Version 11.3 ("Dennis Ritchie") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 24 November 2011. It is the logical continuation of the 11.2 version published 27 July 2011. 

Version 11.3 of the Joomla Platform released

In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones:

  • image manipulation (JImage)
  • creation of web applications (JWeb)
  • generation of HTML tables (JGrid)
  • package for strings added (JString)
  • migration to mootools 1.4
  • curl, socket and stream support (JHttp)
  • github API (JGithub)

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

Things have been very busy for the Joomla Platform since the release of 11.2 on 26 July 2011.  Since then, 249 pull requests have been accepted made by 31 individual contributors spanning anything from minor touch-ups to comment blocks, as well as completely new packages.

Joomla 2.5 is due out in January, which is the culmination of the 1.6/1.7/2.5 series. Now is the time to be mapping out those things we want to accomplish in the next series, which will culminate in the 3.5 release in July 2013.

At the recent joint summit we discussed the process for establishing goals and milestones for the long-term Joomla releases. We want more seats at the table for the technical discussions on how to move things forward. Once every six months the PLT and developers will meet just before or after an existing event to work on the roadmap. 

Recently, a number of examples have been added to the Joomla Platform repository under joomla-platform-examples. These show how to build very simple command line applications with the new Joomla Platform. While this was possible using the framework in the Joomla CMS, it's now far easier with the dedicated JCli class. Since these are working examples, it makes it very easy for any developer to jump into building command line applications when the need arises.

During the Production Leadership Team Summit meetings, which took place over two days (July 27-28, 2011), the following topics for the project were discussed: