Sorry for the lack of updates over the past week or so. With exams on the horizon I am finding myself with ever less time to work on my summer of code project. Thankfully, however, I scheduled this into my initial time-line and so it should not be a problem.
I did, however, manage to find the time to work on a quick comparison between the hinting options provided by FreeType's auto-hinter and the current Mathtex implementation. Although not strictly related to my project it is interesting nevertheless. If all goes well I should have a post on it ready by Wednesday.