It only took them four weeks to squash enough bugs that they wanted to release an updated version of WordPress.
They have closed 114 bugs for the 2.0.1 release, and come up with some nice fixes including:
- You can now specify an upload directory, and whether to use date-based storage or not.
- Caching has been fixed under certain PHP enviroments.
- Permalinks have been fixed for weird enviroments as well.
- XML-RPC uploading works.
- Compatibility with older versions of PHP.
- Several WYSIWYG fixes and cleanups.
- Imports now use much less memory.
- Now works with MySQL 5.0 in strict mode.
It should be interesting to see if the new release will mean that more people will adopt the new version over the older 1.5 as I know a few people clinging onto their older version not ready to jump to what they consider an immature release. There are also a few people that are still not happy even with the new bug fixes and feature enhancements, but I doubt there is anything that will please everyone.
Head on over to WordPress.org for the new version.