WordPress 2.7 – Two week delay

I just dug up the following about the delay to the 2.7 release of WordPress:

WordPress Development Team on delay of WordPress 2.7 release-

“Speaking of the final release, it will not be available on November 10th as originally scheduled.  We are two weeks behind schedule at the moment.  We need a little more time to finish the visual design, do a round of user testing against that finished design, and do a proper round of public beta testing. Our plan is to keep working as if Nov. 10 is still the release date.  However, instead of releasing the final 2.7 on the 10th, we will make a release candidate available instead.  The release candidate is intended to be a high-quality, almost-finished release that we are comfortable recommending for broad use.  After Nov. 10, the focus will be on fixing high impact bugs turned up by those of you testing the release candidate. I suspect 2.7 will be ready for final release by the end of November.  A specific date will be set as we progress through the public beta cycle and get a feel for how solid the release is.”

4 replies
  1. Lyndi
    Lyndi says:

    I thought I was impatient. I would much rather wait a while with the hope that the final release will be ‘bug-free’, if such a thing exists. Hang in there Jim, good things come to those who wait.

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  2. Tertius
    Tertius says:

    Interesting. “We need a little more time…”. There might be some validity to being a company that “talks the talk of the community”. But this seems a bit unprofessional to me.

    There’s a balance that should be kept between “this is an opensource project” and “we’re a commercial company”.

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  3. Jim
    Jim says:

    @Tertius: You are right, although a lot of open source projects (PHPBB, for example) will not even hazard a guess. I don’t mind waiting, but I would agree their approach is not the best.

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