One of the major efforts during May was upgrading to the latest version of of Ruby on Rails (ie. "Rails"), the core framework that Obsidian Portal is built upon. The latest version was still in beta-release, but it was close to finished, so we bit the bullet and did the upgrade.
Today they announced that "Rails 4.0 is official":http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2013/6/25/Rails-4-0-final/. Since we had done all the work already, switching to the official 4.0 release was a snap.
All that is to say: Obsidian Portal is on the cutting edge and the Reforging is being done with the best possible tools at our disposal.
And now back to work...