Joomla has announced the most anticipated security release- Joomla 3.0.1. It is the recent version of Joomla, which is going to add more technical soundness in new age websites. Joomla has always been an innovation driven open source community that has contrived out-standing content management solutions.
Informally launched in 2005, Joomla was the result of a fork of Membo. Initially, it got named as Membo 184.108.40.206. Further, as a result of countless controversies, it got the recognition as Joomla. It came from the Swahili language word Jumla that means wholesome. In this way, the modern name of this open source freely available content management system came in existence. After the initial release of Membo 220.127.116.11, the Joomla open source community brought seven other highly impactful Joomla versions. With the use of such version, we got the micro-blogging site like twitter, and various community websites. Till date, the industry has seen total six versions of Joomla that are mentioned below:
It was the very first version of Joomla, which was released on 16th September 2005. This version was also re-named as Mambo 18.104.22.168. Apart from this, it is known for having bugs and security fixes of moderate level. It supported till 22nd July 2009.
Joomla 1.5 (LTS)
The second version of Joomla open source community came a little later. It released on 22nd January 2008. This version is known for attaining long term support (LTS) for the first time. In this way, the recent release 1.5.26 of this version took place in 27th March 2012. It lasted till 1st December 2012.
It is known for having features like access control list, improved admin interface. Launched on 10th January 2011, it has the facility of user-defined category hierarchy. This version supported till the 19th august 2011.
Released on 19th July 2012, this Joomla 1.7 version is known for having improved security and migration tools. This version lasted just for seven months and become unsupported on 24t February 2012.
This version of Joomla launched in 24th January 2012 and will be support until December 2013. It launched after the duration of six months from its prior version. Considerably, it is one of the most used versions of Joomla of current age. In addition, it has the feature of long term support, which makes it a dependable version to built highly attentive and responsive websites. This version of joomla is known as the first version for running on other databases besides MySQL.
Launched on 27th September 2012, it is presently being used by several community and forum websites. This version of Joomla is going to last until March 2013.
Finally, Joomla has launched the security version of Joomla 3.0.1. Now, it can be downloaded from Joomla Project websites for free. Considerably, Joomla is asking for testing this version from online community of open source developers. Thus, the final release of Joomla 3.0.1 will be free from security bugs.
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