WordPress has released it’s next semi-major release with version 3.2.
You can read the official announcement here
Significant in this release is the breaking away of support for old technologies including older versions of MySQL, PHP and even old IE6.
This part has me really excited (especially the IE6 part) as backwards compatibility has its drawbacks. The ability to embrace new technologies is limited while trying to keep people using older technologies happy.
IE6 is incredibly old in technology terms (It has it’s 10th birthday on the 27th of August) and the sooner developers stop catering for this the quicker things will move forward.
The new look of 3.2 is smart, more clinical (professional?) but initial thoughts are good.
But the best thing about it? The upgrade went flawlessly.
The upgrade process in WordPress is one of the best out there for stability and reliability.
I’ll keep using it for a while and post back an update later.