For further information see https://github.com/joomla-cms/start-here
Now that Finder has been integrated into Joomla 2.5 in the form of Smart Search, the time has come to look forward to Joomla 3.x and how we want search to work in that series.
For further information see Search Working Group
For further information see System Tests Working Group
The Translation Tools Working Group is starting point of a new working team that wants to give answer to a specific goal stablished by the Joomla Production Leadership Team in 2013 (see http://developer.joomla.org/news/74-production-goals-for-2013.html):
Goal #5: Improve processes in Translating the Joomla Software and support the enhancement of the Joomla CMS multilingual system.
Specifically to one of its targets
5.2: Halve the dedicated time needed by a Translation Team member to provide a language package for Joomla. In agreement with the Translation Team, dedicate resources on improving processes and tools to automate the creation of translation packages and uploading them to the Joomla Languages Server.
For further information see Update Working Group
For further information see Web Services Working Group