Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.
It looks like the annoying black-screen bug that plagued 1.21 is gone with this version. The release notes had said as much, and I wanted to check it out for myself.
(No fair laughing at my Win95-IceWM setup.) Looks good. Back to playing … and back to Arch, probably.