Joomla! Platform 12.2

Version 12.2 ("Neil Armstrong") of the Joomla Platform was tagged and released on 21 September 2012. It is the second release of the 12.x series. Joomla Platform 12.2 was also included in the Joomla CMS 3.0 release. In addition to numerous bug fixes, it also brings new features, the main ones:

  • New (and generic) web application routers
  • New password hashing interface and basic implementation
  • Basic PHARchive support
  • New JInputJSON class
  • Allowing override of the xx-XX.localise.php
  • Composer support

With the addition of Composer and PHARchive support in this release, the Joomla Platform extends its available distribution channels and formats.

The full list of commits is available here https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform/commits/12.2 and the api doc here https://api.joomla.org

Project size

  • Classes: 300 (309 in platform 12.1)
  • Methods: 2136 (2122 in platform 12.1)

Summary of code quality

  • Check style: 124 warnings (142 in platform 12.1)
  • Duplicate code: 27 warnings (27 in platform 12.1)
  • Programming Mess Detector (PMD): 801 warnings (702 in platform 12.1)
  • Test Coverage: 38.16% (39.70% in platform 12.1).

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 3.0 Alpha 2 for download. 

What is this release for?

The main goal for this release is to allow advance testing of the new admin and site templates based on the Bootstrap framework. This release also 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-2 release, see the version 3.0 Alpha-2 FAQ in the documentation site.

Click here to download.

What is this release NOT for?

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

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.

Click here to download.

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.