On Friday, August 15, 2008, WordPress version 2.6.1 was released to the public. For information on the bug-fixes in this version, see Changelog for 2.6.1.
For Version 2.6.1, the database version (db_version in wp_options) changed to 8204.
To download WordPress 2.6.1, visit http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/
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