Joomla! Platform 12.3

Version 12.3 ("Curiosity") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 20 December 2012. It is the third release of the 12.x series. In addition to numerous bug fixes, documentation updates and it also brings new features, the main ones:

  • Platform manual converted from DocBook to Markdown to improve readability and enhance contribution.
  • Extensive additions to the platform documentation.
  • Easier query construction with JDatabaseQuery::format
  • Support for composite keys in JTable
  • Improvements to the JGitHub API
  • Improvements to JLog around excluding categories and features for syslog
  • Improved Windows support for testing and building
  • PHPMailer updated to 5.2.2

The full list of commits is available here and the api doc here The Joomla! Platform Manual is available at

Project size

  • Classes: 305 (300 in platform 12.2)
  • Methods: 2187 (2136 in platform 12.2)

Summary of code quality

  • Check style: 123 warnings (124 in platform 12.2)
  • Test Coverage: 39.4% (38.16% in platform 12.2).

If you are a Joomla extension developer, your feedback on a proposed new method of checking extension compatibility with Joomla, before a Joomla upgrade takes place, is needed. This is your chance to influence a major Joomla feature which will stay with us for years to come.

Providing your feedback is very simple. There is a forum thread where you can voice your concerns or express your support. All arguments will be carefully considered. The discussion will be open until 2 January 2013. Now is the time for your voice to be heard.

Click here to read the proposal

Click here to comment on the proposal

The Joomla Platform Maintainers would like your feedback about whether, as a community, we want to change the license under which the Joomla Platform is released to the LGPL. It is felt that in moving to the LGPL, we will be able to allow more people to integrate the Joomla Platform with their software solutions, and that will translate to an increase in support for the Joomla project overall.

Please give your feedback via the Joomla Platform LGPL Survey. This survey will remain open until the 2 January 2013. After the feedback is collected and reviewed, we will publish the results in a consolidated form and make a determination about what the next steps, if any, will be.

Please note, the feedback relates only to the license of the Joomla Platform. There is no proposal to change the license of the Joomla CMS.

The Joomla Platform Maintainers thank you in advance for your valued feedback.

Joomla! Platform 12.2

Version 12.2 ("Neil Armstrong") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 21 September 2012. It is the second release of the 12.x series. Joomla Platform 12.2 was also included in the Joomla CMS 3.0 release. In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones:

  • New (and generic) web application routers
  • New password hashing interface and basic implementation
  • Basic PHARchive support
  • New JInputJSON class
  • Allowing override of the xx-XX.localise.php
  • Composer support

With the addition of Composer and PHARchive support in this release, the Joomla Platform extends its available distribution channels and formats.

The full list of commits is available here and the api doc here

Project size

  • Classes: 300 (309 in platform 12.1)
  • Methods: 2136 (2122 in platform 12.1)

Summary of code quality

  • Check style: 124 warnings (142 in platform 12.1)
  • Duplicate code: 27 warnings (27 in platform 12.1)
  • Programming Mess Detector (PMD): 801 warnings (702 in platform 12.1)
  • Test Coverage: 38.16% (39.70% in platform 12.1).

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 3.0 Alpha 2 for download. 

What is this release for?

The main goal for this release is to allow advance testing of the new admin and site templates based on the Bootstrap framework. This release also includes most of the platform changes that will be included with version 3.0.0. Some of these changes will require small changes to extensions. For a complete list of known backward compatibility issues for version 3.0 see Potential backward compatibility issues in Joomla 3.0 and Joomla Platform 12.1 in the documentation site.

For known issues with the 3.0 alpha-2 release, see the version 3.0 Alpha-2 FAQ in the documentation site.

Click here to download.

What is this release NOT for?

This alpha version of Joomla 3.0 is not suitable for production sites. It is for testing only.