In July, I mentioned that WordPress 2.6 was on the horizon (naturally it launched shortly thereafter). Coming now in November is WordPress 2.7. While 2.6 was a refinement of 2.5, which was a total rebuild of WordPress, 2.7 looks to be more of a new rebuild once again. WordPress has been hosting surveys on layouts of navigation schemes and much more.
While I really respect the fact that the WordPress development team is asking for the communitie’s input, I have to wonder, just how necessary is a total new rebuild of WordPress when the last major build, 2.5, was only released in March or so of this year?
I don’t mind the layout 2.5 gave us. Not to mention that all the plugins I depend on continued to function just fine thank you very much during the conversion. I’m hoping that 2.7 is a major cosmetic change, but that the functioning stays essentially the same so it doesn’t muck up my site. I know I have the option of staying with what I have, but I’m one of those people that needs to have the newest and latest (especially when it’s free!).
Anyway, if you use WordPress, and want to have a say in the new build, check out http://wordpress.org/development/2008/09/wordpress-2-7-survey-no2/