bbPress lead developer John James Jacoby has announced the release of the fifth release candidate of bbPress 2.0, the long-time-coming reimagining of bbPress as a WordPress plugin. Release candidates are typically released just before the final public version of a plugin is available, and bbPress has been in this stage for the last few months.
With the latest update, Jacoby explained, theme and BuddyPress compatibility fixes were introduced as well as improvements to email subscription and the API for developers. Jacoby also said “We’re pretty confident this is the final release-candidate before launch,” which should be exciting to those who have been waiting for the final public release.
For those waiting on bbPress but not using it yet — why not? We’re using it on the WPCandy Forum, and really couldn’t be happier with it.