At New Web Consulting we recommend the Joomla!® Content Management System (CMS) for building and managing most types of web sites.

Earlier this week the Joomla project reached an important milestone, with the release of Joomla 1.6 Beta1 for testing. From here on there will be rapid new beta releases until the final version is available for use on production (live) sites.

This is exciting times in the Joomla project and I am honored that I can be part of that community.

Clients who's web sites are built on Joomla 1.5.x do not have to worry about support for their web sites, since the 1.5 version will still be supported for 12 months after 1.6 is released.

The extension developers will now be starting to get their code compatible with 1.6 so we expect to start migrating web sites to 1.6 soon after it is available for general use.

We plan to keep you informed of any news relating to Joomla 1.6