Joomla! lead developer Johan Janssens announced the official Joomla! 1.5 Beta release date at the German Joomla! Day, in Bonn, today.
The announcement marks the most significant milestone in Joomla's short history. "We've decided to release on the 12th of October — exactly one year since we wrote our first line of Joomla! code," Johan said. "The coding effort by the 1.5 dev team has been amazing," he added. "We have built this release from the ground up ... this represents 127,000 lines of code and had this been a commercial venture, about 32 man years of effort equivalent to $1.7 million in wages." These figures put the value of the core team's work into sharp perspective.
The enthusiastic German Joomla! Day attendees listened intently as Johan made his best attempt at a Steve Jobs-style "one more thing" in announcing the release date while previewing the Beta to them.
We caught up with one of the core developers, Louis Landry, who wished everyone well via his mobile phone (Louis had been enjoying a well-deserved day at the beach). "I hope everyone has as much fun in Bonn as we did in San Francisco (LinuxWorld) and find as many friends as we found," Louis said. "Joomla! 1.5 means freedom of choice ... you choose how it operates, you choose how it integrates ... you choose what the output is, you choose how users are authenticated," he said. "It's a simplified but more powerful system. As a developer, it gives me the freedom and flexibility to build anything I want."
Joomla! 1.0.11 [ Sunbow ] is now available as of Monday 28th August 2006 24:00 UTC for download here and is being designated a critical security release.
All existing Joomla! users must upgrade to this version, due to several High Level vulnerabilities that affect all previous versions of Joomla!
We have always been fully committed to a security first principle and new initiatives have and will continue to be started to reinforce and continue this principle. Joomla! 1.0.11 highlights a redoubled effort to put security at the forefront of everyones lexicon.
Like any and all software, security is a continually evolving and constant battle between application developers and hackers. The increased security threats discovered in the Joomla!Universe indicate nothing more than an increasing usage of Joomla! throughout the world and thus an increasing interest from hackers.
It does however serve to remind everyone, both application developers and application users that security is an eternal vigil and one cannot rest.
Joomla! 1.0.10 [ Sundown ] is now available as of Monday 26th June 2006 04:00 UTC for download here.
All existing Joomla! users MUST UPGRADE to this version, due to several High Level vulnerabilities that affect ALL Previous versions of Joomla!
1.0.10 contains the following important security fixes:
- 03 High Level Security Fixes
- 01 Medium Level Security Fixes
- 05 Low Level security
- 40+ General bug fixes
If you are using ANY previous version of Joomla!, you need to upgrade to 1.0.10