Joomla 1.6 is the next generation of Joomla, the most popular Open Source Content Management System in the world. This page tells you about the status of development and where you can download files.
The broad goals of Joomla 1.6 are to:
- implement an expanded access control system;
- implement a nested categories solution;
- and standardise the way extensions are built using the MVC framework.
To achieve those things there is a lot of other ancillary work to be done, but those are the highlights of this new version.
Version 1.6 Beta Release Schedule
- Beta1 released 17 May 2010
- Beta2 released 31 May 2010
- Beta3 released 14 June 2010
- Beta4 released 28 June 2010
- Beta5 released 12 July 2010
- Next release: beta3 scheduled for 26 July 2010
Currently, Joomla! 1.6 is in Beta 2 release. New betas will be released every two weeks until a release candidate is ready.
The beta release is for testing purposes only and should not be used on a production site.