Re: Yes … yet another release date question (ALPHA #7)
bbPress 1.0 rc1 will be announced shortly,
aka 1.0 alpha 7, Sam has decided to jump the beta test phase.
I don’t want people to use 1.0 on live sites because you can never go back to 0.9 once you upgrade. There is always an upgrade path, there is no downgrade. It is very tedious for plugin developers to keep up with radical changes in the alpha development, bbPress 1.0 is a different creature internally than 0.9
You can read more about my reasons here.