This is more or less an interim release, intended to capture the latest bug
fixes and enhancements from the version control version for users who are
not easily able to build in that context. With that in mind, the build
system has been somewhat bulletproofed. There have been many changes behind
the scenes in the few months since last release too, including
much-increased use of code generators (Icemap and Flex) to replace some of
the old handcrufted unmaintainable code from FontForge. More dead code has
been removed, and documentation although still scant is expanded a bit.