There's an on-going discussion between Stas Bekman and Nick Ing-Simmons about some PerlIO-related stuff (that apparently noone cares about or understands, except if you're working on the inners of mod_perl 2). Besides this, most patches are about documentation and uncommon platform builds, the development being frozen.
Trivia : Larry Wall, who was absent from p5p for months, (or years), posted several messages. Is this a Great Return ? Watch the upcoming episodes of our show.