> On a side note, I wish more FOSS projects would just move to GitHub.
On the sole grounds that loads of potential casual contributors (including me) already have a GitHub account and are used to work with it. It would remove yet another barrier to contributing.
I agree strongly with the idea that collaboration should be made as easy as possible, though. Complex build systems can be a pretty big barrier to entry (and make for an unpleasant entry to a codebase).