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Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. 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 5.2.0 B1 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 5.1 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.

Important Changes at www.kunena.org

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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #1 by sozzled
The Kunena team wishes to advise all members of the community about several important changes that are soon to take place with the website that you now see at www.kunena.org .

This website has undergone many changes in the 4 years since it was first launched. As the Kunena project continues to grow, further changes are needed to reflect this growth. Therefore, the new website will also implement a few new ideas to ensure the project's continuity. We want to assure all members of our intention that we will continue to serve the community as we always have but there will be also be exciting news about how we intend to enhance those services even further.

While we're certain that you will welcome many of these changes, we are also saying good-bye to a few "old faithfuls". Among those features that will disappear in the new website will be JomSocial, the Kunena Extension Directory and the "Vote for new features" feature. Another thing that will disappear will be the integrated private messaging system.

The new Kunena website will rely primarily on a standard build of Joomla and Kunena. We need to keep things as simple as possible and future-proof the website so that, when the need arises to migrate to future versions of Joomla, we will not be hamstrung by "legacy issues" in order to ensure that the site is easier to maintain as future versions of Joomla arise.

The task ahead — to redevelop the website for J! 2.5 — affords us the opportunity to refocus our attention on our current and future business. Although the primary goal of Kunena as open-source, community-driven software — that is available free-for-use — will remain, we're putting into action alternative methods to derive income that will sustain the project into the future. These opportunities will present new challenges for all of us in terms of how people perceive the way we've assisted them to utilise a web-based discussion forum component in their websites. These challenges may be difficult for all of us to accept and how we're going to handle the difficulties that often come when change occurs.

Our policy has always been, we believe, about transparency and that's the one constant that we're sure will remain unchanged.
Last edit: 8 years 1 month ago by sozzled.

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