The long-awaited BuddyPress 1.2.6 has just been released. This is big news in the BuddyPress community, especially for those who have been waiting to use the Achievements plugin by Paul Gibbs, which requires BuddyPress 1.2.6.
Upgrading to the latest version is strongly encouraged, as it fixes many bugs that you may have encountered along the way, a total of 91 reported issues. The upgrade process is the same as always. Make sure to back up your site before going through with the upgrade. You will also want to deactivate any BuddyPress-dependent plugins so that the process goes smoothly.
The BuddyPress team also has two new core committers: Paul Gibbs and Boone Gorges. They will be helping to make this project the best that it can be, and hopefully we’ll be seeing the next major version of BuddyPress before the end of 2010.