Joomla! 1.6 is now available! – We are quite excited at the news of Joomla! 1.6 going GA today. We have great admiration for the Joomla! core team and they have yet again proved that they are taking Joomla! in the right direction. We salute their dedication, commitment and hardwork in making this release and taking Joomal! a step closer towards the number one CMS slot.
As developers of extensions for Joomla!, this release brings in lot of work to do in the coming months. All our products will be ported to Joomla! 1.6 and we will continue to support our extensions for Joomla! 1.5 till Joomla! will support 1.5 version. While most of the extension providers will be fast in certifying their extensions for Joomla 1.6, we will be taking a different approach of porting our extensions. Porting ensures long term stability of the product on Joomla 1.6, when compared to just certifying products on a Joomla version, that introduces complexities later.
Migrating existing extensions to Joomla has become tougher due to the changes introduced in Joomla 1.6. Morover, there is very little information for developers at this point of time, as references for porting the extensions, barring a couple of excellent videos from Andrew himself.
As regards our products, we are targeting the following release dates for our products on Joomla! 1.6:
- JV-Relatives – By March-6-2011
- JV-PostMaster – By March-20-2011
- JV-ContentLinks – By April-3-2011
- JV-LinkExchanger – By April-17-2011
- JV-LinkDirectory – By May-1-2011
There will be one release of JV-LinkDirectory 4.6 for Joomla! 1.5 by this month end! as well.