Inkscape 0.48.1 delayed
Regrettably an update to stable version of Inkscape is delayed due to a number of unresolved issues.
The initial plan was to release 0.48.1 around October 25, but as testing of the stable version proceeded, more and more regressions and bugs were discovered, and not all of them could be fixed in time.
Some of the bugs are already fixed, but there are still issues with exporting masked objects, and the infamous rulers bug in Ubuntu 10.10 still needs fixing which is likely to involve rewriting rendering code in Cairo.
The anticipated v0.48.1 will be the first point release in three years and will mark return of bugfix releases which have been in demand all this time.