WordPress 2.0 Delayed Until the 26th
With concerns over support during the holiday season, the next version of WordPress has been delayed for a few days. This means that December 26th is the new release date, as many of the people that volunteer their time have said they will be available starting that day on both the forums and the IRC channel.
I think this was a smart move by Matt and the team, as many on the WP-Hackers mailing list were very worried about support, and testing recently fixed problems before releasing the new version on the world.
The few days of extra time will also give those doing internationalization of WordPress and it’s documentation a little extra time to get what they need to done, so that the new release can be a seamless as possible.