At this moment release candidate 2 (RC2) of Joomla 3.4.4. is released so it can be tested by the Joomla community. There are 245 issues being solved in this new small update. You can take a look on Github if you want to know which issues are being solved. This is a link to those issues. You can also take a look at the issues of the development of Joomla 3.5 of 4.0 via the navigation on Github. These versions are of course still in development.
The release date of Joomla 3.4.4 is scheduled on tuesday, 8 september. You can find the announcenment of the release on joomla.org.
Over the past 10 years, Joomla! has evolved naturally as a solution with guidance from the many wonderful volunteers and contributors. While this has worked for us so far, in order for us to remain relevant we need to start looking outside of our volunteer groups for direction. Namely, we need to start thinking about our end users - their needs, wants, and how they actually use the CMS in their day to day.
To kick off this process, we are rebooting the currently inactive Joomla! UX Team. This team is underneath the Production Leadership Team, and our first project will have major influence in how Joomla! 4 looks and functions from an end-user standpoint.
To make this happen, we need volunteers! Particularly those who have experience in one or more of the following:
- Enterprise UX (this is a big one!)
- User research & user testing
- UX Strategy
- UI Design
- International accessibility standards
- Interaction Design
If you have experience in those areas, please fill out the form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UmVcxxPgdigW0Yj4yBIJTYE3f1nGj3MZvEvDqZZW6M0/viewform
Joomla 2.5 hit it's end-of-life (EOL) December 31, 2014. Starting in June the JED will begin phasing out 2.5 extensions. As planned back in April 2012, the JED will list Joomla versions for six months after the announced EOL of Long Term Support (LTS) versions.
The 2.5 Timeline
June 1, 2015: We will no longer accept Joomla 2.5 only extensions.
June 30, 2015: The 2.5 compatibility icon will be disabled and any 2.5 only listings will be removed.
What about Joomla 4?
We will continue to use the 3.x compatibility icon for all Joomla 3 versions. A Joomla 4.x compatibility icon will be added when the PLT releases a stable Joomla 4 version.
Some time ago a saw a link passing on Twitter that Ron van Schaik made a Joomal information list. On this list one can find where to find information about Joomla. It's hepfull when you are new to Joomla and I hope that you also can use this.
You can find the original document here.