After four months of development on WordPress 3.2, nicknamed Gershwin, it is now ready to be downloaded. Have at it!

We’ve been covering the development of WordPress 3.2 pretty closely, so it shouldn’t be much of a mystery to you by now. Just to recap, the mile-high features for 3.2 are:

  • Speed enhancements throughout: “faster and lighter”
  • User interface redesign
  • Distraction Free Writing
  • Twenty Eleven, the new default theme
  • End of support for Internet Explorer 6 and the launch of the Browse Happy initiative
  • New requirement for PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL