Have just installed Launcher3 on AD5GB's 11/25 PACman build. Velvet (Google Search) & PrebuiltGmsCore (Google Play services) refused to install (no reason given, but they are both older versions than those currently installed), but...
Launcher works, phone responds to 'OK Google', and no keyboard popup with PA Prefs setting my interface to 190dpi and tablet mode.
As an aside, I take it that Google waited for Apple to re-invent it's UI before turning the status bar to white (grey really) text on a black background and swipe right for search (How novel, like no-one else has done that before.
With the vast amount of Android devices available, I am grateful that there is a least one person working on custom ROMs for the i717. I am extremely grateful that there are many people at work customizing their Galaxy Note LTEs and sharing their work with the rest of the world.