GnoMenu will restart development in a few days and with ramping towards GnoMenu 2. Though not set in stone GnoMenu 1.7 will most likely be the last of the major GnoMenu 1 series releases leaving 1.8 and 1.9 for bug fixes and minor feature updates.
We need user inputs to get ideas for features users and Theme Creators want to see in the GnoMenu 2 series.
If you have a Launchpad membership you can put feature requests there at:
or contact me at shaun(dot)marolf(at)gmail(dot)com