Emmanuele Bassi of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has just announced a new development release of the Clutter Toolkit that will lead up to the Clutter 1.0 stable release. For those unfamiliar with Clutter, it is an open-source toolkit designed to develop user interfaces using an OpenGL / OpenGL ES back-end, but without the complexities of programing in OpenGL. Clutter also provides a Pango font renderer and some other interesting features.
Clutter 0.9 that was just released is a significant update over the earlier Clutter 0.8 build and has major API changes with new effects and capabilities. A horde of bugs have also been addressed. The Clutter 0.9.0 release announcement with change-log can be found on the GNOME mailing list
Among other applications, Clutter is going to be used for designing the user interface for Intel's Moblin OS
. More about the Clutter Toolkit can be found on its project web-site