After the version jump from 1.3 to 1.5, I am getting a bit confused as to where current nightlies are at, or rather, where WP is heading for the next stable release, which is currently still at 1.2.2.
I read the stuff about not being able to give a full feature list or roadmap for the next stable version, because things where changing so fast. But surely someone must have an idea about what the next WP is going to include or exclude. I mean exclusion as a positive thing to counter feature bloat - after all there are always plug-ins. A good plug-in API is probably a better feature than most hardwired features you could add.
I read, that the version jump from 1.3 to 1.5 was done because so much of the code was rewritten. Wouldn't it have been better to fork the code and start a WPII, since now 1.5 is so far removed from the original 1.2?
While WP 1.5 is already collecting prizes, which suggests it's nearing completion, there is no release candidate or beta version, instead there's news that a team of four (forgot the names) is going to totally redesign the backend admin-panel. Nice to hear, but now I wonder is this still for 1.5 or are they already thinking about 2.x.
Basically I just want to know, when is the next stable release expected and what will it have under it's bonnet.