I second keress’s question – I have to get a BBpress forum up and running this weekend on a WordPress site that’s already been upgraded to 2.6.3. And I don’t really think I can just downgrade, because somewhere in the last few upgrades (don’t know exactly when ) the posting interface in the admin changed drastically, and I don’t want to confuse people too much.
It’s not absolutely vital that they be integrated – the blog doesn’t actually allow commenting, or new users to register at all – the only registered users it has are the owner (a professor) and his six teaching assistants. So they’re the only ones who will benefit from integration – the students who would be posting in the forum can’t register on the blog anyway. But it would be nice for the prof and TAs not to have to log in twice.
I don’t want to inflict alpha software on them if I can avoid it, so I guess I’ll just have to do without integration for now, but I’m wondering, if I end up trying to integrate the two later on, will that work?