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Joomla has recently changed it plan and roadmap for the CMS. What Joomla hopes to accomplish? Here are the highlights you can quickly catch on:

Light Core and Core Supported Extensions

Joomla core will become a light-weight CMS with ‘core supported’ extensions like:

  • Contact
  • Finder
  • Messages
  • Newsfeeds
  • Redirect
  • Search
  • Weblinks

Joomla team will slim down the Core of Joomla by creating:

A new category in Joomla Extension directory (JED) will be dedicated for those core supported extensions. These core-supported extensions will be incredibly easy to install to Joomla core. They would be install-able immediately upon installation of the CMS.

A special GitHub repository will be used to hold each of the core supported extensions and allow for individual upgrades, improvements, and releases. The improvement and support for each extension will be piece of cake.

Joomla new development cycle will help maintaining long-term stability and backwards compatibility while also beginning to follow a semantic versioning approach to releases. Minor releases will not break backwards compatibility. Major ones will contain break backwards compatibility. So good bye to the LTS (Long-term support) and STS (Short-term support).

Joomla New Roadmap

Take this infographic as the guideline. This is what Joomla! will be committed to for 2014 and 2015 for now.

Joomla roadmap for 2014-2015

Joomla roadmap for 2014-2015. Content source is from http://developer.joomla.org/cms/roadmap.html. Visualized by JoomlArt.

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That is it for what is going on for Joomla! CMS. What are your thoughts on this? We thought this is a brilliant move!

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