For those having a penchant towards Beta Software, the good news is that the latest WordPress 2.7 Beta 1 is available for testing. It is recommended to test the software in a proper testing ambience rather than doing it on a live blog. The browser for the software is still running technical snags and thus you are well advised to test it with either Firefox or Safari. Snags should not be a worrying factor as they should be resolved by the time of release.
The software is blessed with visual designs and it will have the additional bonus of IE and Opera before it is finally released.
The release was earlier slated for the second week of November but it has been procrastinated by a fortnight. The reason given is the necessity of user testing against that finished format. The released candidate made available to us is still a high class material good enough for broad usage. The Beta men will be looking to set right the high-impact bugs which will be presented by beta testers all this fortnight.
Once settled with all the possible snags, the final release line-up will be scheduled. It is only in the fitness of things that the testing software is giving high importance to public beta cycle. No one can actually tell the snags better than the eventual users.
Download WordPress 2.7 Beta 1 here