Wordpress 4.0 Ships Today
So earlier today I got this email notification:
Seems like it's finally coming out of beta.
Anyway, for those who are dreading a 3.0 upgrade scenario I don't think it would happen in 4.0. The WordPress 3.0 upgrade really broke a lot of sites as it had a lot of big changes. The 4.0 upgrade on the other hand is just like upgrading from 3.9 to 3.10 ;)
Based on what I read, it's mostly enhancements on the dashboard for the end user and of course plugin icons and other improvements like better plugin exploration, installation and search.
More details from the devs here .