The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 3.0 Alpha 1 for download.

What is this release for?

There is one goal for this release: to allow advance testing of custom extensions so that extension developers can report any problems well before the final release. This release 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-1 release, see the version 3.0 Alpha-1 FAQ in the documentation site.

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What is this release NOT for?

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

Joomla Platform 12.1

Version 12.1 ("Louis Landry") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 9 May 2012. It is the first release of the 12.x series. In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones:

  • Simplified foundational classes for Model, View and Controller
  • Database iterator
  • PostgreSQL driver
  • New Crypt package
  • File patcher

The full list of commits is available here github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/12.1 and the api doc here api.joomla.org

Project size

  • Classes: 309 (270 in platform 11.4)
  • Methods: 2122 (2000 in platform 11.4)
  • Lines: 28540 (25970 in platform 11.4)
  • Comments: 56837 (62155 in platform 11.4)
  • Blank lines: 10472 (11877 in platform 11.4)

Summary of code quality

  • Check style: 142 warnings (199 in platform 11.4)
  • Duplicate code: 27 warnings (26 in platform 11.4)
  • Programming Mess Detector (PMD): 702 warnings (1002 in platform 11.4)
  • Test Coverage: 39.70% (41% in platform 11.4). The decrease is due to the move of some classes to the legacy folder.

(Cross posting of Joomla Community Blog)

The next Joomla Roadmap Meeting is being held as part of the J and Beyond conference that is taking place May 18-20 in Bad Nauheim, Germany. Ideally, we'd like to come out of the meeting with some tangible accomplishments, but we recognize that may not be possible given the time constraints. More important is to bring people together to bounce ideas around and to form groups that will work to bring particular features into Joomla.

Version 11.4 of the Joomla Platform released Version 11.4 ("Brian Kernighan") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 4 January 2012. It is the logical continuation of the 11.3 version published 24 November 2011. In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones: >

  • MultiDB support
  • Implement Github Forks API

The full list of commits is available here https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/11.4 and the api doc here https://api.joomla.org

Project size

  • Classes: 270 (231 in platform 11.3)
  • Methods: 2000 (1946 in platform 11.3)
  • Lines: 25970 (24717 in platform 11.3)
  • Comments: 62155 (62154 in platform 11.3)
  • Blank lines: 11877 (11800 in platform 11.3)

Summary of code quality

  • Check style: 199 warnings (235 in platform 11.3)
  • Duplicate code: 26 warnings (26 in platform 11.3)
  • Programming Mess Detector (PMD): 1002 warnings (1006 in platform 11.3)
  • Test Coverage: 41% (41% in platform 11.3)

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 https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/11.3 and the api doc here https://api.joomla.org