Ready immediately is BuddyPress 1.2.6 which includes a number of important bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code and is another highly recommended upgrade. As always, be sure to back-up your installations before upgrading, and deactivate any dependent plugins that you might have to ensure there are no conflicts or errors during the process.
This version improves WordPress 3.0 compatibility, makes some minor tweaks to the included theme, and fixes a total of 91 reported issues! Check out the BuddyPress release history for details on the important fixes in this release.
With almost 100 bugs fixed and issues addressed in 1.2.6, you can bet we have some people to thank. Firstly, congrats and thanks again to Boone and Paul for all of their help and contributions. They are both huge assets to the BuddyPress project and Andy and I are really happy to have their continued support. Props go out to benfremer, cnorris23, dwenaus, erich73, francescolaffi, hempsworth, intimez, jeffsayre, kunalb, paulhastings0, r-a-y, wpmuguru, and everyone else that contributed. (If I missed you, slap me with a trout and leave a comment below.)
Paul, Boone, and I spent almost 3 full days together at WordCamp New York talking about what we’d like to focus on and what direction we’d like to see things go. This version of BuddyPress has been one of our longest development cycles to date since we’ve gone 1.0. By bringing on Paul and Boone we’re going to ramp up production and set our sights on the next major version somewhere around the end of 2010.
Have fun and thanks for using BuddyPress!