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.
When Joomla 1.6 Alpha was released a few months ago, the original plan was to release the beta version six weeks after that, in August. However, the time came and no beta arrived. So what happened, and what's the status of Joomla 1.6 as of now?
Hannes Papenberg from the Joomla 1.6 Release Team has done a write-up on the current status. He explains why Joomla 1.6 beta 1 was delayed and outlines some of the features we will be seeing.
The latest info on the release of Joomla 1.6 beta 1 says it will be available in the beginning of August this year.
In the meantime, let's have a look at the current state of affairs.
Finally, Joomla 1.6 Alpha is ready for download. As I have previously mentioned, this is NOT software to be used on a live site.
Please download and install this on a test site only, and play around with it. The developers need your feedback and bug reports.
Joomla 1.6 Alpha is now only hours away from being released to the Community, according to Brian Teeman.
It's very important to note that this is an Alpha release - and is far from ready to be installed on a live site.
I've previously written about the upcoming release of Joomla 1.6. The Joomla community is eagerly awaiting this exciting version, but it hasn't been known when we will see a working version.
Now, it seems there is a release date - at least for the Alpha version of Joomla 1.6.
Joomla 1.5 was a giant leap for Joomla-kind. And with the upcoming 1.6, Joomla users will be even more addicted to this CMS than before.
Join me as we explore some of the goodies you can expect from Joomla 1.6, and what it will mean for your site.