Pelican 3.2 is out this week and it's another big update. The plugins have been isolated from the main code so that they can be updated separately. That's nice. But for me (with ~1800 posts) the biggest improvement is rendering speed.
This site now takes about 32 seconds to regenerate every single file. I also added a new feature for Markdown dorks like me. Click the little [mmd] next to the date on any post. You get to see the original source file as written (not a generated Markdown view, but the original plain text file).
A future post will outline some other internal changes I made along the way.