it's been a long time without posting - but real life kicked in.
one of the things that keep me busy those days is the rebuilding of perl packages for mageia. around 2000 have been done, with ~400 still waiting. it's been a good opportunity to clean up the mess: remove old packages, clean spec files, etc.
all in all, mageia will be quite in a good shape regarding perl packages when mirroring will start - which should happen quite soon!