Anyhow, I wrote a blog post on the subject quite a while ago, which is pretty much a braindump of what I am attempting with CakePackages. I also wrote a post on what I thought The Chaw might have been had development on CakePHP not split.
I'm currently working on a smarter package classifier, one that uses the Reflection api, but unfortunately there are MANY bugs with my current approach. My current output (as of yesterday) is the following thus. I'd like to complete this before I continue working on CakePackages in the general sense.
Other things I'd like to do are default to showing an up to date readme, allow commenting/tagging/usage counters for given packages, supporting github organizations, as well as displaying forks on the site. I also have a non-working plugin installer (not the one on github) that I'm futzing with local