Introduction:

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the second public beta release of Kunena 6.0, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 4.x. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 6.0.0 B2 is stable and we are aware that people will discover 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 6.0 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.

Kunena 6.0 has been designed to work on Joomla! 4.0, the requirements are the followings :
  • Php 7.3.5 (updated to Php 7.3.5 in Beta2 instead of Php 7.2.5 in Beta1, Php 7.2.x serie is in EOL)
  • MySQL 5.6.0
  • Bootstrap 5.x

The work done in Kunena 6.0 is mostly to update the code base:

  • Convert all the queries to use Joomla! Database which allow them to be agnostic, it remains couple of queries which need to be converted
  • The directory structure of the component follow Joomla! 4.0 way
  • Convert all the files in frontend and backend to be namespaced
  • Remove most of the deprecated code
  • A new template is present nammed Aurelia which works on Bootstrap 5

New features:

Support of Joomla! email templates

Private messages has been integrated (need to be intregated with CKeditor)

The changes done since the release of the beta 1 are mostly bug fixes.

Download:

Download K6.0.0 Beta2 here: https://github.com/Kunena/Kunena-Forum/releases/tag/6.0-Beta2

Donations

Any donations are needed for future support.

Log in to comment

xillibit's Avatar
xillibit replied the topic: #1 5 months 2 weeks ago

Hello Kunena,
I have installed Kunena 6.0.0-BETA4-GIT at my own risk. Where on this forum can I leave feedback about my experiences using it? Just so to help further development!
 
Hello,

Please try with the beta6 which is the last pre-release of Kunena 6.0 : www.kunena.org/forum/76-Official-Announc...eased-for-joomla-4-0
Leen's Avatar
Leen replied the topic: #2 5 months 2 weeks ago
for any questions or problems post here
Maszek's Avatar
Maszek replied the topic: #3 5 months 2 weeks ago
Hello Kunena,
I have installed Kunena 6.0.0-BETA4-GIT at my own risk. Where on this forum can I leave feedback about my experiences using it? Just so to help further development!
sbeaver replied the topic: #4 9 months 2 weeks ago
Installing the most recent nightly build was much more successful. :)  It looks like I need to now assign the layout positions used by the default Cassiopeia template. Thanks for the help.
xillibit's Avatar
xillibit replied the topic: #5 9 months 3 weeks ago
Hello,

It seems that it's missing the column sampleData on your table #__kunena_version, you can try with the next nightly when it will available on the bottom of this page : www.kunena.org/download

At your own risk, delete the table #__kunena_version and import it from a clean install of Kunena 6.0