WordPress 2.5: get a “sneak peek” before launch

WordPress 2.5 is almost ready to go. Last week, we’d expected a St Patrick’s Day launch, but it looks as if we’ll have to wait just a few more days for the official launch.

That doesn’t mean you can’t get a sneak peek of the new version. Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of WordPress 2.5 is now available for download, with the team looking for feedback.

According to today’s blog entry, the software is “basically done and stable”, and:

could be released today, but we’d like to incorporate feedback from a wider audience before making it available to the general public. After a few days of your feedback we’ll set a final release date.

As always, there’ll be much more information in Lorelle’s excellent WordPress Wednesday columns.


  1. says

    To say it’s “nearly done” is a bit of an exaggeration on their part, seeing as the development tracker still reports the release as only 63% complete, which is a whopping few percent since your last post.

    The tracker said it was due yesterday, but I see they’ve added another four days to it.

    For those eagerly following the release, the most accurate measure you’ve got is that tracker. ;)

  2. says

    Maybe it’s like the progress bars you get when installing software. Sometimes the bar “sticks” for ages, then the last portion is done in no time.

    Or perhaps not…

  3. says

    Ryan, although some projects may operate like that, the tracker isn’t historically a meaningful measure in that way for WordPress. If you wanted to consider open bugs, I would only look at the high severity and priority ones. Which appears to be less than 20.

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