BuddyPress 2.2 has been released, with contributions from 45 different people. this looks like a great release for BuddyPress, with a member types component that seems particularly nice.
From the post:
Here’s our favorite changes 2.2 features, in no particular order.
- Member types will allow developers to register different types of users. (Think ‘teacher’ vs. ‘student’.)
- Post type activities will allow developers to connect custom post types to activity stream items.
- Improvements to the Legacy template pack.
- Several new query API’s (based on WordPress improvements) for retrieving exactly the results you’re looking for.
- Continued cache enhancements, particularly for multi-site and multi-network WordPress configurations.
- Improved Group invitations UI.
- Tons of under-the-hood improvements.
- Increased coverage of inline code documentation, actions, & filters.
- Read all the rest!
BuddyPress is slowly and steadily progressing. The community around BuddyPress isn't near the scale of WordPress, but it is an impressive group and the project is looking really great. I honestly haven't dug into BuddyPress in quite some time, and I think I'm well overdue.
Check out the release post over on the BuddyPress blog.