I wasn’t expecting the final release to be so soon after the RCs, but it’s now available. It comes on the day I was intending to publish a new website — a personal project which uses WP 2.3 as it’s engine. Of course, it would be completely silly to do that, given that 2.5 address a lot of the problems I had and fixed using plugins, so I’ve decided to defer the site release for another week. It won’t make a lot of difference — I’ve been working on this site on and off for about 7 years but never actually put it on line!
So what’s different between the final 2.5 and the recent release candidate? At first glance, very little, although the WYSIWYG editor (TinyMCE) does now seem to preserve HTML a lot better which was one of my big issues. So, have a look a quick at my overview of the good and bad stuff or head on over to the WordPress site and grab a copy for yourself.