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After an extended period of silence, the Production Leadership Team is happy to announce that we are moving forward with planning, preparing, and ultimately releasing version 2 of the Joomla! Framework. Over the last several weeks, we have begun building a roadmap and vision for the next major version of the Framework and are now ready to share with the community for review and feedback.

 

We recently received an email from google webmaster tools with the subject line: Hacking suspected: http://joomlacode.org/

Unfortunately, it appears that joomlacode.org is infected with content spam. When we realized this, our only concern is to protect our users. This will involve taking down the service in the very near future. This is an inconvenience for project owners using JoomlaCode to host projects for, and we are truly sorry.

 

Happy New Year from all of us on PLT! We have been busy over the holiday testing, and re-testing Joomla 3.4 alpha. We are delighted to announce we will release Joomla 3.4 beta, January 27th 2015.

We are grateful for all the feedback we received from those who took part in our recent alpha release. This extended alpha phase allowed us to drive attention to testing and creating patches.

All new features contributed to the project will be considered for Joomla 3.5. Features already submitted will be reviewed for the 3.4 release.

Updated Timeline

The following updated timeline is established for the 3.4 release:

  • January 20th 2015 - 3.4 Feature Freeze
  • January 27th 2015 - 3.4 Beta 1
  • February 3rd, 2015 - 3.4 Beta 2
  • February 10th, 2015- 3.4 Release Candidate
  • February 17th, 2015 - 3.4 Stable Release
 

I am pleased to announce the following with Brian Teeman leading this overdue and needed core en-GB standardisation.

The PLT have accepted the proposal to review and standardise all the en-GB language strings in the core of Joomla based on the style guide that you can see here (until it gets a permanent home).

Abstract

  • The official language of Joomla is en-GB and yet the actual strings we use have been created, over 10 years, many by people who are not native en-GB speakers.
  • Create a style guide to standardise the correct usage of en-GB and assist anyone writing language strings for Joomla.
  • A secondary aim is that this style guide can be used as a basis for translation teams.
  • Traditional rules of grammar do not always apply to the web. See Break Grammar Rules on Websites for Clarity
 

Dear Joomla Extension Developers

We need your to help spread the word!

We are currently planning the Joomla 2.5 marketing campaign. Joomla 2.5.28 is scheduled to be released on December 10th. As part of our campaign, we are asking extension developers to write a blog (of any length) that explains 2.5.28 will be the final release of the 2.5 series. Additionally, it would be helpful for your users if you provide documentation on how to upgrade your extension within your blog post.

Here is documentation by Jennifer Gress, Tom Hutchison, and Connie Lippert to help people plan for upgrading http://docs.joomla.org/Why_Migrate. The marketing team is preparing an information pack that explains 2.5.28.

Our goal for this campaign is to work together to help the community find the resources they need for successful upgrade planning. If you have suggestions on how else we can assist in this transition, please post here

 

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