Beginning with version 4.0.0 (#7710), BuddyPress releases are numbered according to a slightly modified version of Semantic Versioning (SemVer).
As in SemVer, BuddyPress version numbers follow the MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH format, where:
- MAJOR releases are those that include major new features, and may incorporate backward-incompatible API changes. We make an effort to document such changes on our dev blog https://bpdevel.wordpress.com
- MINOR releases include backward-compatible bug fixes and minor functionality
- PATCH releases include backward-compatible bug fixes or security fixes only
Prior to 4.0.0, BuddyPress releases followed WordPress’s MAJOR.MINOR format, where MAJOR is a one-place decimal (of the format
x.y, such as 2.8) that represents new features, and MINOR is
.z (such as 2.8.1) that includes bug fixes only.