I am wondering why the Tex community does not have some sort of central Content Management System for version control and bug tracking, say, at CTAN. This community is surely large and mature enough for such an infrastructure, see TX.SX. It is embracing new technology when useful, see, again, TX.SX, or LuaTeX.
I am aware that some packages use such CMS'. I also know that MiKTeX does have a bug tracker at sourceforge, while TexLive does not. Wouldn't it be great if these forces were to be joined?
I have mixed experiences with bug reporting via personal email. Heiko Oberdiek was very responsive, providing a new version of
hyperref. On the other hand, I have a bug report for
refcheck, but the email address of the maintainer is dead (host does not resolve). Now I have this neat MWE here, and nowhere to post it.