All in one week, the Joomla Open Source Content Management System has, in in the awe inspiring hype enabled words of its developer team, “pimped its ride“, “shifted Forge’s Gears“, and marked a “defining moment in the Joomlasphere”.
Today marks a defining moment in the Joomlasphere, which sees the launch of our gForge. Yes, the new ‘V8 hot rod’ has arrived â€” and we believe it will provide the best development environment for a number of reasons but primarily to future-proof and cope with huge load.
All giggling aside, I’m very pleased by these developments. Joomla is not messing around, and I am hopeful that this effort to future proof their forge (where Joomla software and extensions live) means the much anticipated public release of Joomla version 1.5 is nigh. The Kabissa website is built using Joomla 1.0 and we actively promote it to our African civil society members, and 1.5 promises to be even more powerful and userfriendly. I know we are eagerly awaiting 1.5 because it has been more than two years now since we adoped Mambo, which became Joomla, and there has been no major new release in all that time.