WordPress 2.7.1 Beta Released

On January 31st, 2009 WordPres 2.7.1 beta was released on the WP-Testers mailing list. For those interested, you can download it here or if you would like to automatically upgrade from 2.7 to 2.7.1-beta1, change the version in wp-includes/version.php from 2.7 to 2.7.1-foo and then visit Tools->Upgrade as per Ryan Boren.

2.7.1 contains at least 65 completed trouble tickets with another 50 set for the 2.7.1 milestone. However, looks like most of those will be moved to the next milestone which is 2.7.2 or 2.8. If you are interested in fixing any one of the available tickets for this milestone, please visit the 2.7.1 status page and make your presence known.

No need to ask when 2.7.1 will be released to the public as it will be when it’s done. However, lets turn this into a bar game. Guess the DAY in which you believe 2.7.1 will be released to the public. My guess is February 9th. You win bragging rights if you either get the answer right on or are the one closest to the day without going ahead.

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  1. I pick mignight February 3rd for the official release.

    Thanks for the tip about 2.7.1 foo. Will that work more than once though? Will I be able to automatically upgrade to 2.7.2 beta when/if it is released or will I need to alter that file every time?

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  2. @Ryan – I believe this works until you upgrade to a full public version, that being 2.7.1 final. You would then need to edit the file again if you want to take your blog off of the public release track and back onto the dev track.

    Although it might be a pain to keep editing the file, it allows for more people to use the development versions of WordPress without the need to setup subversion.

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  3. It would be nice if there was a way to do this permanently. I’m happy to run the betas on a live site, but I usually can’t be bothered as it requires updating so regularly. If I could it with the a permanent change to something I’d be happy to be a beta tester, but in the mean time I’ll probably just stick to testing it on my local install.

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