Serendipity is a PHP-based content management system (CMS) for powering blogs and other sites, and has a feature set that should make any blogger happy. After several years in development, the Serendipity team hit the 1.0 mark on June 15. Let's see how the 1.0 release shakes out.
The author (Joe Brockmeier) opts to jump in with both feet, making a complete switch over from WordPress to Serendipity. He goes through some of the common tasks like posting items and management behind the scenes. He also talks a bit about extending Serendipity, using the wealth of plugins offered both officially and by the community.
In the end, though, what it boils down to are his thoughts on the latest release - overall good, but nothing he saw that made it outstanding in its field.