Looks like someone has come up with a nose plugin for subunit – excellent! http://www.liucougar.net/blog/projects/nose-subunit
In their post the author notes that subunit is not easy_installable at the moment. It will be shortly. Thanks to Tres Seaver there is a setup.py for the python component of Subunit, and he has offered to maintain that going forward. His patch is in trunk, and the next release will include a pypi upload.
The next subunit release should be pretty soon too – the unicode support in testtools has been overhauled thanks to Martin[gz], and so we’re in much better shape on Python 2.x than we were before. Python3 for testtools is trouble free in this area because confused strings don’t exist there :)