Joomla! 3.8 Release Candidate Now Available
- by Editorial Staff
- on Joomla News
The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla! 3.8 Release Candidate . Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.8 release.
Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.8 the ninth standard-term support release in this series.
Please note that going from 3.7 to 3.8 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the release candidate as this release is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from non-stable releases .
What is this release for?
This is a RELEASE CANDIDATE that should only be used on test sites. Release candidates cannot be upgraded.
Extension and template developers are encouraged to work with this release in order to prepare extensions for the stable release of Joomla! 3.8, though there shouldn't be any backward compatibility issues. Users are encouraged to test the package for issues and to report issues in the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker .
Please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the release candidate and do not start a new site on a release candidate as they are ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path.