Joomla! project has announced that Joomla! 1.6.1 is published

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The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.20 External link [senu takaa]. This is a security release that addresses issues with the Joomla 1.5.19 packages.  We recommend users upgrade immediately.

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* Joomla 1.5.20 External link
I think the most import thing in this week that Beta-version of Joomla! 1.6 was released External link to the public. Beta versions is not good to use production sites but I've tested J! 1.6 as an extension developer. I'm going to write my opinions about the features which took my attention

  • ACL:  It seems a dream comes to real . I think the most important feature in J! 1.6 will be this feature . Joomla! 1.6 ACL is a powerful solution but i'm not sure that Joomla! Administrators can easly use it. It will require Joomla! Administrators to learn more about Joomla! Administrators. Andrew Eddie has a blog post about ACL and J! 1.6 on this url
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  • Nested categories (or Sections is removed): Joomla! 1.6, categories can contain subcategories, and subcategories can again contain subcategories. This is a good. Sections are merged with the categories. This is a good solution but this also effects the SEF part . This will be a problem while moving from 1.5 to 1.6
  • Automatic update: This is an huge difference between Joomla 1.5 . You will be able to update your components - as long as extension developer provides a download URL to fetch the update from.
There are more intresting features like assigning different templates different menu items. It seems that it's time to learn more about Joomla ACL


The Joomla Project announces Joomla 1.5.17 after a few days later from Joomla 1.5.16 External link. This is a priority release to correct two issues in version 1.5.16. Although there are no security issues fixed in this release, we consider it a security release because a security-related bug has been fixed and because many sites may be upgraded directly from 1.5.15 to 1.5.17.

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