Xposed development has been in a limbo with the last update being a beta released a year ago.
Die hard fans of Xposed hesitate to upgrade Android, in the absence of Xposed support.This is true for the latest Android Pie as well. Magisk is useful but cannot replace Xposed for deep stuff. Yet another concern is Safety Net getting triggered when Xposed framework is installed through Magisk.
What are the alternatives available? Preferably without triggering Safety Net?
This is a self answered question to share my recent foray into this after upgrading to Pie.
Moderators are welcome to make this a wiki Q and A if it attracts more updates.