We continue developing of Community component. And new Beta release 1.0.3 is out which you can find in Releases & Updates Log section.
I want to notice few things on this new release. You can find new templates there, zip distance search for User plugin in the user list, User-Relation (I know this user through ...), User activity, an other very cool features.
But this is only beginning. We can ensure you that if you decide today to start your site with our Community component at the end you will get best Social Network solution for Joomla. We have plans not only implement everything you find on Facebook, mySpace and other but even create more features and ideas we have. Though with current release of Community + User + Content you already may create at least 70% of what you may see on Facebook, mySpace and others.
But unlike those sites, our components are greatly extensible. I mean if you create big social network project you hire developers anyway. And it is very easy to integrate any other component with community. Add activity, user lit filters, configuration options, extra info in profile, menu items, avatar, ... Almost any element is extensible. And if it is not, just contact us and ask we will add to Community component any code you need to accomplish your integrations.
You are welcome to become beta tester, and if you actively help us discover bugs and errors at the end we may grant all active testers with free Community Advanced Subscriptions.