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.

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.

Following up on our previously announced changes to our GitHub workflow, we have some exciting news to share concerning the Joomla! CMS GitHub repository and the testing of future updates.

Following are the meeting notes from the Production Leadership Team meeting held on November 6th, 2013

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 3.2 Alpha for download. Please note you must have a Joomlacode account to access these test packages. Update: These packages will be available 9/11/13 by 13:00 UTC.

What is this release for?

The main goal for this release is to allow advance testing of the new features and bug fixes added to the CMS since the release of 3.1.5 in August.

Additionally, the PLT is offering a second package for testing which includes the proposed Apps* (working project title) code for the CMS to install extensions from the JED via your site's Extension Manager. These packages are prefixed with "Apps-"

New features which are included in this release are:

  • [#31436] *Create a update button to list new Help servers
  • [#31757] Enable PSR-0 Autoloading by Default
  • [#31389] TinyMCE 4.0.5 Update
  • [#31774] Add the Framework DI Container to the CMS
  • [#31009] Add a switch to turn mail sending on/off
  • [#30944] Content versioning for core and third-party components
  • [#31800] Add Joomla Ajax Interface to core
  • [#31844] Rapid Application Framework (Joomla! RAD)
  • [#31704] Two factor authentication for Joomla!
  • [#31725] Joomla multilingual site automatic installer

For known issues with the 3.2 alpha release, see the Version 3.2 Alpha FAQ in the documentation site.

Click here to download.

What is this release NOT for?

This alpha version of Joomla 3.2 is not suitable for production sites. It is for testing only.