perhaps you could outline what you think is missing?
This plugin is clearly out of date
this plugin adds many features which you might feel are lacking
bbp style pack
Then, on the bbpress plugin page at .org, this shows up as a notice:
This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
Time to revamp this plugin and bring the coding and features up-to-date–plus capabilities. Even here in this forum, the font size is just 12 px. Time to move it up a bit, especially for accessibility 🙂
I’m just a guy sat in his kitchen who was helped several years ago when I was setting bbpress up, so I try to help others – I’m not a bbpress author.
Updates from the bbpress authors are few and far between, I think they are on other projects now, and maybe consider bbpress as a mature product. The philosophy was always to keep bbpress small, and let other plugins add stuff that was needed.
I do ask them to update the ‘tested to’ but it rarely happens. I test bbpress with new versions.
That is and will always be the issue with open source software – it relies on people doing stuff for free, and people’s focus changes and people move on. That is annoying, but the reality of life.
If you have things that need core updates, you can raise them on trac
That way at least stuff that is wrong or could be done better gets logged.