We are going to take a first look at Joomla 3.2 and see the new features that have been added. Joomla 3.2 will be the last feature release before the long term Joomla 3.5 in March 2014. Planned new features in Joomla 3.2 that we will be taking a look at include version control for articles, a built in "app" store, template manager improvements, Rapid Application Development Framework (Akeeba FOF), Ajax interface, and two factor authentication.
• A serious security concern is the current
encryption used by Joomla passwords by
default i.e. Salted MD5. While once an
advanced method, it is no longer considered a
strong solution. Currently BCrypt is considered
the best available solution.
RAD (aka FoF)
• FOF = Framework on Framework
• Rapid application development framework
• Not standalone – it extends Joomla
• Write less code, do more
• Same code that powers Akeeba products
• If you only have one language installed,
you wont see language drop down on
• Drop down moved and now tab accessible
• An easier way for developers to provide
Ajax support where it doesn't already exist.
After reviewing the current proposed code for
3.2 and the feedback from the community, the
PLT has agreed that this proposal is not ready for
inclusion in the CMS. There is no debate about
desiring an app store in the CMS and it is
something we would like to see happen down
the road, but we don't feel that day is today.
Excerpt from email sent by Michael Babker 23/09/2013
To Joomla CMS Mailing List
• Actually, a compromise was reached on the
App Store feature and that will be shared in
the coming days. It won't be in the core distro,
but we (PLT and the team working on it) came
up with a solution that should work for
Michael Babker comment on Joomla Beat last week