Today was mostly spent making the assistant support v6 repositories. That was harder than expected, because I have not touched this part of the assistant's code much in a long time, and there are lots of tricky races and edge cases to deal with.
The smudge branch has a 4500 diff from master now. Not counting documentation changes (Another 500 lines.) The todo list for it is shrinking slowly now. May not get it done before the new year.