Joomla! 4 PHP Requirements

Over the last year, a lot of effort has gone into building the next generation of Joomla in working on the Joomla! 4.0 and Joomla! Framework 2.0 releases. In addition to introducing several new features, including a fully rebuilt Media Manager, an enhanced event dispatching system, and new security features such as support for prepared SQL statements, we have also been doing some routine maintenance and paying off some of our project's technical debt by retiring deprecated code and raising the minimum supported software stack. In an update from last year's manifesto, today we would like to announce that the next major Joomla releases will require PHP 7.

Joomla 3.8 Beta

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the first Joomla! 3.8 Beta release. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.8 release.

Joomla Security Strike Team

Last week the Joomla! Project released Joomla! 3.7.4, a release that included 2 security fixes, one of them rated as a "high severity" issue related to the installer application of the CMS. In the initial bulletin published in the Security Centre, no further details on the actual attack vector have been disclosed - but as the vector has now been disclosed by the initial reporter Hanno Böck in a talk at the Def Con conference, I would like to share some insights from the perspective of the Security Team.

We would like to share some changes we will make soon to our development setup.

Joomla 3.8 Plan

Today we are pleased to share our plan for the Joomla! 3.8 release and we would like your help in getting ready for the release.