Quick #2.1 update: we’re still scoping out the big-ticket items for 2.1, and should have more to confirm on in the next week or so, but as of yesterday (May 14th), the 2.1 dev cycle has formally kicked off. Here are the dates for this release’s milestones that we agreed on:
1) “merge” deadline (when major features should be in): July 9th 2014
2) beta: August 6th 2014
3) release: August 27th 2014
If you’re looking to get involved and contribute to BuddyPress, or just learn a bit more about what that entails, I’ll be posting a recap on this blog within the next week, with some easy and productive ways you can help us build and support BuddyPress 2.1.
Shortly after BuddyPress 2.0 is released, we’re going to be updating BuddyPress’ development trunk (buddypress.svn.wordpress.org/trunk) to a Grunt-powered build system. Most people won’t even notice, but for developers and contributors, this means a small workflow change.
TL;DR – keep reading if:
- You develop plugins for BuddyPress
- You are a core contributor
- You run a checkout of trunk on a production site
Happy #weekly-updates, everyone. If you haven’t read @karmatosed‘s posts on the state of the template pack, or @boonebgorges‘ performance improvement numbers, go do that. Both are must-reads.
Beta 2 will be arriving this week. If you’ve contributed to the project this last week, thanks so much — share here what you did. :)
#weekly-updates for the week of 31st March. Remember for this week’s dev chat, the time moved to 19:00 UTC (back one hour from what it was before, because of DST).
What’s everyone been up to?
BuddyPress’ dev chat has been moved to 19:00 UTC, due to the wonder of DST (America has already switched, and Europe follows early next week). #DST
#weekly-updates thread for the week of March 24th. What’s been happening in BuddyPress land, contributors?
#weekly-updates thread for the week of March 10th. If you’ve been contributing to BuddyPress this last week, please leave an update here with what you worked on and how it’s going, and if/what help you need.
You should go read @boonebgorges‘ metadata changes post if you haven’t already, and rejoice in the news that the *.BuddyPress.org themes have been open sourced.
Fact of the day: eight years ago today marks the date when the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter attained Martian orbit. It’s still out there today, doing wonderful Marsy things.