Ryan Boren, lead developer of WordPress, announced on his blog that the first beta of WordPress 2.6 is available for download.

While this is not a major release as 2.5 was, it still has some nice new features like:

  • Post revisioning;
  • Improved image editing dialog;
  • Theme previewing;
  • Bulk delete, activate, and deactivate for plugins;
  • New, improved versions of TinyMCE and jQuery;
  • any many more.

Want to give it a spin?