I just wanted to drop a quick note to mention that in yesterday’s dev chat, we’ve agreed that the BuddyPress #2.2 release cycle will formally start on Oct 25 2014, with the release expected on 28 Jan 2015.
This is gives us more time to explore alternative technical solutions for some of the changes that we’re hoping to include in 2.2. We’re aiming to confirm the major features of the release by around Oct 15 (just about two weeks away).
Another reason for choosing the end of October as a starting point is to coincide with WordCamp San Francisco (WCSF), which some of the BuddyPress team will be attending. Our release cycle often serendipitously syncs up with WCSF; 1.6 was released at 2012’s event, and 1.8 was released about a week before 2013’s event. If you’re also going to WCSF, we’d love to meet you and find out how you’re using BuddyPress. 🙂
More details to come in #2.2 in a couple of weeks, and we’ll be sure to make it clear how new contributors can get involved.