This release introduces new changes to support more of an SVG-like structure including paint and drawable dictionaries respectively similar in concept to SVG's paint servers and defs section.

This release also adds two new dependencies on glibmm (mainly for UTF strings and regular expression support) and libxml++ as well as removing the dependency on expat.

Limited support for linear gradients in SVGs is also introduced as is the new class Paint; a thin encapsulation of cairo's patterns with a signal emitted when the pattern is changed.

Also new is extended unit tests and devhelp support.