Finally after lots of delays and efforts, the popular open-source CMS Joomla 1.5 has been released. Joomla is one of the more popular CMS (Content Management Systems) on the web and is widely used to author a lot of websites. This release is a major change to v1 of Joomla and there are a lot of improvements in the areas of extensibility, usability and internationalization.
Joomla recently completed some bug quashing meets where developers would meet, get free pizza and in return would help find bugs. Quite a lot of bugs were found due to these meets and the result is that Joomla 1.5 final has lesser bugs.
Joomla 1.5 has a lot of changes to the code and upgrading from v1 is quite a lot of problems. You can follow this guide here, and migrate from 1 to 1.5. The guys at Joomla have also included an Overview of Joomla 1.5 for the guys who want an introduction to the features in the product. Joomla 1.5 is a very advanced CMS and has lot of configurations that can be done. Help is available at the Joomla community and there are some nice tutorials on the Joomla site to help you with the configuration. The press release is here and have fun using the new Joomla...
Note: Sorry guys for not posting in the last week. My health wasn't keeping well... I am back on track and will be posting regularly now!