yosch wrote Tex Live 2009 has been released: I heard it on recentlog first. Funny, I just installed the testing version last Friday. I wonder if anything significant can have changed since then?
shlomif mentions an essay called "But I can't use CPAN": also at the end of last week, I tried to install/update the Text::HTML module, among the dependencies of which were two modules, each of which had a pre-install test that failed. Kind of weird, but emails to each module's maintainer resulted in fixes, each within two hours. I was impressed; kudos to CPAN's module maintainers.
While I'm at it, I've put up my business website's weblog: /var/spool/textproof. No interesting content yet, unless you find marginal annotation abbreviations exciting, but the fact of the weblog's existence is advogato-relevant, since it is compiled using Stevey's fine chronicle.