Important Update: Kunena 3.0.0. beta 3
The Kunena team has released K 3.0.0b3 for Joomla 2.5, Joomla 3.0 and Joomla 3.l. This is the third public beta release for Kunena 3.0. Please read the K 3.0.0b3 release notes for important details about this release.
Important Update: Kunena 3.0.0. beta 2
The Kunena team has released K 3.0.0b2 for Joomla 2.5, Joomla 3.0 and Joomla 3.l. This is the second public beta release for Kunena 3.0. Please read the K 3.0.0b2 release notes for important details about this release.
The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 3.0, a native Joomla extension for J! 2.5 and J! 3.0. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.
Kunena 3.0 is a project that has been over eight months in the making. Among other things, the main design objectives for Kunena 3.0 were to remove many lingering legacy issues (caused by the requirement in older versions to maintain J! 1.5 websites) as well as to keep pace with current and emerging Joomla trends.
The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 3.0.0 B1 is not yet stable and we are aware that people will discover software defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 3.0 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.
Key elements of K 3.0 are:
- Major rewrite of the K 2.0 codebase:
- Added support for J! 3.x
- Removal of old J! 1.x code
- Improved installation/upgrade procedure
- New Bootstrap-driven backend for J! 2.5 and J! 3.x
Because of the substantial changes that this new version introduce, the Kunena 3.0.0 Beta 1 release notes are essential reading before installing K 3.0.0 B1 for the first time or if you are upgrading from an earlier version of Kunena.
Upgrading to K 3.0 involves changes that may affect Kunena's interoperability with other extensions installed on your site. At this stage the team is not treating interoperability with other Joomla extensions as the topmost priority. The main priority at this time is about installation/upgrade and operability as a standalone Joomla component.
A brief overview of some of the differences between K 3.0 and K 2.0 is given in Kunena Features in the Wiki.
Find the full online README: Here.
K 3.0.0 B1 is available for download on the download page.