* write lots of tests exercising the web interface
* switch from SQLIte to PostgreSQL
* start using mod_perl instead of the current vanilla CGI
* Make it easy for others to contribute to CPAN::Forum
I hope the tests will allow me to make the switch safer and later to further develop CPAN::Forum without breaking the site. The switch to PostgreSQL and to mod_perl will hopefully speed up the web site and reduce the load on the server allowing to serve more people and more pages.
I am planning to switch to Git and use Github instead of the current Subversion repository. In addition I'll need to fix the documentation on how to setup a development server and make sure it is easy. Hopefully these changes will make it easier for people to contribute to the application which in turn will allow us to add many new features.