Re: When bbpress 1.0.3?
I have to agree it’d be good for bbPress to add support for more basic forum functions like merging topics. As it stands, it’s rather silly to need plugins for such basic things. The majority of use does seem to be with bbPress as part of a community package with buddyPress and WordPress though.
It’d be nice too if WordPress (plugin) support could be implemented through an interface layer or something similar that could be added as a plugin or similar to bbPress when it was installed via WordPress, so keeping the core codebase as clean as possible.
bbPress 1.0 was already written to use BackPress functions (WordPress essentially) so I’d imagine it’d just be a case of changing how it outputs content and handles URLs when under WordPress.