I just did an update on my local WordPress subversion trunk and noticed the version had been updated to 2.0. No more release candidate, this is the final 2.0 WordPress release. Not many changes between 2.0-Final and RC3. I think there were maybe a total of 15 files that had any changes to them, if that many.
The WordPress.org site is down for the time being, displaying a message:
Switching servers, please check back in about a half hour. Thanks! – Matt
Probably getting ready to announce WordPress 2.0 on the site. Congratulations to the WordPress team on another fine release.
So, I didn’t post for WordPress 2.0-RC2, although there was a far greater number of changes in RC2 than there is in RC3. But, RC2 is history now, so screw it. Sounds like this could be the final release candidate before WordPress 2.0 is officially out of beta and ready for “production” use.
The next release of WordPress is drawing near. Please help us shake out any last remaining bugs by downloading and testing the 2.0 Release Candidate. If all goes well, the Release Candidate will become 2.0 final. We’re almost there. Download, test, and head over to the Beta Forum to let us know if the Release Candidate is ready for prime time.
I’ve got release candidate 3 running here right now, no problems at all. On a related note, Spam Karma 2.0 informed me of 2.1 being in beta. Can’t seem to find a link to it now though.
Iraqis are voting in what some say is the most important election yet. The Sunnis, who boycotted the parliamentary election in January ’04, are expected to turn out in droves for this election. 1000 or so Sunni clerics issued fatwas urging their followers to participate in this election.
More than 1,000 Sunni clerics issued a religious decree, or fatwa , urging their followers to vote, rallying what is expected to be a massive turnout by Sunnis, who widely obeyed the clerics’ instructions to boycott parliamentary elections in January.
Bill Roggio is on the ground in Iraq, go check it out for some election coverage right from the source. There’s lots of purple finger photos floating in the blogosphere right now. Iraqis have an impressive amount of support coming from U.S. bloggers and bloggers throughout the world. The large list of bloggers below wishing Iraqis the best is a prime example. I can’t believe we’ve made this much progress in such short time. Other bloggers:
Iraq the Model
Stop the ACLU
No End But Victory
Ankle Biting Pundits
Outside The Beltway
In The Bullpen
UPDATE: Brian at Iowa Voice has an update noting the apparently spetacular success of the Iraqi elections. It’s estimated that up to 15 million Iraqis voted! The CIA World Factbook estimates the population of Iraq to be about 26 million. That number coming from back in July 2005, so it’s pretty recent. That’s 57% voter turnout, but all of those 26 million aren’t registered voters, so, I dunno. Really, there can’t be much more than 20 million Iraqis of the age to vote. That puts the voter turnout close to 75%, I’d say that’s a pretty impressive show.