We've done quite a few things in 1.x since the previous release (e.g. generic deduplication, removing indexer.solr package, etc...) and the next 2.x release will be after the changes to GORA have been made, tested and used on the Nutch side so that could be quite a while.
I am neutral as to whether we should do a 1.x release now. There are some minor issues that we could do in 1.x before the next release like :
and probably a few others but they could also be done later.
Let's hear what others think.