WordPress 2.9-beta-1 is available! Get it here: zip, tar.gz. Start hammering away.
You can also just install the super handy WordPress Beta Tester plugin to make the one-click upgrade feature upgrade you to WordPress 2.9 Beta 1.
Remember though — it’s still beta software, so backup your database and don’t run it on a site that you can’t afford to be buggy. 😉
EDIT: Here’s two links covering some of the new features, including my embeds feature. The Codex also has a list going although it seems to be missing embeds.
Thanks for the great work on the embed feature! Now I just have to figure out the best migration path for my users who only know how to use the Video Quicktags buttons.
You’re welcome. 🙂
And don’t worry about it too much — my Video Quicktags plugin will continue working post-2.9 and actually is a bit more flexible currently (as you can control things like YouTube colors and such).
The current plan is to rewrite my plugin at some point to instead be a plugin that allows customization of the native embedding feature and such.
Thanks for the tip about the WordPress beta tester plugin. That might be my new favorite plugin. I’m installing 2.9 on my development site now and plan to install on my personal site soon.