While we were sleeping, Wordpress 1.5 (“Strayhorn”) was released!

Announcement is here.

Amusingly, Wordpress uses a similar set of release names to Programmers Notepad - they’re all great Jazz names. Both PN and Wordpress have had Mingus releases, and the new release is Strayhorn. In Matt’s own words:

This release is named “Strayhorn” in honor of Billy Strayhorn the pianist and sublime composer who worked closely with Duke Ellington and wrote tunes like “Take the A Train” and “Lush Life.” We thought he was perfect to represent the power and elegance of this release, which has been under intense development and testing the past few months.

I’ve been running on nightlies of Wordpress 1.5 for a while - it’s fantastic.