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WordPress 2.3 Beta 2

Faster than a speeding bullet, WordPress 2.3 Beta 2 has been released. I am excited that things are rolling ahead so trouble free for the WordPress team. WordPress 2.3’s final release will be out soon and then they can start working on getting WordPress 2.4 and then WordPress 2.5.

From the WordPress Development Blog:

WordPress 2.3 will be here before you know it! We’re putting out a beta release every Monday until WordPress 2.3 ships on September 24th. Today the second beta drops for your testing pleasure. We’ve fixed a bunch of bugs in the last week — thanks to everyone who participated! That said, this is still rough code, so you should only test the beta if you are comfortable troubleshooting PHP issues, filing tickets, and backing up your blog’s data.

I used to complain about the constant release cycle, but now that I can update all of the blogs in minutes using SVN or Fantastico (though I wish the releases would come out for Fantastico faster), I really don’t mind the faster releases.

As always, I am looking forward to what comes out next.

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  1. Kirk M says: 9/4/2007

    Hi David,

    Tried out beta 1, ran it through it’s paces, like what I saw and promptly got rid of it. I don’t mind using my main personal blog to do this with. I have plenty of experience in reverting back. My readers are forgiving that way which is a good thing since beta testing is an very old addiction of mine. I’m glad they kept to what they said about weekly beta releases.

    I may just wait until beta 3 comes out before trying again. I usually stick with the beta that comes out one or two weeks before the final release. That’s when the bug hunting gets interesting.

    BTW, have you tried out the WordPress Automatic Upgrades plugin. In it’s current configuration it works very well and will be a boon for those who fear or downright hate upgrading their WordPress install (like the ones still using the 2.0 or even the 1.0 series).


  2. David Peralty ) says: 9/4/2007

    Thanks Kirk… most of my blogs are upgraded via SVN… I upgrade basically all of Bloggy Network’s blogs in a few minutes… I thing Automatic upgrades should be in WP Core… but that’s an argument for another day.


  3. Kirk M says: 9/5/2007

    And that’s a good argument too. One that could also include a bit about letting plugin authors do that kind of work and if it works well then it can be incorporated into the core. There’s a certain “community” type logic in that I suppose. Kind of like letting folks like you and me and others write up easy to read “how to’s” because WordPress…uh…doesn’t. There’s a “darkside” to everything isn’t there?

    But as you said…another argument for another day. It’s still my favorite blogging platform.

    Blog well….