Re: WordPress + bbPress Integration 101
@complex I think you’re mistaken. WP2.6.2 – WP2.6.3 did not have cookie-related modifications.
WP2.6.3 did not fix ‘cookie-related issues’. The edict still stands for bbPress 0.9x.
As I understand it, it is the move to bbPress 1.0 that uses the ‘new’ WP2.6x cookies.
If you find ‘old’ options they’re probably there to permit backwards-compatibility with plugins etc that have not been upgraded yet.