Hi David - those of us here would be happy, not to mention eternally
grateful :), if you took over maintenance of xetex.def and
I never did commit the changes you sent in
https://puszcza.gnu.org.ua/bugs/?317; now I'll leave that for you :).
The files checked into our svn at
are current, to the best of my knowledge.
I never did insert the usual text like:
%% This work has the LPPL maintenance status `maintained'.
%% The Current Maintainer of this work is ...
I'll leave that for you too :).
Please let us know when and where you have the new repo, and together we
can inform CTAN. No hurry on any of it, of course.