Here it is, Ladies and Gentlemen… Joomla 1.5 (in Beta form at least).
You can read the official posting here: http://www.joomla.org/content/view/2088/74/
The long and the short of it is that 1.5 is a developer-friendly leap forward from the older framework. Non-coders won’t see a huge difference in how Joomla operates until developers start putting forward their new components. Then the potential of the new software will hopefully become apparent.
This is a crucial release for Joomla that will go a very long way to deciding whether it continues its current, impressive momentum:
- More than 60,000 registered users on the Official Joomla! community site forum and more on the many international community sites.
- 1168 Projects on the Joomla! Forge (forge.joomla.org). All for open source addons by third party developers.
- 890+ extensions for Joomla! registered on the Extension site (extensions.joomla.org)
- Joomla.org exceeds 2 TB of traffic per month!
- Alexa report [October 2006]: Joomla.org at #492 of top 500 busiest websites in the world.
- Community forums, over half a million posts, and 60,000 activated users. Growing at over 1200 posts per day and 150 new partcipants each day!