Uh oh! It’s getting Closer. I will follow up later today with how to get prepared!
The first release candidate for WordPress 2.3 is now available. We’ve spent the week since beta 3 fixing bugs and shaping RC1 into release candidate material. If you would like try RC1 and help us get 2.3 ready for its final release on Monday the 24th, download RC1 here and report any bugs you find.
Although we consider this release candidate to be stable, keep in mind that this is still pre-release software. You may find some lingering bugs. Please back up your database before upgrading. If you have problems with RC1, you will not be able to revert back to your previous release without a database backup.
And a big thanks to those of you who have been testing the betas and now the RC. Your efforts make 2.3 better for everyone.
WordPress 2.3 Release Candidate 1 (via WordPress)