Available immediately is BuddyPress 2.2 – Spumoni.

“Spumoni” is actually short for L&B Spumoni Gardens, a pizzeria located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst. Originally conceived as an ice and spumoni stand, it grew into a full-scale pizzeria that’s known for its Sicilian pizza and ices during the mid-1950s. Several members of the core team ate here together back in 2012, and have been struggling to find a better slice ever since.

Here’s our favorite changes 2.2 features, in no particular order.

  • Member types will allow developers to register different types of users. (Think ‘teacher’ vs. ‘student’.)
  • Post type activities will allow developers to connect custom post types to activity stream items.
  • Improvements to the Legacy template pack.
  • Several new query API’s (based on WordPress improvements) for retrieving exactly the results you’re looking for.
  • Continued cache enhancements, particularly for multi-site and multi-network WordPress configurations.
  • Improved Group invitations UI.
  • Tons of under-the-hood improvements.
  • Increased coverage of inline code documentation, actions, & filters.
  • Read all the rest!

BuddyPress is a volunteer effort, lead by a passionate team of prolific open-source contributors. Please take a moment to acknowledge all of their great work, and buy them a slice if you see them around town. Our MVP for this release is Michael Beckwith (tw2113) for his big-time efforts on improving our code documentation.

andemann, Andrea Tarantini (dontdream), Boone B Gorges (boonebgorges), Brandon Allen (thebrandonallen), Clean-Cole, colabsadmin, Damon Cook (colorful tones), danbp, David Cavins (dcavins), Fahmi Adib (fahmiadib), George Mamadashvili (Mamaduka), Greg Rickaby (gregrickaby), Hugo (hnla), Jake Spurlock (whyisjake), Jess Planck (ev3rywh3re), John James Jacoby (johnjamesjacoby), Josh (joshshashaty), jreeve, lakrisgubben, Laurens Offereins (Offereins) lenasterg, Mario Peshev (nofearinc), Mathieu Viet (imath), mercime, Michael Beckwith (tw2113), modemlooper, OC2PS (sooskriszta), Paul Gibbs (DJPaul), pro120, psycleuk, r-a-y, Renato Alves (espellcaste),
Sergio De Falco (SGr33n), shpitzyl, Slava UA (slaFFik), standardspace, Stephen Edgar (netweb), svenl77, tharsheblows, thebigA, thomaslhotta, Tomasz Ostrowski (tometzky), Unsal Korkmaz (unsalkorkmaz), vimes1984, Scott Taylor (wonderboymusic)

Thank you everyone for helping make 2.2 such a great release!