Release News

Joomla! 1.5 is on the Horizon ...

Just when you thought it was time for a Joomla! release increment, we've decided to take FIVE in one go!

During the past few months, we've been discussing the versioning of the forthcoming Joomla! release.  We have decided to call the upcoming beta release "Joomla! 1.5 Beta", not Joomla! 1.1 Beta.

ImageThe sheer volume of changes in the Joomla! core (Joomla! framework) made a minor point (.1) increment inconsistent with the amount of work undertaken.  While it may not be obvious by simply looking at release dates, today's Joomla! core has mutiple technology shifts under the engine.

Much of the work reflects meeting the expectations from requests by the international community, to make Joomla! fully internationalised — and this was given the highest priority.  Lead developer of 1.5 Johan Janssens said the development issues involved in implementing internationalisation required "significantly more developer muscle compared to what shipped in Joomla! 1.0". 

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Joomla! 1.0.8 Released

ImageJoomla! 1.0.8 [ Sunshade ] is now available as of Sunday 26th February 2006 07:00 UTC for download here.

We Highly Recommend that you upgrade to this version. 

1.0.8 contains the following work:

  • 37 Security Fixes
  • 70+ General bug fixes
  • Several Performance enhancements

1.0.8 is available as a Full Package, which contains all Joomla! files and Patch Packages which contain only the files that have been changed by the Stability work conducted.

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Joomla! 1.0.7 released!

ImageJoomla! 1.0.7 [ Sunburst ] is now available as of Sunday 15th January 2006 21:00 UTC for download here. 1.0.7 is essentially 1.0.6 repackaged to fix one major bug in 1.0.6 - therefore it should still be considered a Security Release.  It contains nine (9) `Low Level` Security Fixes, and seventy (70) plus minor/non-critical bug fixes.

We recommend that you upgrade to this version.  If you are running 1.0.6 you MUST upgrade to 1.0.7

1.0.7 is available as a Full Package, which contains all Joomla! files and a Patch Package which contains only the files that have been changed by the Security & Bug Fix work conducted.

To ensure the integrity of the files you are downloading you are advised only to download from the 'Official Source' on the Official Joomla! Forge .  As a extra security measure we now make avilable the MD5 checksum of the respective package files to allow people to do integrity checking.

1.0.7 Changelog
1.0.7 Version Information
1.0.7 Package File MD5 checksums

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