The Kunena team is pleased to announce Kunena 4.0 Release Candidate [K4.0.0rc] as a native Joomla extension for J! 2.5.28 and J! 3.4.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 3.0.8 and the various beta releases of K 3.0.0.
Kunena 4.0 is a project that has been over 2 years in the making.
This version is considered to be the final test before the release of K 4.0.0 stable. This version is considered to be stable enough to be used on live production websites in limited usage (primarily for testing) as long as minor issues are tolerated during the time before it becomes a final release. This version may contain features that were not present in earlier versions or may omit some features that were present in earlier versions; as a candidate for release as a stable version, K 4.0.0rc represents the final feature set that will be included in K 4.0.0 stable. The Kunena team recommends installation of K 3.0.0rc on test sites that are separated from production environments.
The purpose of releasing K 4.0.0rc is to obtain assurances about the product, to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through problems before the release of K 4.0 as a stable product. about the reliability and usability of software before producing the final stable version.
While every practical effort will be made to rememdy problems in this version, reporting defects does not mean that problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team looks forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.
Because of the substantial changes that this new version introduces (compared with K 3.0), the Kunena 4.0.0rc release notes are essential reading before installing K 4.0.0rc for the first time or if you are upgrading from an earlier version of Kunena.
Upgrading to K 4.0 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 4.0 will later be given in Kunena Features in the Wiki.
Find the full online README: Here.
K 4.0.0rc is available for download on the download page.