Only some ten days has passed since my last update on Joomla 1.6. Then, the latest news was that Joomla 1.6 beta 1 would be released around now.
Today, however - the Joomla Production Team released news that they would soon announce the release of Joomla 1.6 Alpha 2. Apparently, the ACL (Access Control List) functionality is what makes the project take more time than previously expected.
From the announcement:
Currently, we are hard at work getting version 1.6 ready. To that end, we are meeting weekly to sort out tasks and keep things moving. You can read the notes from these meetings on the Google Group called Joomla! Production Working Group Leadership.
Later in the post, they mention the next version of Joomla 1.6:
Oh, and one last thing. Look for an official announcement about the upcoming version 1.6 alpha2 release soon.
You can read the notes from the meeting held by the Joomla! Production Working Group Leadership on September 19th here.
I guess the next announcement will come after next Saturday, as the group has their meetings every Saturday. It might come earlier, however. Stay tuned for updated information on Joomla 1.6!