Our external maintainers  effort has been extremely successful so far: thanks to the great help of the Scala community, several previously neglected components of the Scala system are being refreshed and improved at a surprising pace. However, we are still looking for help with a few remaining modules. Specifically, our XML infrastructure  would benefit from some updates: if you are an XML wizard, and you are keen on Scala, this is the right task for you!
If you are unsure about maintaining a whole module, you can of course look at our Trac database , where in particular several smaller issues are assigned to scala_community . Just investigate any of the open tickets, and start writing your code; you can easily obtain from here the Scala source code  (also from SVN ) and set up your development system  (also using an IDE ). The rest of the Scala community  will be happy to assist you with your work. All contributions are welcome!!