“Here are the stats we’re using to justify the version inflation:
792 tickets closed
494 confirmed bug fixes
2,161 total code changes since 1.2 was released
The similarities between BuddyPress and WordPress development symbolize the nature of developing something totally new and exciting, so we think it’s fitting to bump our version number in a similar fashion.
As always, please DO NOT run BuddyPress Beta software on your live production site. ”