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. Mae 27, 2003
1.0 Miles Davis Genver 3, 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus Mae 22, 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn C'hwevrer 17, 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington Kerzu 31, 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Genver 22, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Mae 16, 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon Gwengolo 24, 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker Meurzh 29, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Gouere 15, 2008
2.7 John Coltrane Kerzu 10, 2008
2.8 Chet Baker Mezheven 11, 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae Kerzu 18, 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk Mezheven 17, 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt C'hwevrer 23, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Gouere 4, 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt Kerzu 12, 2011
3.4 Grant Green Mezheven 13, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones Kerzu 11, 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson Eost 1, 2013
3.7 Count Basie miz Here 24, 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker Kerzu 12, 2013
3.9 Jimmy Smith Ebrel 16, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Gwengolo 4, 2014
4.1 Dinah Washington Kerzu 18, 2014
4.2 Bud Powell Ebrel 23, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Eost 18, 2015
4.4 Clifford Brown Kerzu 8, 2015
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Ebrel 12, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Eost 16, 2016
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Kerzu 6, 2016
4.8 Bill Evans Mezheven 8, 2017
4.9 Billy Tipton miz Du 15, 2017
5.0 Bebo Vald├ęs Kerzu 6, 2018