The WordPress team is hard at work on the next major release of WordPress, 2.7, which Weblog Tools Collection says may be every bit as important of a release as 2.5 was. It will have another major interface overhaul, and it looks like it will be quite different.
It appears that we may be getting editable widgets on the Dashboard, and it seems that the comments and links boxes have been combined into one marked inbox (?). The new interface features a side column for navigation in addition to the top horizontal bar, in an effort to cut down on scrolling.
On the Write screen, drag-and-drop elements are back, so you can re-order the page parts to suit your needs. And there is also a new Settings tab to allow you to completely remove unneeded elements.
And that’s just a teaser. Go to the original post on Weblog Tools Collection for the rest. WordPress 2.7 looks like it’s going to be a fun release.