Dec 5, 2008
General info concerning WordPress 2.7 can be found here.
Sometime in December 2008, WordPress version 2.7, will be released to the public. For information on the bug-fixes and enhancements in this version, see Changelog for 2.7. Currently, WordPress version 2.7 Release Candidate 1 is being tested.
Some of the new welcomed features are threaded comments, pagination, and the ability to upgrade WordPress directly from within the admin Dashboard.