WordPress 2.5 Back on Track: The WordPress Trac has been updated for March 17 release of WordPress 2.5 and reports that it is 62% completed with 610 closed tickets and 374 active tickets, though some may be pushed to the next release.
So what you need for a better update:
- Check Plugin and Theme Compatibilities
- Update Themes and Plugins
- Do a PreFlight Test
- Disable and/or Remove Old Plugins
- Backup your Database
- Relax and Read (The finer print is what matters)
Whether WordPress 2.5 will be released soon or not is still unknown. According to the chatter on the mailing list it looks like it still isn’t ready yet. Matt apparently mentioned a beta2 but the latest SVN tag mentions beta1 so I’m not sure if we will see WordPress 2.5 today.