Oh happy days! Haiku just announced that two new development contracts will soon(ish) be starting. Two contracts for two developers for two months each, awesome. Ingo and Oliver will soon start their new contracts (probably around the end of the year) and both will be working on package management, that will bring it way up to speed, no doubt about it.
On a related note, Matt posted a new blog entry precisely about Haiku's package management, highlighting some key aspects of the upcoming Haiku system, a good read.
Can't wait for the end of the two contracts to see the results of their hard work. As I said earlier, awesome.