Joomla! 1.1 Alpha 2 Release
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Last Update: February 7, 2006, 6:17 pm
QUOTEOur 1.1 Alpha 2 release is now frozen and this announcement means it is feature complete. The next phase of work will see core team members and third party developers collaborating to ensure compatibility and extensibility of their wares.
As mentioned earlier, Joomla! 1.1 will be far more powerful than anything previously on offer. It provides an entry into object orientated development, with inbuilt internationalisation (multi-lingual support), a refactored core and FTP extension installation. Some other innovations we've not mentioned include the inclusion of XML-RPC and LDAP, and the introduction of a unified installer for components, modules, mambots (re-named plugins) and templates as part of our extensions suite of tools.
In addition to all of this we have also included a new PDF library which will be able to handle UTF-8 and can use different fontsets to cover a very wide range of languages. It will also be possible to generate images on the fly.
"The release of 1.1 is a big step," Johan said. "It takes Joomla! to an entirely different plane ... more power, flexibility and developer focus. Joomla 1.0 (with its Mambo heritage) did not take a framework approach — which has its limitations. With Joomla! 1.1 the framework will be seen as 'candy' to developers, allowing incredible scope for the 3PD to harness the power that's inside. This also means we've worked very hard to 'future proof' as much as is feasibly possible, so 3PDs don't suffer breakages with future releases of Joomla!"
Andrew Eddie has received high-level feedback from many 3PDs. "I've been working through the new structures with third-party developer eyes and I must say that I am extremely impressed," he said. "Many of our legacy scalability and flexibility issues have disappeared. This release marks a new age that will empower developers and no longer hold them back."
Reminder: The Joomla! Alpha 2 release is not a production release and should be treated as such. As good as it is, it is an alpha. Do not upgrade your live Joomla! site with this version.
Follow de development here: dev.joomla.org
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