I've reviewed all the open quests for Catalyst and have picked a final list of ones that I think represent a good mix of easy / medium / hard jobs with various impact (everything from behind the scenes refactoring to make things easier in the future to highly visible new superpowers for Catalyst).
I did my best to mix it up a bit, on the hope that the variety of task sizes and types will have broader apply to the volunteer base (did't I say my boss reads my blog, so there's no way I'm doing this all myself...) There's one or two things here that even someone rather unfamiliar with Catalyst codebase should be able to solve, and a few things of rather specialized interests that might just exactly scratch the itch you've been feeling while developing on your Catalyst application.
There are a few things on the total list that got more votes, but I didn't choose because either I felt I didn't have the developer resources for the task, or that the task needed more 'baking' (i.e. more discussion from the people that want it, like the use cases and problems you face that it would solve). In particular I know the BreadBoard conversion task is highly popular, but that's going to need major sponsorship in its current state, and I felt overall there are much easier things we can do that will have high impact on developers lives much more immediately.
That being said, this is still the proposed list, so please take a look and COMPLAIN NOW, rather than bitching on IRC two months or so from now when Hamburg launches and all your apps are broken...
In preparation for the new development cycle, I've push a new branch to shadowgit and the Github Catalyst Organization that you all can watch and work from.
Github => https://github.com/perl-catalyst/catalyst-runtime/tree/hamburg
ShadowGit => http://git.shadowcat.co.uk/gitweb/gitweb.cgi?p=catagits/Catalyst-Runtime.git;a=tree;h=refs/heads/hamburg;hb=hamburg
As I've previously mentioned, one of my hobbies is to help preserve rare and otherwise endangered breeds of farm / domestic animals. The Hamburg Chicken is considered relatively rare and I am lucky enough to have one rooster and one hen on my farm. Our rooster is a great guy, who watches over his brood and will defend a hen should anything threaten her. Yet in general he is not at all aggressive like many roosters can be.
Both the rooster and hen are active, decent foragers, but atypical for the breed they are not particularly flighty around me or my wife. The hen is a decent layer as well. This breed is available in bantam size if you want chickens but are afraid you don't have the space for them. Overall I am happy to have both a hen and rooster and hope someday to breed some show quality birds from the pair. I'll send links to some pictures when I get a moment.