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Joomla 3.0 releasedThe eagerly awaited version 3.0 of Joomla is now released. It has many new features that will excite developers: for the first time Joomla has support for mobile devices built-in. Also there is a big step forward in its javascript framework: Joomla 3.0 has includes the popular JQuery javascript library as well as Mootools.

This release is aimed primarily at developers rather than for production sites, because its planned lifetime is just six months. If you are building a site for a client you would likely do better to use Joomla 2.5 for now, and wait for the release of Joomla 3.5, which will be the stable long term release, and which is due in another year's time. However if you are interested in the future of Joomla then this is it.

How will this affect our extensions?

We plan to support Joomla 3.0 with all our extensions that currenty support Joomla 2.5.

For extensions that have been written natively for Joomla 2.5 these may well work in Joomla 3.0 without modification. Our extensions that were originally written for Joomla 1.5 may require some slight modification to make them compatible. In the coming weeks we will be testing these and making Joomla 3.0 compatible versions available.