The primary thing fixed in this release is that the labels for the various layouts in the layouts tab are now darker. A number of people have written to me, wondering why the layouts were "disabled" in r1b8. They're not actually disabled, they just *look* like they are. It goes to show that my next door neighbor the HCI expert actually knows what he's talking about. So I apologize for any confusion. The labels are now much darker and un-disabled looking. So hopefully that clears up any confusion.
Also added, in the desktop version of DroidDraw, is the ability to browse for images for ImageButtons and ImageViews. This requires that you specify a location for your drawables directory that's located in your project. Images that are not already present in the directory are copied there for you (how convenient!)
In addition to that, the beginning inklings of code generation support are in there. That's intended really as a tease more than anything else. There's not much there yet, but eventually DroidDraw will support some code generation to make your lives even easier!
Until then, you'll have to make do with coding by hand.
As always, bugs/feature requests/cold hard cash -> brendan.d.burns on gmail.