We’re still getting all of the last details completed in terms of installers and docs.
– There will be an installer for the Inkscape extension, along with documentation. If you know how to manage a manual install, you’re welcome to get a head start. ;)
– Yes, you want an SVG file that consists only of paths. You can definitely create that in Illustrator. I would recommend starting (always!) with the Letter or A4 templates in Inkscape, and importing your work onto those templates.