WordPress 2.5: get a “sneak peek” before launch

Filed as News on March 18, 2008 1:46 am

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.

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  1. By Ryan Williams posted on March 18, 2008 at 3:50 am
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    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. ;)

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  2. By Andy Merrett posted on March 18, 2008 at 4:33 am
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    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…

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  3. By Lloyd Budd posted on March 18, 2008 at 9:47 am
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    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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  4. By athritis posted on March 22, 2008 at 8:12 pm
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    yeah 2.5 is good but the script is only going to get better…there the best blog script out there i reckon…

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