WordPress users started reporting bugs in WordPress 2.9 and some of them are really critical. That’s why WordPress team is already working on the next version i.e. WordPress 2.9.1 where currently 17 tickets are getting handled. Out of 17, total 3 tickets are of high priority. The high priority tickets are as below:
1. Cron Jobs stopped working with standard configuration
2. ‘$wpdb’ typo in wp-admin/maint/repair.php causing table prefix not to appear
– repair.php file is having a typo as $wpd which should be $wpdb
3. Comment lists not consistent when adding a new column
Because of this Cron Job issue, the scheduled posts will not be published on scheduled time. We have already published the fix for this issue but WordPress team is going to release an official fix in WordPress 2.9.1.
In WordPress 2.9.1, there are total 17 tickets to work on out of which total 10 tickets are now closed and team is working on rest 7 tickets. WordPress 2.9.1 is expected to release in a day or two because of the above three critical issues.