A new version of wordpress was released a couple of hours ago. Its nice to see that the developers are not intimidated by the success and continuing the development. The last version of wordpress was released something like 3 monthes ago, and i thought that it was a good time for a new release. New Release is authentically a bug-fix patch with some security and some internationalization improvements. I am still waiting for a 2.1 release, which at this moment seems to be relatively close, and maybe some time around January, as 1 year ago with 2.0 release, we will have Atom1.0 and all the rest of the improvements that the wordpress developers are promising.
Recently I have found an alternative for the RSS google sitemap submission, since for quite some time the wordpress RSS has produced several errors which have bugged google sitemaps for quite some time. Seems that it works fine, with the downside of manual regeneration of them – each time after a new post one have to go to the plugins and manually regenerate it.
With Joomla 1.5Beta is already available for download and a new version of Textpattern and Drupal, Vista etc i think that every major open project is releasing something before Christmas.