Re: Friends and Groups for BuddyPress 1.3
Nobody has yet convinced me that the proposed deprecating of the friends component makes sense from a code point of view. I am not disagreeing that some people want/need a different visualization of how friending works, but you have to make the case that it will genuinely improve the codebase while providing backwards compatibility.
There is a proposal to make this major shift in how a key component of the software functions without any supporting code to show that it will actually work.
I know this project isn’t a democracy, but you can’t just say that not everyone is going to be happy all of the time and then steamroll them. A lot of people have invested a lot of their free time into BP, and if they get burned they could very well leave the community. I don’t think its worth the risk to lose smart people from an open source project only due to fear of too much code. Code is expensive to write. Free code is good.