I hacked for 3 or 4 hours on static rendering today. Almost have it complete where "complete" is defined as "statically renders your basic blog into html and other flavour forms" and is not defined as "handles dynamic content, comments, and other neat things seamlessly".
I think that'll all be in version 2.
In the process of implementing what I implemented, I moved some stuff around, cleaned up the common_start stuff, re-tested xmlrpc, removed some old files in the CVS repository, and fixed some bugs that had been lying around undiscovered.
Assuming I get some time tomorrow to work on it, I'll have static rendering finished before the end of the weekend.