WordPress 2.1, named Ella, is released. The version 2.1 has a lot of features that are included in the current WordPress.com platform, like inherent ability to set any page as homepage, more AJAXed administration interface and a better editor. It also includes enhanced database queries that Domas Mituzas had reviewed, and overall a cleaner code. Overall, it indicates towards a new WordPress generation. I tried out on my local machine and it looks cool. The first step for me is to test compatibility of plugins and then embrace it.