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