The past 3 months we’ve been working feverishly on the next version of WordPress, 2.3. Today we’re releasing the first beta of 2.3 and we’re hoping the more adventurous and savvy among you will help us test it.
However all of the new functionality is still very rough, so only test the beta if you are comfortable troubleshooting PHP issues, filing tickets, and backing up your data religiously. If you’re interested you can join the wp-testers mailing list and download the beta here.
Although this blog will not be put into the beta version, I think that the new features (in bold) are awesome. I would very much like to be notified for core updates, the ability to use tags will be awesome and faster is always better. Search engines aren’t bringing an overly impressive amount of people to the site so I guess that the final feature outlined in the quote is a good one too.
You can find the article that I quoted from here.