The first release of the 1.0 line is here. Among many somewhat isoteric improvements the 1.0.0-alpha1 release handle 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.
You can learn more about the issues which were closed, and we intend to handle as part of the final 1.0.0 release in the 1.0 release line page.