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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 bug tracker.

The dates for 2014 are for discussion and planning purposes, will be firmed up as we get closer to release.

VersionPlanned
3.9April 16, 2014
4.0August 13, 2014
4.1December 10, 2014

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.

VersionMusicianDate
.70 No musician chosen. May 27, 2003
1.0 Miles Davis January 3, 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus May 22, 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn February 17, 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington December 31, 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald January 22, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz May 16, 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon September 24, 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker March 29, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner July 15, 2008
2.7 John Coltrane December 10, 2008
2.8 Chet Baker June 11, 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae December 18, 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk June 17, 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt February 23, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin July 4, 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt December 12, 2011
3.4 Grant Green June 13, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones December 11, 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson August 1, 2013
3.7 Count Basie October 24, 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker December 12, 2013