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Joomla! 3.0 - Getting Started with Joomla! page
Hi Topazgb, thanks for contributing to the wiki page, Getting Started with Joomla!.
I have undone your edit twice on the part where you call Joomla! 3.0 an LTS version. Joomla! 3.0 is not an LTS version and support will end for 3.0 shortly, about April 25, 2013. Please refer to, the Joomla! Release and support cycle.
There is too much confusion already about what is and what will be supported and for how long. 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 are all STS versions with a rough 7 months of support. The 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 versions will be working towards the 3.5 version which will be an LTS (Long Term Support) version. 3.5 is estimated to be released end of March, 2014. Thanks! -- Tom Hutchison (talk) 23:50, 10 March 2013 (CDT)
3.0, 3.1, 3.2 are Short Term Releases that have Long Term Support "support for 3.x ends in 2016." http://www.joomla.org/download.html 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 are all 3.x and therefore as support for them ends in 3 years time they are by definition LTS.
- No, this is incorrect. 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 releases will cease to be developed any further upon the release of the next STS version. The extra month is security only updates. From this point on, documentation will cease for all STS's upon the release of the next STS, for example, 3.0 documentation will become 3.1 documentation. The project will not continue to document versions of an STS once it has hit end of life. This has been an issue of great confusion because it gives those who install an STS version a sense they are up-to-date when in fact they are not once the next STS version is released. Take care --- Tom Hutchison (talk) 08:08, 11 March 2013 (CDT)
- PS, I see where you are getting your information from, I'll let Nick know the page needs to be clearer, in reference to 3.x. Tom Hutchison (talk) 08:12, 11 March 2013 (CDT)
Documentation for 3.0 releases may well 'cease to be developed any further' but they will still be LTS by virtue of the fact of the one click upgrades. As stated in the other wiki page
"The 3.x series will have over 4 years of support as well. 3.0 to 3.1 to 3.5 will be one-click upgrades" http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_3.0_FAQ
The terms Short Term Release and Long Term Support are not mutually exclusive. 3.0 is a Short Term Release which has Long Term Support.