The first release of the 1.0 line is here. Among many somewhat esoteric improvements, the 1.0.0-alpha1 release handles two major pain points that were bothering all WordPress users:
- Trackback and Pingback spam. All of the code related to receiving and sending them was removed.
- User name discovery through /author=id type of URLs. This is an intentional side affect of the decision to not support “plain” URLs anymore, as they tend to display in public, private information that is just better kept secret even when there is no immediate security issue related to it.
Get it now! Just be aware that PHP 7.0 is a minimum requirement to run it.