WordPress 2.0.6 Beta 1 is out

[edit] Sep. 12 2006: 4pm EST: Updated with changes from discussion with Mark Jarquith. Four of these eleven were removed, but I think I will wait for a response from him before taking them off this list.[/edit]

You can download it here…
http://wordpress.org/beta/wordpress-2.0.6-beta1.zip

There aren’t too many changes for this release:

Ticket Summary
1540 Date format returned by wp_get_archives is not localizable
3419 Multiple Authors for 1 article
3377 Atom feed contradicts itself
3391 Can’t click Labels for Radio Buttons in Moderation Queue
2681 Error on Inline Uploading after deleting page with attached file
3112 Upload bugs
3367 Single quote around double quote mysql string breaks on OpenVMS HP-PHP
3375 delay between ping
3390 Better get_page_uri
3415 Update “no wp-config.php” help link
3267 PHP Error in template-functions-links.php
3215 Login & Update functions everything is broken

Here are the details:
Ticket #3215 Login & Update functions everything is broken – PHP can talk to the server in different languages. On servers using the “Fast CGI” language, an error 500 was received when reaching administration pages. The code was rewritten to have special handling for Fast CGI servers.
Ticket #3267 – PHP Error in template-functions-links.php – The error “PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function get_feed_permastruct() on a non-object ” would crop up in server logs. Correcting the order in which parts of memory were freed has solved the problem.
Ticket #3415 Update “no wp-config.php” help link – The page this error linked to no longer existed on WordPress.Org. The link has been fixed.
Ticket #3390 Better get_page_uri – This is mainly an optimization for pages that display complete page heirarchies / navigation menus. The DB is accessed once rather than many times.
Ticket #3375 delay between ping – NO CHANGE MADE. IGNORE.
Ticket #3367 Single quote around double quote mysql string breaks on OpenVMS HP-PHP – When programing in PHP some systems allow strings like this: ‘This is a quote “Yahoo”.’ However that will not run on some implementations. This ticked essentially changed the format to something like this “This is a quote ‘Yahoo’.”
Ticket #3112 Upload bugs – If you uploaded an image to an empty post, an error would be generated. This fix enables empty post to accept uploads.
Ticket #2681 Error on Inline Uploading after deleting page with attached file – If an attachment existed that referred to a page that was deleted, an error occured when uploading the next attachment. This has been fixed.
Ticket #3391 Can’t click Labels for Radio Buttons in Moderation Queue – You had to click on the buttons instead of the labels for the buttons. This is non-standard behaviour and has been corrected.
Ticket #3377 Atom feed contradicts itself – NO CHANGE WAS MADE. IGNORE THIS.
Ticket #1540 Date format returned by wp_get_archives is not localizable – The format of the date returned in the text of this funciton was hard coded to “Month Year”. Now it depends upon your localized configuration.
(Check here for the latest updates http://trac.wordpress.org/milestone/2.0.6)

There are two tickets that remain open that may or may not be included with this release. These are:
#3370 was reported by one user, and we haven’t been able to recreate
the bug or diagnose what’s causing it on his install. That’s still
2.0.6 Milestone in case someone stumbles on the cause… and a fix in
the next day or two. But since it’s just one person, it’s low priority.

#2987 was added to the 2.0.6 Milestone after 2.0.6 Beta 1 went out,
by a Trac user. I’ll test the patch now and see if it works as
intended for 2.0.6 and will either put it in, or push it off for 2.0.7

A final security fix will be implemented in this release. It is a reportedly “minor” security issue. I have no further details at this point.

All in all, these fixes make WordPress compatible with a wider range of hosts. Basicaly, this is a VITAL release if you are having errors with your current version of WordPress. If you aren’t receiving errors, you will not consider this release quite as vital.