There’s no formal announcement as I’m writing this, but WordPress 2.8.1 is out now and should ping in everyone’s admin interfaces, asking you to upgrade. You can get it from wordpress.org as always. Update: Here’s the wordpress.org post!
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.