I just received an email from the WordPress Development mailing list outlining some of the major developments in WordPress 2.9. Here’s what to it says:
WordPress 2.9 is currently in beta and is expected to be ready in several weeks.
Major new features for developers:
– comments meta table
– improved support for custom post types
– register_theme_directory() for additional theme locations
and for users:
– oEmbed support
– “Trash” for posts, pages and comments
– post thumbnails support
– basic image editor
More details are available in the Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.9 and on trac.
Some great stuff. Looking forward to it.