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In the CSI project we developed the IIB module to hold interactive administration tasks. http://drupal.org/project/iib.
I think it would be nice to join efforts to place the administration tasks in the same place. The module itself is extremely basic. Very little css/js right now. It is undergoing a UX review but the api/concepts will not change.
Just tossing it out there as an idea.