In the last 8 months we have reduced the load signifcantly. Although I have never installed or run motion before I could not say. They are both great projects and from what I can tell track very much the same as far as features go. We do have a live cd and I maintain a single installer CD based on FC3. If you ever have the time and the desire, I'd be interested to know what you think.
I'm glad to hear that. How hard it is to try Zoneminder in existing pluto-debian system ?
Unfortunatly building the wrapper is just a bit out of my reach for the moment since I only installed my first Linux distro Febuary last year and since I don't know anyone that has linux knowledge the learning curve can be steep (along with the fact any programing I have done started a month afterwards), speicaly since I try not to bug anyone (google is my instructor and a few reliable wikis).
Maybe you can animate zoneminder community to help. I think that Pluto is interesting project and probably it will draw attention....