Google Summer of Code kicked off yesterday (May 21), and my project is to work on getting the BGE bug tracker back under control and working on converter improvements while I'm at it. The original proposal focused primarily on the converter, and can be found here:
Pretty much the only parts still planned to be tackled are the asynchronous loading and general converter optimizations. The rest of the focus is bug fixing. If you want to see my current (and growing) task list, look here:
The purpose of this thread is to get feedback on the project. I also wouldn't mind requests for bugs which you'd really like to see fixed (it must be in the tracker so I can keep track of it!) or small features. To avoid scope creep (the scope is already kinda wonky as it is), I'll be pretty picky about what I'll add to my task list (especially new features). I'll probably also give some priority to bugs hindering larger projects and not rare corner cases.
I've been assigned to the Swiss Cheese branch, although some bug fixes will probably go straight into trunk. I'll also be posting weekly status reports to my blog here: