I downloaded the bleeding edge “unstable” WordPress code just a few minutes ago. Things are coming along nicely for WordPress 1.6. At this rate, it wouldn’t surprise me to see another version jump – possibly all the way to WP 2.0.
In somewhat related news, it appears that WordPress.com is beginning to open up and is starting to send out invites. I signed up several weeks back, so maybe I’ll have something come up in my email soon. I had a peek at the source of Matt’s alpha post and it appears that WordPress.com is running on some of this 1.6 alpha code as well as using the Bad Behavior plugin for managing comment spam. Pretty cool stuff. I look forward to seeing what happens.