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. 5 сар 27, 2003
1.0 Miles Davis 1 сар 3, 2004
1.2 Charles Mingus 5 сар 22, 2004
1.5 Billy Strayhorn 2 сар 17, 2005
2.0 Duke Ellington 12 сар 31, 2005
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald 1 сар 22, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz 5 сар 16, 2007
2.3 Dexter Gordon 9 сар 24, 2007
2.5 Michael Brecker 3 сар 29, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner 7 сар 15, 2008
2.7 John Coltrane 12 сар 10, 2008
2.8 Chet Baker 6 сар 11, 2009
2.9 Carmen McRae 12 сар 18, 2009
3.0 Thelonious Monk 6 сар 17, 2010
3.1 Django Reinhardt 2 сар 23, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin 7 сар 4, 2011
3.3 Sonny Stitt 12 сар 12, 2011
3.4 Grant Green 6 сар 13, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones 12 сар 11, 2012
3.6 Oscar Peterson 8 сар 1, 2013
3.7 Count Basie 10 сар 24, 2013
3.8 Charlie Parker 12 сар 12, 2013
3.9 Jimmy Smith 4 сар 16, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman 9 сар 4, 2014
4.1 Dinah Washington 12 сар 18, 2014
4.2 Bud Powell 4 сар 23, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday 8 сар 18, 2015
4.4 Clifford Brown 12 сар 8, 2015
4.5 Coleman Hawkins 4 сар 12, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams 8 сар 16, 2016
4.7 Sarah Vaughan 12 сар 6, 2016
4.8 Bill Evans 6 сар 8, 2017
4.9 Billy Tipton 11 сар 15, 2017
5.0 Bebo Valdés 12 сар 6, 2018