Back in mid-October, the Joomla team announced that they would be slowly phasing out support for Joomla 1.0. The official "end-of-life" date was set for July 22, 2009.
Today we're taking another step on that path. We're planning for the day when Joomla 1.0 extensions will be phased out of the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).
- October 13th 2008: Joomla 1.0 end-of-life date was announced.
- March 31st 2009: No more Joomla 1.0 extensions will be accepted into the JED.
- June 30th 2009: Joomla 1.0 extensions currently in the JED will be unpublished.
- July 22nd 2009: Joomla 1.0 end-of-life.
Why Wait Six Months?
- The date is very close to the "end-of-life" date for Joomla 1.0 itself.
- We're aiming to give as much as advance warning as possible to Joomla users and developers. Hopefully half-a-year will allow you to make plans and adjustments.
Reasons for the Move
- Security. Older extensions are often built using older and potentially unsafe coding methods.
- Support. 1.0 has a large number of older and unsupported extensions.
- End-of-life. Joomla 1.0 won't be maintained after the July end-of-life date, so it is a logical step to also stop supporting 1.0 extensions.
- Focus. Allow Joomla developers to concentrate on developing for the current Joomla 1.5 version and also for 1.6.
- Must I upgrade to Joomla 1.5?
- Should I upgrade to Joomla 1.5?