Not much going on on the project level.
XML Graphics Commons
A version 1.1 is soon to be released in preparation of the next FOP release.
Most work was on bugfixing. Planning for a new release has started.
The Rhino project has been asked to relicense under the MPL 1.1 which should solve the problem with the license policy. They said, they'll look into it (Nov 3).
There were improvements in the font area, for page-number-citation and the bitmap renderers. It was also encouraging to receive patches from new contributors, including a patch for CMYK support. One new committer: Vincent Hennebert (he was one of the GSoC students)
The 0.93 release is still to be done.