BuddyPress 2.1 is right around the corner. After a fairly quiet beta period, 2.1 RC1 is now in the hands of testers and is your last chance to test before the official release.
BuddyPress lead developer Boone Gorges also posted an important update to let those who maintain BP language packs know that the latest strings from BP trunk are now available for translation. You’ve got a couple days to translate the new strings in order to have your language pack ready for 2.1.
The upcoming milestone will introduce a revamped mentions interface that functions like Twitter to autosuggest usernames while typing. This addition makes the mentions feature more useful and intuitive for members of large BuddyPress communities.
The 2.1 release will also include a new profile field type (URL), automatic translation fetching, and more performance improvements. For a quick overview of all the development highlights coming in 2.1, check out our 2.1 beta 1 post.
If you’re testing RC1, please make sure to report any bugs or issues on BuddyPress trac. Currently active tickets for 2.1 have been whittled down to one, so you know it’s almost ready to ship. Expect the BuddyPress 2.1 official release sometime this week.