The latest instalment from the team at WordPress has been released, WordPress 2.0.1, which is essentially a maintenance release which addresses a number of bugs and user generated requests.
I haven’t tried it yet (so for example I’m not sure whether they’ve fixed the WYSIWIG/ Image handling problems) but the list includes:
* You can now specify an upload directory, and whether to use date-based storage or not.
* Caching has been fixed under certain PHP environments.
* Permalinks have been fixed for weird environments as well.
* XML-RPC uploading works.
* Compatibility with older versions of PHP.
* Several WYSIWYG fixes and cleanups.
* Imports now use much less memory.
* Now works with MySQL 5.0 in strict mode.
Certainly straight away the ability to specify an upload directory is a positive. If you’ve given the new version a shot, let us know how you find it in the comments. Certainly with the bug fixes and extra’s I’ll be looking at upgrading from 1.5 now.