BuddyPress 2.9 will require WordPress 4.4 or greater. See https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7474 and https://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/wordpress-version-compatibility/.
BuddyPress 2.9 Schedule
- March 22 – Kick off
- June 7 – Beta 1
- June 14 – Beta 2
- June 28 – Release Candidate 1 – String freeze
- July 5 – BP 2.9.0 Target Release Date
@hnla, BP 2.9 Release Lead, looks forward to discussing project scope/focus/tasks with the team on March 22.
Dev Chat Schedule
Daylight Savings Time for the United States started Sunday, March 12, while DST in Europe will begin on March 26. In keeping with schedule adjustments from previous years, following is the schedule of our dev chat till further notice:
- March 22 – BP Dev chat will remain at 20:00 UTC (4:00 P.M. EST / 1:00 P.M. PST for U.S. residents).
- March 29 through end of DST – Dev Chat will be moved to 19:00 UTC.
- The redesign of BuddyPress.org has been discussed many times over a number of years.
- Feb. 22: @modemlooper initiated discussion this year about BuddyPress.org colors, adding a showcase page, work on the product side, among other things. He also posted some screenshots on that day and following days to ask for feedback.
- March 6: @modemlooper set up a responsive demo site.
- March 15: @karmatosed uploaded her design during dev chat. She mentioned @djpaul asked her to look at a BuddyPress.org redesign last year.
- Other notes:
- Redesign is also needed for codex.buddypress.org plus a new design for developer.buddypress.org to hold the BP developer reference which @tw2113 has on his site https://trexthepirate.com/buddypress/
- BuddyPress.org themes are located at https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/browser/sites/trunk/buddypress.org/public_html/wp-content/themes
Slack log: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RQBYUG/p1489608197865211
The intrepid Hugo Ashmore – better known as @hnla around these parts – will be the official release lead for BuddyPress 2.9. Hugo is a longtime member of the BP community, playing a key role in the forums, on the Codex, on our WP theme companion stylesheets, and generally keeping us honest. Thanks, Hugo!
BP 2.8.2 is now available, and is a security release for all versions: https://buddypress.org/2017/03/buddypress-2-8-2-security-release/
2.8.1 is now available https://buddypress.org/2017/02/buddypress-2-8-1-maintenance-release/
Final release BuddyPress 2.8.0 is now available to anyone:
There were three BP major releases (2.5.0, 2.6.0, and 2.7.0) and 18 minor releases by the all-volunteer BuddyPress contributors in 2016. These activities have generated the following stats for the codex to date:
- 13 New Articles
- 21 Release Change Logs
- 43 Articles Updated
Props to Codex Contributors, 2016
Many thanks to everyone who contributed new articles or updated published posts from January 1 – December 31, 2016!