Over WPMU.org Sarah Gooding blogs about a few nice features that the forthcoming 1.7 version of BuddyPress will bring to the table. If you’re a BuddyPress fiend than do check out her article. Only thing I wished she’d worded differently is the mention of the Group Forums disappearing because they’re not.
BuddyPress itself will stop shipping the old stand-alone version of bbPress (which powered the old forums), but instead BuddyPress 1.7 relies on the bbPress plugin entirely for the forums. So they’re not going anywhere, you just need to switch to bbPress for the most awesomest forum experience. That is all. Now go and check out her article. ;)
I’m actually very excited about the Theme Compatibility feature which basically means any ol’ theme will work with BuddyPress straight out of the box. I’m thinking this may finally get more people to take a look at what BuddyPress brings to the table. What is your favorite new feature?