The Joomla! project is proud to announce the availability of Joomla 1.6 beta. This arrived almost 7 months after Joomla! 1.6 Aplha 2 was released. The objective is to provide more polished user experience, deliver a number of tools to improve website management and to offer enhaced site control.
Ryan Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters says, ”The release of Joomla 1.6 will raise the bar of success for our community’s users, and enable our developer community to build even more exciting and compelling solutions. New features and capabilities – such as the hierarchical design of the access control system, semantic XHTML layouts and one-click extension updates – usher in a new set of tools that open doors for more effective online engagements. Whether building a personal website or a next-generation Web application for an enterprise environment, Joomla 1.6 offers the most compelling solution for easily building and managing powerful online solutions.”
Key Features in Joomla 1.6:
In addition, developers and implementers will enjoy the new ability Joomla 1.6 provides in allowing extensions to be built with granular control and permissions. This will help creating enterprise focused applications and extensions for Joomla! very easily.
Louis Landry, a lead developer and community member of The Joomla Project says, ”With the release of 1.6, The Joomla Project is transitioning the development process to a more iterative, time-based release cycle. This new approach will help streamline the production of new code and better ensure timely releases around product updates. I’m very excited about the beta release and look forward to working with the entire community as we continue to refine the system.”
You may visit www.joomla.org to download Joomla! 1.6 Beta Today.