Joomla! announced, as expected, that they would be participating in the San Francisco LinuxWorld 2006 next week. This will be the first time former members of the Mambo team will be in San Francisco LinuxWorld under the Joomla name. I can still recall seeing a picture of the Mambo team on stage in San Francisco accepting an award during the 2005 ceremony. Within weeks, many members of the team in the photograph would be announcing at OpenSourceMatters their departure from Mambo.
In their announcement, Joomla mentions that they'll be showing off Joomla! 1.5 Beta:
Lead developer Johan Janssens, who will be attending, said the forthcoming release marks a significant milestone...
"With 1.5 we are shifting gear from being a web application to a web application framework," he said. "The Joomla! 1.5 Framework has already attracted the attention of industry professionals including web application architects, governments and non-profit orgnisations right down to basic users."
We will of course be keeping an eye on Joomla! 1.5 as it matures through the betas into a full public release.
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