WordPress 2.2 Delayed-Better Belated Than Buggy

By now most of you have heard that the release of WordPress 2.2 has been delayed for one or two weeks, the new release date yet to be determined. One of the major reasons for this delay is getting the new tagging system to work smoothly and to iron out a few bugs left in the matrix. No problem for me at all. I’d much rather have a delayed, smooth working WP install rather than a buggy one released on time especially when this release is a major one that includes several new functions and improvements.

I did see one comment that stated that the new tagging system has been “pushed back” to WordPress 2.3 but I’m taking that with a grain of salt for now. Everywhere else I’ve roamed, it has been said that the new tagging system is the major reason for the delay.

Either way, when implementing a new system like tagging into to the most popular blogging platform in the business, I’d much rather have them get it right before they release it, be it a couple of weeks or a couple of months. In the meantime, I have my good ol’ faithful UTW plugin taking care of my tagging business just fine.

Patience is and all that and meanwhile, think of all the posts I can assault my readers with. :P

Update 04-22-07: It does appear that as of now, all the evidence points to the new WordPress tagging system won’t be included WP 2.2 but instead is being delayed until WP 2.3 in order to make absolutely sure that it works smoothly. For those who are “Bleeding Edge” testers, the tagging system remains in the trunk builds. You probably know this already, but I just had to say it.

Fine by me. Tagging is a major function within WordPress, be it a plugin or new core functions. I’d much rather have them get it right the first time then release a new version with all sorts of kludge in the core.

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