First: I've read through the archives and I see there was an extensive discussion over installers in Dec 2001 and Jan 2002. I do not want to re-hash that discussion.
I was just wondering if there was any interest in reverse engineering the pkg format and recreating SoftwareValet and PackageBuilder exactly as they are now.
I used PackageBuilder last night for the first time to create the Microsoft Font Installer (http://www.bebits.com/app/4331) and it took me about 15 minutes. The installer package worked perfectly the first time. So I think it is a pretty slick app. Of course last week I was battling with the NSIS installer on Windows writing its weird PHP/Assembly script language combo, so maybe I'm an unusual case.
I'm willing to do the work on this, but maybe you guys think effort needs to go other places...