WordPress teamÂ started to work on the first maintenanceÂ version of WordPressÂ 2.8. which isÂ 2.8.1. This versionÂ will fixÂ many bugs that turned up in 2.8.Â If you want to test this beta version, you can download it, and check the bugs fixed so far.Â Some of the knownÂ issues that are fixed in beta 1 are:
_Certain themesÂ call “get_categories()” in such a way that it would fail in 2.8. However 2.8.1 works around this issue so these themes wonâ€™t have to change.
_Some people were running out of memory when loading the dashboard, resulting in an incomplete page. Now Dashboard memory usage is reduced.
_They added extra securityÂ to protect you from plugins that don’t do explicit permission checks.
_The automatic upgrade no longer deletes files when cleaning up from a failed upgrade.
_A problem where the rich text editor wasnâ€™t being loaded due to compressionÂ bugs has been fixed.