Roadmap

After the 2.1 release, we decided to adopt a regular release schedule every 3-4 months with the features primarily driven by ideas voted on by our users. Here are the current planned releases, and links to their respective milestones in our issue tracker.

Any projected dates are for discussion and planning purposes, and will be firmed up as we get closer to release.

Version Planned
5.1 (Trac) 2019

The month prior to a release new features are frozen and the focus is entirely on ensuring the quality of the release by eliminating bugs and profiling the code for any performance issues.

Jazzers and Release Dates

WordPress core developers share a love of jazz music, and all our major releases are named in honor of jazz musicians we personally admire. Here’s a list of releases and the musicians they were named for. You can listen to a Last.fm station of all the musicians we named a release for.

Version Musician Date
.70 No musician chosen. Mayu 27, 2003
1.0 Miles Davis Janairu 3, 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus Mayu 22, 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Fabrairu 17, 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington Dicamba 31, 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Janairu 22, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Mayu 16, 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon Satumba 24, 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker Maris 29, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Yuli 15, 2008
2.7 John Coltrane Dicamba 10, 2008
2.8 Chet Baker Yune 11, 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae Dicamba 18, 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk Yune 17, 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt Fabrairu 23, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Yuli 4, 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt Dicamba 12, 2011
3.4 Grant Green Yune 13, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones Dicamba 11, 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson Agosta 1, 2013
3.7 Count Basie Otoba 24, 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker Dicamba 12, 2013
3.9 Jimmy Smith Aprailu 16, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Satumba 4, 2014
4.1 Dinah Washington Dicamba 18, 2014
4.2 Bud Powell Aprailu 23, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Agosta 18, 2015
4.4 Clifford Brown Dicamba 8, 2015
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Aprailu 12, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Agosta 16, 2016
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Dicamba 6, 2016
4.8 Bill Evans Yune 8, 2017
4.9 Billy Tipton Nuwamba 15, 2017
5.0 Bebo Vald├ęs Dicamba 6, 2018