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  • Joomla! 3.4 is Here

    Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta and Helvecio Da Silva

    The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.4.0 latest releases of the 3.x release series.

    What's in 3.4?

    The 3.4 release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google new reCaptcha and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents. Please note: Due to technical reasons we have had to disable the Install from Web Service. We are working to get it back online as soon as possible. To find extensions please use the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

    Thanks to the hard work of over 130 different volunteer contributors, over 700 bugs have also been resolved with the 3.4 release of the Joomla! CMS. See the list of fixed GitHub issues for details of the tracker items fixed.

    For known issues with the 3.4.0 release, see the Version 3.4.0 FAQ in the documentation site.

    The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Joomla! Developer Network.



  • Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate Released

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.

    Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.4 the fifth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.3 to 3.4 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the release candidate as it is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from pre-release packages.



  • Joomla! 3.4 Beta 3 Released

    Joomla! 3.4 is almost ready!

    We have revised the launch timeline slightly to ensure we can get everything up to the quality levels we all would like, and to ensure thorough testing on as many environments as possible.

    The schedule is now as follows:

    • 10 February – Beta 3
    • 17 February - Release Candidate (RC)
    • 24 February - 3.4 Release

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.

    Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.4 the fifth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.3 to 3.4 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.



  • Joomla! 3.4 Beta 2 Released

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.

    Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.4 the fifth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.3 to 3.4 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.



  • Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1 Released

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.

    Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.4 the fifth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.3 to 3.4 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.




Newsflash

School Year 2010/11

 

February 2011 mid-term break
Post-Primary schools will close from 21st to 25th February 2011 inclusive. Primary schools will close from 21st to 22nd February 2011 inclusive or 24th to 25th inclusive. (Primary schools may use 3 discretionary days to extend this break to an alternative option of a 5 day break).

 

Easter 2011
All schools will close on 15th April 2011 which will be the final day of the school term.  All schools will re-open on 3rd May 2011
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Religious Observance and standardisation 
The above arrangements are agreed without prejudice to closure on specific days, within the overall requirement of 167 days at post primary level and 183 days at primary level, dictated by religious observance that is required in schools under the patronage of different denominations or faiths. In the absence of an adequate number of discretionary days a school authority may choose to utilize a religious observance day for non-tuition purposes when planning the school year. 

Extent of flexibility

 It was not a requirement of this agreement that the commencement or end of the school year either at primary or post primary level should be standardised.  However while schools may use their discretionary days, where available, to determine the precise start and end of the school year, it is recognised the commencement of Certificate examinations will mean that post primary schools will not be open for tuition beyond the Friday preceding the June bank holiday in any year. The expectation is that in order to meet the overall requirement of a minimum of 167 at post primary level or 183 days at primary level the school year will normally commence in the week that 1st September falls.  The arrangements may provide some limited flexibility to schools on certain other days outside of the defined periods.  The scheduling of such days must not be used to extend or modify the periods set out above in respect of mid-term and Christmas and Easter breaks save where religious observance requirements of a school under a particular patronage make this necessary.