Re: Final release candidate 1.0-RC-2 is available.
The version is in a meta tag in the header as well as stated in the footer of the admin area.
bbPress doesn’t have granular per-forum permissions out-of-the-box. There are plugins that cover that though.
You might need to use the smtp mailer plugin to get emails working. Using that you can send email via an SMTP server instead of the default method which tries to send through PHP’s mail() function.
The “fix” won’t fix any text which is already malformed. Once you edit the text to repair it shouldn’t happen again.
0.9 Templates should still work with 1.0 – you will want to examine some of the new template functions that are in the default theme though.