WordPress 2.7 will arrive on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 8PM Eastern Time in the United States, so says the WordPress.com blog and Jane Wells of Automattic.
WordPress 2.7 Release Candidate 1 was released December 1, with 280 commits since WordPress 2.7 beta 3. This release includes the new menu icons created by the winners of WordPress 2.7: Project Icon, and fixes to the browser bugs that have been giving the development team headaches.
Originally, WordPress.com bloggers were told that they would not get a glimpse of the new WordPress 2.7 features and interface until about two weeks after the full version release. With the first release candidate out, and only four days before the WordPress.com conversion to WordPress 2.7, I’m not sure if the full version will be out before or just after.
The article also includes instructions on what to expect on WordPress.com from the new features and instructions on using the new Administration Panel interface, though most of it is really user friendly and intuitive.
For a glimpse of some of the new features, see WordPress 2.7 Release News and Links.