BobbyeM71hxwJoomla 1.6 Alpha 2 Released

The Joomla project has released Joomla 1.6 alpha 2, which contains many new features requested by the community; most notably, ACL. Other features are listed below as well as what you can expect in the future for Joomla 1.6.

This is an alpha release. It is intended to be a developer/hobbyist preview and is not intended to be used on a production web site.

New improvements/features since alpha 1 include:

  • ACL: access management for global permissions as well as content item specific permissions, variable user groups, users member of more than one usergroup, permissions are inherited, really fast
  • Extendable user profile, profile view in frontend, extendable user parameters
  • Tableless com_content layouts
  • Improved com_content modules (mod_articles_archive, mod_articles_latest, mod_articles_popular)
  • Article linker plugin for editors
  • New frontend template (atomic)
  • New backend template (bluestork)
  • New uploader for media manager

Other Joomla 1.6 improvements that existed in alpha 1:

  • Mootools 1.2
  • Refactored backend
  • JForm
  • Nested Categories and category parameters
  • New views in frontend: categories, category
  • Lots of small code improvements, almost cut the code size in half while adding to the functionality
  • PHP 5.2 required, huge performance improvements, partially eaten up by new features => 1.6 will be faster than 1.5.

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