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  1. RSK3000 United Kingdom

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    From my understanding there was a decision somwhere around WP 2.7 to merge the multi-user functionality of WPmu into the WP core somewhere around WP 2.9-3.0. Obviously were at that point now...

    As far as development, difficult one, and I'm there as well. If you worked with things as they are now, and the current wpmu/buddypress you could have a stable platform for however longed you want it... no licence! But upgrade may be a full restructure not a simple path as now.

    Though to be honest, even though I use and like WP, it's popularity is more a result of accidental timing than the quality of the product. It's new admin UI may use a lot of jQuery bells and whistles, but the backend code stinks. It's an unholy mess of php4 procedural code mixed in with pre php5 classes. It may be php5.2 ready - but php5 quality it ain't. As a result it's resource hungry and bloated - it's only the few quality cacheing plugins that save it from crashing servers. That it doesn't have quality caching in the core is an abomination!

    It's no coincidence that its primary users and enthusiasts are designer/developers not developer/designers. For commercial projects WP doesn't cut the grade. For enthusiast sites, personal projects and small-scale client projects it's OK.

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    Still if you want to use WP MU mainly for running Buddy Press, Elgg might be a better solution.

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    I just asked Donncha O Caoimh (the lead developer for Mu) and he says that existing users of Mu will be able to upgrade to whatever the new / merged in WP version is.

    No need to panic I don't think.
     
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