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Joomla has great plans for the future of the CMS. Below are a few of the ideas which have been raised for upcoming releases. When writing a revised roadmap we started by determining what we hoped to accomplish.

Light Core and Core Supported Extensions

Based on feedback the concept of a light core for the Joomla CMS was established. The next step was determining how to achieve a light core and what parts were necessary in this light core version. Obviously there are many opinions on how a light core should be realized, what should be included, and what should be removed. We determined a list of core components which should remain within the CMS and a list of components which could legitimately be removed from core and added to a ‘core supported’ extension category.


Core-Supported Extensions

  • Contact
  • Finder
  • Messages
  • Newsfeeds
  • Redirect
  • Search
  • Weblinks

Justification for this particular set of extensions is a result of much discussion and debate. One determining factor was the availability of better alternatives located through other third-party sources. Not all of the above extensions may have well-known alternatives but most do.

Note: It should be noted what is meant by a core-supported extension. The Joomla CMS is determined to offer an incredible level of backwards compatibility and stability to the community. This does not mean that the CMS should not be able to make progress. It merely means the progress should be handled thoughtfully and carefully. In order to make a light core CMS we must begin removing extensions. We must do so carefully and preserve backwards compatibility. Here is the plan to accomplish this goal.

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.

Original: http://extensions.joomla.org/blog/item/joomla-2-5-support-ending

Synology DS213

Since I have a Synology NAS I wanted to install Joomla on it. I didn't have any plans with this install but wanted to try it. The install of Joomla was not that hard, first phpMyAdmin, than mariaDB and at last install Joomla. It worked just fine right out of the box.

There was an update immediatly available, a new version of the Dutch language file so I wanted to update this. I tried but got a error: JFolder::create: Path not in open_basedir paths

It was not that hard to find the solution to this problem and it is simple.

  1. Log into your NAS and go to Configuration > Webservices > tab PHP-settings (translated from Dutch)
  2. Add a bit to the setting open_basedir at the end of the line: :/volume1/web/
  3. Save this and now your updates or installs in Joomla should work, it did for me

On 24 february is Joomla 3.4 was released. Lots of changes were made, these are the most interesting:

Component weblinks

With Joomla versie 3.4 the component Weblinks is removed from the Joomla core, but it is still possible to install this extension. The reason for removal from the core is that the Joomla team wants to make the core lighter andnon-essential components are to be removed. If you upgrade from an earlier version you can manually remove the extension.

I've read that it is important to have smaller image sizes. Of course this is logical, having larger images will result in a bigger data transfer wich is slowing down your website. Somewhere in 2014 I followed a webinar of Daniel Kanchev about speeding up your Joomla-website, and he also mentioned the optimalisation of images via smush.it of yahoo.