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. 2003-05-27
1.0 Miles Davis 2004-01-03
1.2 Charles Mingus 2004-05-22
1.5 Billy Strayhorn 2005-02-17
2.0 Duke Ellington 2005-12-31
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald 2007-01-22
2.2 Stan Getz 2007-05-16
2.3 Dexter Gordon 2007-09-24
2.5 Michael Brecker 2008-03-29
2.6 McCoy Tyner 2008-07-15
2.7 John Coltrane 2008-12-10
2.8 Chet Baker 2009-06-11
2.9 Carmen McRae 2009-12-18
3.0 Thelonious Monk 2010-06-17
3.1 Django Reinhardt 2011-02-23
3.2 George Gershwin 2011-07-04
3.3 Sonny Stitt 2011-12-12
3.4 Grant Green 2012-06-13
3.5 Elvin Jones 2012-12-11
3.6 Oscar Peterson 2013-08-01
3.7 Count Basie 2013-10-24
3.8 Charlie Parker 2013-12-12
3.9 Jimmy Smith 2014-04-16
4.0 Benny Goodman 2014-09-04
4.1 Dinah Washington 2014-12-18
4.2 Bud Powell 2015-04-23
4.3 Billie Holiday 2015-08-18
4.4 Clifford Brown 2015-12-08
4.5 Coleman Hawkins 2016-04-12
4.6 Pepper Adams 2016-08-16
4.7 Sarah Vaughan 2016-12-06
4.8 Bill Evans 2017-06-08
4.9 Billy Tipton 2017-11-15
5.0 Bebo Valdés 2018-12-06