It seems like its been a very long time since Roomba Status has been developed. There are now tons of alternatives, on Linux and Otherwise.
I'm a big fan of Roborealm, and it runs perfectly with Wine even on small computers like the Pi.
Here's an open source Linux compatible program: http://playerstage.sourceforge.net
Some more linux based stuff, and a link to a great book: http://hackingroomba.com/code/embedded-linux/
Like I said, I personally prefer Roborealm. Even past the basic control, its one of the most powerful vision processors that can run on an off the shelf processor. The webservers pretty sweet also.