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  • Joomla 1.6 Beta 8 Now Available

    1.6 Beta LogoThe Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 8 (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.

    Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 7 release on August 9, we have fixed approximately 90 issues in the tracker. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to stable!

    See the CHANGELOG for details of what has been changed in this release.

    What's next?

    This is the eighth in our series of continuous beta releases. Beta 9 will be released on September 6, 2010.

    Download here: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_package_id=5378

    Related Links:

    Joomla! 1.6 Development Shifting Gears
    http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/1168-joomla-16-development-shifting-gears.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5275-joomla-16-beta-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 2 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5278-joomla-16-beta2-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 3 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5279-joomla-16-beta3-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 4 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5280-joomla-16-beta4-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 5 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5282-joomla-16-beta5-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 6 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5285-joomla-16-beta6-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 7 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5291-joomla-16-beta7-now-available.html

     




  • Joomla 1.6 Beta 7 Now Available

    1.6 Beta LogoThe Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 7 (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.

    Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 6 release on July 26, we have fixed approximately 85 issues in the tracker. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to stable!

    See the CHANGELOG for details of what has been changed in this release.

    What's next?

    This is the sixth in our series of continuous beta releases. Beta 8 will be released on August 23, 2010.

    Download here: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_package_id=5364

    Related Links:

    Joomla! 1.6 Development Shifting Gears
    http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/1168-joomla-16-development-shifting-gears.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5275-joomla-16-beta-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 2 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5278-joomla-16-beta2-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 3 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5279-joomla-16-beta3-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 4 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5280-joomla-16-beta4-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 5 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5282-joomla-16-beta5-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 6 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5285-joomla-16-beta6-now-available.html

     




  • August 1, 2010 - The Joomla! Community Magazine Issue Released

    Joomla! Community Magazine - August 2010The Joomla! Project proudly announces the August 2010 Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine. The magazine is a collection of articles and illustrations highlighting events and accomplishments of the free software community behind Joomla!, an award-winning open source content management system.

    Administrators, Developers and Designers

    The Administrators Toolkit article, The prefix has nothing to do with telephony , includes a free program to enhance site security. In the Developers Workbench , instructions to synchronize a Joomla! website with MAMP and Dropbox and advice on creating end-user documentation is shared. The Joomla! Setup focuses this month on developer and designer Fotis Evangelou.

    The Designers Studio calls for participants to Redesign Joomla! for version 1.7. The Administrator interface, largely unchanged since Mambo, is in need of renovation, a task that will require the diverse talents of the Joomla! community. This month's Website Case Study looks at the team, the planning, and extension choices behind the new Scottoiler Joomla! website .

    Extensions and Evaluations

    A key strength of Joomla! is template development. To help community learn about offerings, the Extensions and Evaluations section continues an examination of Joomla! Template Frameworks and Toolsets. Podcast interviews and comparative analysis of three leading template providers: JoomlArt, JoomlaPraise, and ProThemer are available, along with advice on how to select templates, improve site search engine optimization >and additional learning resources .

    Events and User Groups

    This month, the Joomla! Events and User Groups section features Joomla! Day West 2010 , a community event to be held October 1-3 in San Jose, California, and a story about the August 27-29th OpenCa.mp in Dallas, Texas, where members of the Joomla! community will present.

    Features and Leadership

    This month's Feature Stories include an in-depth interview with Elin Waring, former President of OSM and an invitation to community to submit non-English articles . In Leadership Connections , the magazine spotlights Mike Carson who supports Joomla! User Groups. Open Source Matters board member, Steve Burge, discusses July board activities and thanks outgoing members Elin Waring and Dave Huelsmann for their service.

    For more information

    For more information about the Joomla! Community Magazine , contact Paul Orwig , Lead Editor and Joomla! Community Leadership Team member. For more information about Joomla!, see the Joomla! in the Press and Media section. The Joomla! Community Magazine Team invites those interested to get involved and help tell the Joomla! story.




  • Joomla 1.6 Beta 6 Now Available

    1.6 Beta LogoThe Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 6 (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.

    Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 5 release on Jun 12, we have fixed approximately 98 issues in the tracker. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to stable!

    See the CHANGELOG for details of what has been changed in this release.

    What's next?

    This is the fifth in our series of continuous beta releases. Beta 7 will be released on August 9, 2010.

    Download here: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_package_id=5346

    Related Links:

    Joomla! 1.6 Development Shifting Gears
    http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/1168-joomla-16-development-shifting-gears.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5275-joomla-16-beta-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 2 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5278-joomla-16-beta2-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 3 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5279-joomla-16-beta3-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 4 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5279-joomla-16-beta4-now-available.html

    Joomla 1.6 Beta 5 Now Available
    http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5279-joomla-16-beta5-now-available.html

     




  • Joomla! 1.5.20 Released

    Joomla 1.5.15 Released

     

    The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.20 [senu takaa]. This is a security release that addresses issues with the Joomla 1.5.19 packages.  We recommend users upgrade immediately.

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

       

    Download

    Click here to download Joomla 1.5.20 (Full package) »

    Click here to download Joomla 1.5.20 (Upgrade packages) »

     

    Instructions

    • New installation and technical requirements
    • Upgrade from an existing Joomla 1.5 version
    • Migration from Joomla! 1.0.x

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

     

    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: Andrew Eddie, Ian MacLennan, and Mark Dexter Coordinators; Airton Torres, Artyom Bisyarin, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Marijke Stuivenberg, Matt Thomas, and Omar Ramos, Team Leaders.

    Akarawuth Tamrareang, Alain Rivest, Amy Stephen, Andrea Tarr, Anja Hage, Ashwin Date, Bo Astrup, Brian "Sully" Sullivan, Brian Teeman, Chistopher Garvis, Christophe Demko, Cristina Solana, Dan Chay, Dennis Hermacki, Detlef Volmer, Gobezu Sewu, Hannes Papenberg, Henrik Hussfelt, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Joe LeBlanc, Klas Berlic, Marius van Rijnsoever, Mark W Bender, Martin Blodau, Michael Babker, Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, Nikolai Plath, Ole Ottosen, Pete Nurse, Phil Snell, Pierre Gazzola, Radek Suski, Rob Joyce, Ronald J. de Vries, Rune Sjøen, Sam Moffatt, Selene Feigl, Steven Littrell, Steven Trullinger, Tim Plummer, Troy Thomas Hall, Vicki Payne, and Viet Hoang Vu.

    A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Alex Wai, Babs Gösgens, Cassiano Faria, Dan Chay, E.Karnika Yashwant, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Sponaugle, John Kouvakis, Jonathan Chang, Melissa Wetherby, Michael Babker, Nikolai Plath, Olivier Nolbert, Pablo Centurión, Phil Snell, Rick Stubblebine, Rune V. Sjøen, Sam Carecho, Sandino Nuñez, Selene Feigl, Steve Hanlon, and Tim Plummer.

     

    Joomla! Security Strike Team

    Thanks to the Joomla Security Strike Team for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, and fixing security issues in Joomla. Current active members of the Joomla! Security Strike Team are: Alan Langford, Claire Mandville, Ian MacLenn, Jason Kendall, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Omar Ramos, Pierre Gazzola and Sam Moffatt.