Jump in the WPCandy pool to guess the release date for WordPress 3.1


You probably know by now that Release Candidate 3 has been released for WordPress 3.1. Andrew Nacin announced the release on the WordPress.org blog on January 22nd.

Unfortunately, RC3 brought some bad news: the abandonment of the AJAX list tables. Nacin said they will come back in a later version, but “in a form that is properly and fully implemented.” Fortunately, column sorting is still going to be implemented, just not in the sexy Ajaxified way. This change means that RC3 is significantly different than RC2, and users and developers are encouraged to test as much as possible.

Nacin and others had a WordPress meetup in Washington DC to test, but now would be a good time to do your own testing as well. If you think you find a bug, report it to the alpha / beta forum, the WordPress testers mailing list, or in a ticket onΒ trac.

In light of the many recent changes, and my previously awful guessing as to when 3.1 will launch, we thought it would be fun to start a little pool to guess the 3.1 release date. And because we are in such a giving mood, the closest guess will get their choice of one item in the WordPress swag store.

Feel free to guess the week, day, hour, or minute. The most accurate guess will win the prize. I’m going to make my guess Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at 11:11 a.m. Eastern standard time. You better beat me because I probably won’t look very good in a onesie, even if it bears a WordPress logo.

38 thoughts on “Jump in the WPCandy pool to guess the release date for WordPress 3.1

  1. My guess for 3.1 is 10 February 2011 19:00 CEST

    I’d also add 3.1.1 on Feb 11 and probably a 3.1.2 on Feb 14.

    Seriously … WordPress is getting big, many business rely on it, they’re a big company with funding and resources … reading an announce like that is something astonishing and shocking. They only realize at RC2 they have serious flaws and need to switch back ?

    • We have a very agile development process and very short development cycles. It’s not crazy to do what we did.

      Also, WordPress isn’t a company, it’s an Open Source Project. It has no funding. The majority of contributors are volunteers, and that includes members of the core team.

    • RC2 means not public and for testing only. If they pulled it now it means that the volunteer dev team felt that it was the right decision.

      Reading unfounded comments like this is astonishing and shocking.

  2. I might have put a little more thought into this than I really should have, it could go down to seconds, never mind minutes Brian! πŸ˜‰ Right, well, the first (and I suppose only date) that springs to mind is Monday 31st January 2011 because of the numbers 3 and 1. Oh but plus it says 3.1 is planned for January 2011 too?

    Now for the most part in the last 3 or 4 releases, it’s been later on in the week (so Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) when they’ve been released if that means anything (which I doubt?) And going through the rough times at which they’ve been released, I’d say we’re maybe due a late release time here in the UK of around 11:03PM and 34 seconds (well I did say every second counts!) — Which taking into consideration the Time Zone, it works out at like 6:03PM and 34 seconds EST! πŸ˜›

  3. February 27, 8:33 AM and 31 seconds. UTC+7 timezone
    because that’s my exact birth date and time! (except the seconds though πŸ˜› )
    but I hope it’ll release sooner πŸ˜€

  4. Considering we’ve got a new RC out, I think it’s safe to say the release is imminent and we can close future guesses to keep previous guessers without a disadvantage.

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