Want to get your head around how far Joomla has come since the early days of Mambo? Download and install one of these 5 and 6 year old versions.
- Mambo 3.0.4, released in May 2001:
- Mambo 3.0.5, released in June 2001:
- Mambo 4.0.6, released in December 2002:
What Will You Find in Mambo 3.0.4?
- No WYSIWYG Editor
- No install instructions (they arrived with Mambo 3.0.5)
- No separate folder for extensions or templates
- The very first browser-based installer
- 324 Kb in total file size
- Unencrypted passwords in the database
- A cron job needed to get any newsfeeds
Images of Mambo 3.0
I tried, but wasn’t able to get Mambo 3.0.4 working successfully on PHP 4.4.7. The URLs didn’t work and the administrator wouldn’t permit logins. However I did take these screenshots: