[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #2535: Group Forums Showing in Standalone bbPress

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Fri Jul 16 00:48:23 UTC 2010

#2535: Group Forums Showing in Standalone bbPress
 Reporter:  alhoon    |       Owner:              
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new         
 Priority:  critical  |   Milestone:  1.2.5       
Component:  Core      |    Keywords:  dev-feedback

Comment(by alhoon):

 I did somehow expect the report would be blown off considering the other
 reports seemingly dropped into a black hole.

 The position you're arguing for makes no sense. The docs are very unclear,
 but from our research it seems the only officially supported (and if it
 isn't supported, what on earth is it doing in the forums activation
 routine?) way of having Group Forums and a pre-extant bbPress standalone
 is to use the existing install.

 Utilising a new install will apparently trash the existing install by
 overwriting its tables? And would merging/coexisting a simultaneous
 integrated install and a standalone install even be supported when bbPress
 is a WP plugin?

 The bbPress people won't have anything to do with BuddyPress and I can
 almost guarantee they won't address any issue caused by BuddyPress
 incompatibility. If we assume this is a bug in BuddyPress, and neither
 BuddyPress/Wordpress nor bbPress will acknowledge it as being within their
 purview, just who will?

 Additionally, bbPress is now confirmed as becoming solely a Wordpress
 plugin after 1.1. Similar migration issues of standalone installs into
 plugin installs are bound to occur there - it would be astonishing (and
 disastrous) if developers were to say those are "outside the realm of
 Wordpress" as well, yet the situation is practically the same...

 I expect we can fix this by hiring in a developer for a custom hack, so
 I'm not so much concerned about that, but for these bugs to go unsupported
 seems odd and disquieting.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.buddypress.org/ticket/2535#comment:2>
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