The Joomla! Production Leadership Team is pleased to announce a new Release Leader for the Joomla! 3.5 release. Roberto Segura, the former Release Leader decided to step down due to family and work commitments, preventing him to dedicate time to the release.

As a result Roland Dalmulder has taken up the position of the “3.5 Release Leader” and will be assisted by George Wilson, both of the Production Leadership Team. Roland, as leader of the Joomla! Bug Squad, has great experience on working with Joomla! Contributors.

As a result of the change of release leaders there has been a change in the plans for the release. With the PLT policy of following semantic versioning ,we have decided that more frequent releases of Joomla should avoid large amounts of feature releases and therefore reduce the number of possible bugs. Therefore 3.5 will be shipping with 2 main new features - the work done by Hannes Papenberg on the new Routing system and the code already merged by Nic Dionysopoulos to give email notifications on Joomla Updates.

The PLT understands the importance however for all designers of improving the templating system - especially in terms of form fields for frontend editing. As a result we are still actively looking to implement this in the near future and are looking for volunteers to lead the team to accomplish this with JLayouts. If you are interested contact George Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Roberto for the work he has done already on both Joomla 3.5 and JLayouts and we hope that he will have the time to contribute to Joomla again in the future.

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