Inkscape v1.0 is tentatively due to be released on May 1st. Here
<https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/04/14/16_years_inkscape_v1/> is a
backgrounder on how development has been progressing. There seems to be
this assumption that Apple users are important:
Mac support is hugely important, thanks to the wide use of Macs in
the artistic and designer community.
while on the other hand,
They know that macOS usage has been very small.
The new version is using GTK+3, and the UI is more customizable than
before. The command shell has also been improved. Finally:
Is the open-source business model, or lack of it, holding back
Inkscape? "We would advance much faster with even one or two
full-time people," said Jeanmougin. "That has been some frustration
because we only rely on donations. We get much less than what we
would need to hire people."