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