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- Certain themes were calling get_categories() in such a way that it would fail in 2.8. 2.8.1 works around this so these themes won’t have to change.
- Disabled code highlighting due to browser incompatibilities.
The first seemed to effect a number of mostly commercial themes which used the get_categories() function in their theme options pages. Despite the initial dismissal of this apparent bug, it is now resolved thanks to the swift action of WordPress developers.
Even though we already know how to disable code highlighting, having it disabled in 2.8.1 means you won’t have to deal with it at all, which is fine by me. Seems that feature turned out to be a dud.
Have you upgraded to WordPress 2.8.1 yet? Any thoughts, problems, concerns? Let me know in the comments.