Want to help accelerate the release of BuddyPress 1.3?
With BuddyPress 188.8.131.52 hot off the press, we turn our eyes to the next big release — BuddyPress 1.3. But to make this happen, we need the continued help of the community.
Currently, there are 10 listed bugs assigned to BP 1.2.6 and 155 bugs assigned directly to BP 1.3. Whereas not all of these may turn out to be true bugs, they do need to be investigated. Some of the reported bug tickets include patches that need testing, others are bugs that need to be confirmed or denied, and those that are confirmed but without patches need patches. Here is a link to the bugs ordered by version.
What You Can Do
- 1. If you are a developer, look through the above list and take one, two, or ten of the bug tickets, investigate the cause, and offer a patch.
- 2. If you are not a developer, you can still help out by testing those tickets that have patches or confirming reported bugs that currently do not have patches.
- 3. Report suspected bugs in Trac. First, post in the forums to try to get confirmation that it is a bug. The more relevant information added to a bug ticket, the easier it can be to track down the root cause of the bug. So, please include a link to any support-forum threads on the bug issue.
NOTE: To add comments and patches to a Trac ticket, you first must log into the Trac system. Everyone with a BuddyPress account can do so easily. Just use the same log in credentials as you do on BuddyPress.org
You can also help accelerate the development and release of BuddyPress 1.3 by taking on one of the Roadmap enhancements — in other words, new features, or refactored existing features that are not bugs. Feel free to not only tackle any of the 1.3 Roadmap features, but also any of the 1.4 features as well. If you don’t know which current Roadmap features are in the works, just post here. For instance, I took on the challenge of coding a comprehensive Privacy Component for BuddyPress almost a year ago. With BP 1.2.5 out, I’m just about ready to release it. My goal is to have it make it into BP 1.3 — ahead of the BP 1.4 Roadmap deadline.
As always, your help in making BuddyPress a stronger, more user-, developer-, and designer-friendly product is appreciated.
Edited: 6 July 2010 by author
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