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Joomla 1.6 Beta Now Available

1.6 Beta LogoThe Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.

The following is the press release.

Joomla! 1.6 Beta Released – Download the World’s Leading PHP-based Content Management System and Easily Build Websites and Online Applications

New York, New York, May 17, 2010 –  The Joomla Project, a free, award-winning PHP-based content management system that enables users to build websites and powerful online applications, today announced the beta release of Joomla 1.6. Designed to offer enhanced site control and a more polished user experience, Joomla 1.6 will deliver a variety of new tools to improve website management and access, a more robust organizational structure for content control, and various other user-experience improvements throughout the software.

“The release of Joomla 1.6 will raise the bar of success for our community’s users, and enable our developer community to build even more exciting and compelling solutions,” said Ryan Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters, the not-for-profit organization that supports The Joomla Project. “New features and capabilities – such as the hierarchical design of the access control system, semantic XHTML layouts and one-click extension updates – usher in a new set of tools that open doors for more effective online engagements. Whether building a personal website or a next-generation Web application for an enterprise environment, Joomla 1.6 offers the most compelling solution for easily building and managing powerful online solutions.”

Joomla’s ease-of-use and extensibility has made it the most popular and downloaded open source website software in the industry today (it has been downloaded more than 16 million times). It is used for everything from small personal websites to the backend management for some of the largest enterprises and highest traffic sites on the Web, including sites operated by Citibank, IHOP, Harvard University, the Baltimore Police Department, Linux.com, Smart Car of America, The Guggenheim Museum, and many more

Key Features in Joomla 1.6:
New Access Control System - Allows site administrators control over who can view and manage content.
Unlimited Depth Organizational Model - Gives site administrators and content creators user-defined category levels that allow for the creation of a category tree with as many or as few levels for organizing articles and other content as needed.
One-Click Extension Updates - Allows users to keep sites secure and controlled by simplifying the process of updating extensions.
Semantic XHTML Layouts - Provides a better baseline for content presentation.

In addition, developers and implementers will enjoy the new ability Joomla 1.6 provides in allowing extensions to be built with granular control and permissions. This will make it easier to create more advanced, enterprise-focused applications and extensions for Joomla. Furthermore, there are numerous improvements in areas like code reuse, and considerable success in ensuring the stability of application programming interfaces via unit testing.

“With the release of 1.6, The Joomla Project is transitioning the development process to a more iterative, time-based release cycle,” said Louis Landry, a lead developer and community member of The Joomla Project. “This new approach will help streamline the production of new code and better ensure timely releases around product updates. I’m very excited about the beta release and look forward to working with the entire community as we continue to refine the system.”

Visit www.joomla.org and download Joomla 1.6 beta today!

About The Joomla! Project and Open Source Matters, Inc.


Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is a not-for-profit organization that helps to manage and support the Joomla Project. Joomla is one of the industry’s leading open source content management systems (CMS). For more information, visit www.joomla.org or www.OpenSourceMatters.org.

Download Joomla! 1.6 beta1.

Joomla! 1.5.17 Released

Joomla 1.5.15 Released

 

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.17 [Wojmamni ama woobusani]. This is a priority release to correct two issues in version 1.5.16. Although there are no security issues fixed in this release, we consider it a security release because a security-related bug has been fixed and because many sites may be upgraded directly from 1.5.15 to 1.5.17.

The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.

 

  

Download

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.17 (Full package) »

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.17 (Upgrade packages) »

 

Instructions

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo or the Joomla JumpBox. Documentation is available for beginners.

Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 1.5.17 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

If you have modified core template overrides, please be sure to back them up before upgrading.

Security

No security issues were fixed in this release. For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.

Components

  •  No component issues were fixed for this release

Modules

  •  No moduleissues were fixed for this release.

Plugins

  •  No plugin issues were fixed for this release.

Legacy

  • No legacy issues were fixed for this release.

Templates

  • No Templates issues were fixed for this release.

Language

  • Updated ru-RU installation language (20239)
  • Added en-AU installation language (20220)
  • Updated help sites list (20238)

Administrator

  •  No administrator issues were fixed for this release.

System

  • Fixed problem logging in when Session Handler is set to None (20221)
  • Fixed error message when running Joomla! in a PHP version prior to version 5.2 (20219)
  • Reverted change to JFolder::makesafe method that introduced a bug (16506)

Statistics for the 1.5.17 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.17 contains:
    • 6 issues fixed in SVN
    • 6 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net increase of 4 active issues:
    • 10 new reports
    • 0 closed
    • 6 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.17 release was packaged, the tracker had 307 active issues:
    • 171 open
    • 105 confirmed
    • 31 pending

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the 1.5 Bug Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Ian MacLennan and Mark Dexter co-coordinators; Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Alessandro Nadalin, Andrea Tarr, Christophe Demko, Dennis Hermacki, Edvard Ananyan, Elin Waring, Flavia Silveira, Gergo Erdosi, Hannes Papenberg, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Joseph LeBlanc, Julio Pontes, Kevin Devine, Klas Berlič, Koen Kuipers, Marijke Stuivenberg, Matt Thomas, Mustaq Sheikh, Niels Braczek, Ole Bang Ottosen, Omar Ramos, Pete Nurse, Ron Severdia, Ronald J. de Vries, Sam Moffatt, and Will Mavis.

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Alessandro Nadalin, Koen Kuipers, Matt Thomas, Michael McGinn, Mustaq Sheikh, and Ronald de Vries.

Joomla! 1.5.16 Released

Joomla 1.5.15 Released

 

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.16 [Wojmamni ama busani]. It has been about six months since Joomla 1.5.15 was released on November 4, 2009.

The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.

 

  

Download

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.16 (Full package) »

IMPORTANT UPDATE EFFECTIVE 25 APRIL 2010: Version 1.5.16 contains two serious bugs that will affect your site if you use a version of PHP prior to 5.2 or if you have the Session Handler parameter set to None in Global Configuration. To correct these issues, version 1.5.17 is scheduled to be released on 27 April 2010. If you haven't already upgraded to version 1.5.16, you may wish to wait for version 1.5.17 instead.

 

Instructions

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo or the Joomla JumpBox. Documentation is available for beginners.

Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 1.5.16 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

If you have modified core template overrides, please be sure to back them up before upgrading.

Security

Four security issues were fixed in this release:

For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.

Components

  • Fixed error in contacts with SEF enabled (17235)
  • Fixed SQL error when sorting news feeds by section. (18648)
  • Fixed problem showing URL for image files in Atom news feeds. (18936)
  • Fixed problem where author alias was not escaped correctly. (19009)
  • Fixed bug in pagination of category blog menu item. (19245)
  • Fixed display of image captions in some situations. (19405)
  • Fixed caching problem with com_contact. (19435)
  • Added framework validation to com_media file. (19763)
  • Fixed PHP notice when enabling or disabling a user. (19798)

Modules

  • Fixed caching for related articles module (17000)
  • Fixed notification error in login module (17762)
  • Fixed problems with upgrade method in module installation (17878)
  • Fixed typo in mod_latestnews. (18403)
  • Fixed HTML validation problem with mod_search. (18619)
  • Fixed problem with some news feeds not showing. (18672)
  • Fixed problem in mod_login where trashed menu items show in redirect list. (19831)

Plugins

  • Fixed problem saving content in TinyMCE when editor is toggled (17936)
  • Fixed bug in email cloaking that added an extra space (17986)
  • Fixed problem saving valid attributes for some HTML tags. (19055)

Legacy

  • No legacy issues were fixed for this release

Templates

  • Fixed problem loading template files for RTL languages. (18614)
  • Fixed beez template to show correct Itemid after a search. (18683)

Language

  • Added missing translation strings in installation. (19604)
  • Added sr-YU language for installation. (19627)
  • Added Phnom-Penh to timezone files. (19715)
  • Added missing language strings in installation files. (19816)
  • Added Arabic Unitag installation language ar_AA (19836)
  • Added missing language strings for is-IS language in installation. (19864)
  • Added missing strings in installation ini files. (19871)
  • Added new hi-IN install language (19966)
  • Added updates on installation ini files (20024)
  • Fixed language bug in Menus (20055)
  • Added language credits update (20195)

Administrator

  • Fixed display problem in back end with RTL languages. (18570)
  • Fixed problem where Menu Item types for disabled components still showed when adding menu items. (18617)
  • Fixed problem with display of module position in Module Manager. (18848)

System

  • Fixed JFolder::makeSafe method to not remove dots in path (16506)
  • Fixed problem that prevented using a cache in some cases (16974)
  • Remove PHP warning message on some versions (18612)
  • Fixed problem installing modules in update mode. (18987)
  • Fixed problem with Yagoon and Norfolk timezones. (19555)
  • Fixed problem with return value when saving polling components. (19655)
  • Fixed problem in JToolbarHelper class media_manager method. (19680)
  • Fixed incorrect URI for IIS platforms (18046)
  • Improved handling of failing Apache plugins (19859)
  • Added Reykjavik in timezone (20025)
  • Fixed JApplication::redirect() to not use 301 code (20043)
  • Fixed SEF search URL's for cross-platform compatibility (20184)

Statistics for the 1.5.16 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.16 contains:
    • 48 issues fixed in SVN
    • 52 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net increase of 83 active issues:
    • 224 new reports
    • 94 closed
    • 48 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.16 release was packaged, the tracker had 303 active issues:
    • 169 open
    • 103 confirmed
    • 31 pending

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the 1.5 Bug Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Ian MacLennan and Mark Dexter co-coordinators; Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Alessandro Nadalin, Andrea Tarr, Christophe Demko, Dennis Hermacki, Edvard Ananyan, Elin Waring, Flavia Silveira, Hannes Papenberg, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Joseph LeBlanc, Julio Pontes, Kevin Devine, Klas Berlič, Koen Kuipers, Matt Thomas, Mustaq Sheikh, Niels Braczek, Ole Bang Ottosen, Omar Ramos, Pete Nurse, Ron Severdia, Sam Moffatt, and Will Mavis.

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Alessandro Nadalin, Koen Kuipers, Matt Thomas, Michael McGinn, Mustaq Sheikh, and Ronald de Vries.