I'm really glad you posted this, it looks like a great project. I'd install it myself, but I'm worried about it taking over my linux install a little more than I'd like; however, it's easy to recommend to just about everyone else.
Best part is he's planning on adding Dosbox soon. Last I tried it on linux about all I got from it was about 386-25 performance, but that was without any special scaling help on an old version of Dosbox. If it gets to mid-Pentium 1 level performance I'd be deliriously happy.