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11/23/2018 11:42:35 AM (13 months ago)
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  • Ticket #8006, comment 1

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    55Though admittedly there was a 4(-ish) year gap since the last generation shipped, volunteer projects always make progress when someone wants to work on something, and the idea of building new templates was pretty intense and extremely daunting, which I think put many of us off. Fortunately, we had a small team of contributors who took on that challenge, which become Nouveau, and it took them around 18 months (I think, maybe more) from start to finish.
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    7 As a project, I feel we learnt that next time we do this, it won't be a monolithic set of templates. There was also a lot of complexity and compromise about maintaining support for existing customisations, especially those introduced by plugins. Our 3rd party plugin ecosystem is not as strong as it was 5 years ago, and if we entirely broke compatibility with the main BuddyPress plugins, I think we'd loose users.
     7As a project, I feel we learnt that next time we do this, it won't be a monolithic set of templates. There was also a lot of complexity and compromise about maintaining support for existing customisations, especially those introduced by plugins. Our 3rd party plugin ecosystem is not as strong as it was 5 years ago, and if we entirely broke compatibility with the main BuddyPress plugins, I think we'd lose users.
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    99If I had to guess, we'll either end up having multiple "themes" you can apply to separate BuddyPress components (e.g. one to Activity, and a different theme for Groups), or take a brave conceptual jump over to having more loosely-connected bits of functionality, which might place nicely into 2019's Gutenberg's plan to becoming a layout editor, rather than just a content editor.