A new coder came to the Legacy team, and has been adding a TON of bugfixes, which will be compiled into the last of the 1.0 branch, Legacy 1.44.
After they get a stable and satisfactory version of 1.44, they'll swap over to total focus on the 2.0 branch, and starting for release.
I noticed the thread while looking for info on the Legacy coronas for the DyLi's, and noticed that updates were being done to Legacy. Boingo posted once, and Xbolt posted once...Boingo talking about 1.32 (possibly meaning 1.42) being different from this new 1.44 (unreleased), while Xbolt noticed that the changelog linked by the main dev mentioned ALOT of newmaps and chexquest fixes (by name, said stuff like "Fix segfault in chexquest-newmaps due to lightlist bad value.") as well as a built in Chex Quest mode that mimics the behavior of stuff like Chocolate doom, as well as what appears to be Strife support.
Xbolt then commented that this stuff was enough to make him finish his project (newmaps).
SO! If 1.44 comes out, will we see the finishing of Newmaps?