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Future Releases of Joomla! Project Roadmap

Joomla! Future Releases Project Roadmap

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Joomla! 3.7.x stable version has been released and current supported of the 3.x series in 25 April 2017. What next plans for the future version of Joomla?

JOOMLA! 3.8

Joomla! 3.8 is the next scheduled minor release of the 3.x series. The primary focus of Joomla! 3.8 will be the completion of the new routing system.

Main Features

The following are the primary features introduced to Joomla! 3.8.

  • Modern Routing System
  • Joomla! 4 compatibility layer

JOOMLA! 3.9

In preparation for Joomla! 4.0, Joomla! 3.9 will primarily be a release containing backports of API changes from the 4.0 development branch to help ease the transition to the next major release for the community. It is planned for 3.9 and 4.0 to release simultaneously.

Main Features

The following are the primary features introduced to Joomla! 3.9.

  • Joomla! 4 compatibility layer

JOOMLA! 4.x

Joomla! 4.x is the next major version of the Joomla! CMS. This release will introduce new features as well as remove previously deprecated functionality.

Main Features

The following are suggested improvements which would be highly favored during the 4.x lifecycle. If you would like to assist or contribute to them, please contact the release team for more information.

  • Final Router Improvements
  • Features to improve SEO.
  • Hypermedia API (webservices).
  • Improvements to installation process:
    • Ability to install extensions (at minimum core supported extensions)
    • Rework sample data installation
  • Continued work on the GSoC Multilingual editing proposal.
  • A new administrator template with minimal options.

JOOMLA! 4.0

Joomla! 4.0 will be the first release of the next Joomla! major release series.

Main Features

The following are the primary features introduced to Joomla! 4.0.

  • New core UI based on Bootstrap 4
  • Use of more Joomla! Framework packages
  • Refactored event management system
  • Introduction of a service container for global dependency management/injection

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