Joomla!The new Joomla! demo site (demo.joomla.org) correction: will be up and running today [is now up and running}! The site leverages a cloud-based solution to give each user a separate installation of the Joomla! CMS for 30 days.

The new demo site allows users to maintain the integrity of their content, and continue to build and learn over an extended trial period. Each demo site user will get a free, complete, dedicated installation of the Joomla! CMS. Users sign up, verify their email, and start building with complete customization capabilities. After 30 days, a user can easily migrate the site to another host or sign up with CloudAccess.net for an ongoing account.

The previous demo site attracted 3,000 to 6,000 new visitors per day, with close to 800 per day logging in to evaluate Joomla! using a version that was modified to work in a shared environment. The new site, created in partnership with CloudAccess.net, has all the standard features of Joomla! and gives each user a completely dedicated space to experience Joomla! without having content lost or overwritten. They can install extensions, add users and experience the full power of the Joomla! CMS.

The Joomla! Demo Site uses CloudAccess.net’s custom cloud environment. Designed with the latest cloud technology, CloudAccess.net uses an object-based, distributed file system called Lustre (SAN), Nginx Load Balancers, and Apache web servers. The setup was custom built for the Joomla! CMS with a custom control panel built to measure each site's usage on the clusters. The infrastructure gives users the ability to scale a Joomla! build without touching a server. To date, CloudAccess.net has built one of the largest shared clustered environments for the Joomla! CMS. Its technology has the ability to scale to thousands of nodes with petabytes (equivalent to 1 million GB) of storage capacity without compromising speed, security, or availability.

Demo site users have the option to continue to be hosted at CloudAccess.net at the end of the 30 day period. The Joomla! Project will receive a percentage of the fees paid by demo site users who stay with CloudAccess.net.

Joomla 1.5.17 ReleasedThe 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.

Joomla 1.5.16 ReleasedThe 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.

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