Joomla versions roadmap

I have to make some decisions about the joomla portals I have. Both are in 1.5 and new long term versions are coming.

The main reasons to migrate them are easy:

  1. Joomla 1.5 reaches its end of life in April 2012. After this point, no more security releases for Joomla 1.5 will be available.
  2. The new extensions are less and less developed on 1.5, and the extensions are from my point of view one of the Joomla key strengths, and I don’t want to loose this strengths.

So first step is to know the roadmap Joomla is going to take.

1.- This video is key to understand it: The interesting point is the explanation about how they are going to move from a release based lifecycle to a date based lifecycle (18 months for long term releases).

2.- This other link mentions other important things:

  • Some kind of method will be available to move from 1.5 to 2.5
  • Take care with 3rd party extensions containing lots of data.

3.- Features in Joomla! 2.5, here.

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