Re: Good model plugin for newbie plugin author to study?
Downloadable ZIP of latest trunk is via a link at the bottom of that page.
The trunk is pretty stable actually, and is more bug free than the latest release usually.
You are better off setting up a subversion client and “checking out” a copy of the code. You can then keep up-to-date on changes in the core with the click of a button.
Search the forum for info on using SVN to checkout a copy.
A lot has changed, the best thing to do is to trawl through the changelog on the Trac site. Only a couple of things have changed dramatically, how views works is one.
BB_Query is in the latest trunk in bb-includes/classes.php