History

We’ve been working on a new book about the history of WordPress drawing on dozens of interviews with the original folks involved and extensive research. It’s not ready yet, but for the tenth anniversary of WordPress we’d like to make a chapter available, On forking WordPress, forks in general, early WordPress, and the community, which you can download below in the following formats:

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
5.2 Jaco Pastorius Mee 7, 2019
5.1 Betty Carter Februari 21, 2019
5.0 Bebo Valdés Disambor 6, 2018
4.9 Billy Tipton Novambor 15, 2017
4.8 Bill Evans Jun 8, 2017
4.7 Sarah Vaughan Disambor 6, 2016
4.6 Pepper Adams Ogóst 16, 2016
4.5 Coleman Hawkins Ipril 12, 2016
4.4 Clifford Brown Disambor 8, 2015
4.3 Billie Holiday Ogóst 18, 2015
4.2 Bud Powell Ipril 23, 2015
4.1 Dinah Washington Disambor 18, 2014
4.0 Benny Goodman Séptembor 4, 2014
3.9 Jimmy Smith Ipril 16, 2014
3.8 Charlie Parker Disambor 12, 2013
3.7 Count Basie Oktubor 24, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson Ogóst 1, 2013
3.5 Elvin Jones Disambor 11, 2012
3.4 Grant Green Jun 13, 2012
3.3 Sonny Stitt Disambor 12, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin Julai 4, 2011
3.1 Django Reinhardt Februari 23, 2011
3.0 Thelonious Monk Jun 17, 2010
2.9 Carmen McRae Disambor 18, 2009
2.8 Chet Baker Jun 11, 2009
2.7 John Coltrane Disambor 10, 2008
2.6 McCoy Tyner Julai 15, 2008
2.5 Michael Brecker Maarec 29, 2008
2.3 Dexter Gordon Séptembor 24, 2007
2.2 Stan Getz Mee 16, 2007
2.1 Ella Fitzgerald Januari 22, 2007
2.0 Duke Ellington Disambor 31, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn Februari 17, 2005
1.2 Charles Mingus Mee 22, 2004
1.0 Miles Davis Januari 3, 2004
.70 No musician chosen. Mee 27, 2003