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WordPress 2.9 May Arrive Pretty Soon

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While I was going through the developer feed on WordPress, I saw a pretty interesting thing, which could mean that WordPress 2.9 will be out pretty soon. The update on WordPress Dev Prologue reads:

Strings are frozen for 2.9 as of the beta 2 release. Happy translating.

Though this may not mean much as of now, as only the strings are frozen in the build. However, it could also suggest that the release is imminent and should be out soon.

If you haven’t checked out WordPress 2.9 yet, read a hands-on review of WordPress 2.9 I did earlier.

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  1. gestroud says:

    Looking forward to this, just hope it’s not released on Christmas Eve or Christmas day… gonna be kind of busy. :-)

  2. gestroud says:

    Why does “Strings are frozen for 2.9″ remind me of the line from “Life, The Universe and Everything” about “eddies in the space-time continuum.” :-D

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/T.....hapter_2_3

  3. Viper007Bond (91 comments.) says:

    It’s just giving translators time to translate WordPress and not be stuck with a last minute string change. ;)

  4. Dean Saliba (8 comments.) says:

    I’m half looking forward to it and half dreading it.

    Hopefully the new release won’t put half my plugins and my theme out of commission.

    • Dave says:

      I know how you feel. I dread every release because of plugin compatibility.

  5. jjp (3 comments.) says:

    I can’t wait for 2.9 to be released, looking forward to utilizing that new image editor and the post thumbnail feature, yeah!

  6. Dana @ Online Knowledge (27 comments.) says:

    I think it will launch in early 2010.

    • Sriraj (6 comments.) says:

      I hope it does. I’ll be moving away from my blog for at least 10 days for Christmas. And I pretty well know the implications of not updating immediately when an update is available.

      • James Moralde (7 comments.) says:

        What are the implications Sriraj? Whenever an update becomes available, my usual response is to wait and check out the reactions of others who have immediately updated. If all’s well, only then do I jump in. Are there risks that I am unaware of? Could the danger be already here now even before 2.10 is conceived?

  7. steve media (10 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the bad news… I wish it would be December 2011 before the next release.. I have no desire to go through updating a bunch of wordpress blogs for some random features noone needs..

    ugrades should be plugins unless security related.

  8. bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

    not necessarily, I’ve seen language translations take years to complete before. portableapps.com takes literally 13 months for translations to complete, I’ve seen it happen, so even if its just to the translation phase, that doesn’t necessarily mean its going to be released this year, or even next. lol Now I can’t see wordpress taking that long, there usually pretty quick about things, compared to winamp or portableapps that seem to take years for anything to happen, but i’m just saying, that doesn’t necessarily mean Its going to be out by christmas or anything.

  9. Uwe (18 comments.) says:

    The Image Editor looks pretty cool!
    But I’m afraid WordPress will explode some day due to feature overload.. :-/

  10. John Sharp (5 comments.) says:

    Oh my god do you know I remember using WordPress back in 2003! When it was just a fork of b2. Then in 2004 Movable Type went pay for play. The support forums were getting out of hand because users were wanting this or wanting that, cause everyone ported over from Movable Type all at the same time. Just look at us now. Glad to of found your site.


    WordPress Commando



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