You can download here: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_package_id=6393
NOTE: Your host needs to use PHP 5.3.1 or higher to run this version of Joomla!
Stated in our previous blog on Joomla 3.0, if you are using Joomla! 2.5, it is suggested that you should not upgrade to Joomla! 3.0 (a standard-term-support) and wait for Joomla! 3.5 (long-term-support) to upgrade. However, if you are using Joomla! 1.5 then it is necessary for you to upgrade to 2.5 version so that you can switch to Joomla! 3.0 or 3.5 version later.
Joomla! 3.0 Alpha is just the 1st phase of the whole progress to release complete Joomla! 3.0. Installing and testing this version, developers can have chance to adjust and change their code in their extensions to make them compatible with Joomla! 3.0.
Planned dates to release:
- 23/7/2012: Joomla! 3.0 Alpha 2 release
- Mid-August: Feature freeze to prepare for beta release
- Late-August: Joomla 3.0 beta 1 to be released
- 24/9/2012: Joomla! 3.0 release
- 3/2013: Joomla! 3.1
- 9/2013: Joomla! 3.5