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As planned back in April 2012, the JED will begin the transition of dropping support for Joomla 1.5 only extensions.

The 1.5 timeline

  • April 1, 2012: we no longer accepted 1.5 only submissions.
  • February 15, 2013: the 1.5 compatibility icon will be disabled for new submissions.
  • March 1, 2013: We will begin unpublishing listings that are marked as Joomla 1.5 only and remove the 1.5 icons. After a 1.5 only listing is unpublished developers will have 14 days to update the unpublished listing with a 2.5 and/or 3.0 version. Once updated a support ticket will need to be opened to get the listing republished.
  • March 15, 2013: all non-compatible listings will be purged from the system. Once a listing is purged, to get the extension listed again, it will need to be submitted as new.

Some current numbers

  • 4,425 listings are marked as Joomla 1.5 only
  • 6,518 listings are marked as Joomla 2.5 compatible
  • 1,994 listings are marked as Joomla 3.0 compatible

Where can I find 1.5 extensions after March?

There have been some requests of creating a repository for 1.5 listings. With our current workload and projects on the horizon we do not have the manpower to create a repository at this time.

We will pull an archive of the site prior to removing any 1.5 listings and make it available for anyone who would like to put a repository together.

Once our 3.0 migration project is complete we will revisit the possibility of creating a 1.5 listing repository.

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The Capital Committee Team of Open Source Matters is looking for additional candidates to join our existing team. We are looking to expand our current team to meet the increased goals and ambitions of Open Source Matters to financially support the Joomla! Project, Joomla! Events, and other Joomla community initiatives.
What is the Capital Committee?

What does the Capital Committee do?

The OSM Capital Committee Team is responsible for all sponsorship and fundraising activities for the Joomla! Project. The OSM Capital Committee Team builds strategies for encouraging growth in sponsorships, builds targets for each year’s sponsorship revenues, and provides regular reports to the Open Source Matters Board on the activities of the Capital Committee.

Responsibilities and Tasks include:

  • Management and Review of the Project’s Sponsorship Opportunities.
  • Creation and Completion of Sponsorship Contracts.
  • Recruitment and communications with new and potential sponsors.
  • Maintenance of existing sponsors.
  • Maintenance of a new sponsors website and tools.

 

Two new language features are added in Joomla! 3.0.3:

  1. Installation of language packs when installing the CMS
  2. Extension of items associations to remaining core components in multilanguage.

Installation of language packs when installing Joomla!

After implementing the installation of language packs through the Extension Manager since 2.5.7 ( See https://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1668-first-time-in-joomla-history.html ), Javier Gomez completed his GSOC project by coding this new functionnality.