Re: Plugins not activating on local XAMPP
That’s a really good point. I’ve been using subversion so long I forgot they packaged up the alpha release and released it on the download page. In that case, I have no idea how to tell the revision, other than going through files and comparing them the specific revisions in the repository.
For this specific problem, though, you need r1649 which includes the change that Sam says fixed this problem. The bb-admin/admin-functions.php file in the archive you downloaded and the latest alpha are different. If you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to download a later alpha version and see if it fixes this plugin problem for you.
These alpha version should not be used on a production site, FYI.