Question about the future..
I\’ve been thinking a lot about future compatibility issues; bear with me while I try to convey my paranoia. Say we have WPMU, BP, and bbPress all working together as they should. Down the road when WPMU hits 2.7.1 and BP hits its full release, what\’s to say bbPress will still work correctly with them? Or what will happen a year from now if bbPress changes their code in such a way that it no longer plays nicely with BP? Would Andy, hypothetically, rewrite the BP code to MAKE it work? Or would we scrap bbPress for a different forum engine?
From my non-technical mind it seems that everything is working now because it\’s been glued together with integration plugins between bbPress and BP, WPMU and bbPress. Am I wrong to think that, as time goes on, these bonds will weaken and not strengthen? What sort of practices are in place to keep systemic failures from occurring each time a new version of something is released?
I understand that BP is a set of plugins and not a separate entity such as bbPress, but I hope my questions are clear. Thanks.
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