* Add test(s) for backend usability in the configure script.
* Add an install target to the Makefile - Copy binary, install manpage, add menu items, install README. See also patch #891909 (Gnome/KDE .desktop file)
* Create a script (probably with perl) which parses the module.mk files and creates the MSVC project files from it. Shouldn't be too difficult.
* Investigate whether switching to [http://www.cmake.org CMake] or [http://www.scons.org SCons] or some other cross platform configuration environment would work for us. Potential advantage: Less effort to maintain and extend the build system, automatic generation of various kinds of project files (Makefiles, and project files for MSVC, XCode, Eclipse, KDevelop ...). Potential drawback: Problems with the customized build systems of our various ports. However, the latter might actually be improved by using CMake or SCons -- hard to say without tests.