Marketpress 3.0 ETA or will I need to hire a developer

Hi all,
I know you can’t give a definite ETA for marketpress, but since I am in the position of maybe having to hire a developer I thought I would just ask if there was a general sense of it being released in the next month or so.
Also is there going to be something in the new release in regards to a global cart with chained payments (please oh please).
Thanks again for all your great work and help
Meriam