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