For all who may find them useful, I've just posted a series of Python/RoboFab scripts for typeface design/production. These scripts have been developed for the way that I work, so your milage with them may vary. Currently they have all been tested with FontLab 4 and RoboFab 1.1 on the Mac. There are scripts for automatic placing of accents, dealing with development VFB files with lots of overlaps and composites, quickly generating multiple instances of a MultipleMaster typeface for testing, and a couple of other things.
The scripts can be found at http://www.benkiel.com/typeDesign/