Joomla! Development Strategy
This strategy document sets out what the community of Joomla users, from ordinary non-technical users through to high-level technical developers, can expect from the products that come under the umbrella of the Joomla project.
This is primarily about how we approach and manage change: how we adapt, develop and grow our products in an ever-changing technological landscape; how we communicate to our users and contributors what to expect from our products as they change from one release to the next; and how we guide our contributors towards making the future changes that we want as a community.
The stakeholders in our project have widely varying needs and a balance must be struck between, at one extreme, those for whom any change is unwelcome and all shades to the other extreme of those who thrive on continuous change. Change is essential if our products are to remain relevant to their intended users, so our goal is to manage that change in such a way that we minimise the disruption it can cause.
Since the Joomla project is responsible for more than one product, this strategy is written to be as generic as possible and to allow new products to be added to our portfolio without forcing any extensive re-writes.
This strategy builds on the substantial practical experience of a lot of people over the many years since the project's foundation. The reasoning behind what is written here, and the lessons learned in leading up to it, is outside the scope of the document itself and reference should be made to other sources for that commentary.
Joomla! Improved Release Cycle: For the People by the People
Joomla! is a dynamic community driven project and we are always striving to improve and adapt to the changing world of the Internet. We care about long-term stability. We care about adapting to change. We care about providing a solid platform you can be confident in and rely on.
After receiving feedback from the global Joomla community, we are improving the release strategy so that we can better meet our shared goals.
For those who love detail - you can see the full development strategy here. For those of you who want the quick, simple to understand overview - read on.
Announcing Joomla! CMS 3.4
The Production Leadership Team (PLT) is pleased to announce that there will be a 3.4 release of the Joomla! CMS, which is planned to be released on July 15, 2014.
LGPL License Change Approved for the Joomla Framework
We are pleased to announce that the board of directors of Open Source Matters have approved a change of license of the Joomla Framework to the Lesser General Public License, or LGPL for short. This is an historic moment because it is a mighty step towards fulfilling Joomla’s mission to become a “platform” on which to build many types of applications.
Planning for Joomla! 3.3
With the announcement of the forthcoming 3.3 release of the Joomla! CMS, the Production Leadership Team would like to define our plans and timeline for this release.