By now you've probably heard the news: Joomla! 3.0 is now available for download. That's exciting news because of the massive upgrades that are now implemented in this release.
It would be impossible to list everyone involved with this version as well as highlight the many new features available. I'd recommend checking out http://joomla.org/3/ for a better listing of what's included and who has helped in making this release possible. You'll be amazed at the volume of talent and effort distributed to this release. It's truly incredible to see the community involvement and support for this content management system.
What does Joomla! 3.0 mean for our CRM extension? Good things. CRMery has been written based on the Joomla! platform and we've worked extremely hard to maintain compatibility with the underlying framework so when CMS versions are released we are able to release a compatible version very quickly. In fact, we released a Joomla! 3.0 compatible version of CRMery on the day of the release. We are very strong advocates for extension developers to release updated extensions for the new versions as quickly as possible and wanted to be sure that our actions speak even louder than our words. We want to lead by example. And we're serious about code.
We also acknowledge that not every site is ready for Joomla! 3.0. It is a Short Term Supported release meaning that many stable existing sites are better served to wait until 3.5 is released before upgrading. Because of our strong core code and our understanding of the unique requirements that each site may need we offer a streamlined installer that will detect your Joomla! version and install the correct CRMery version seamlessly for you. No separate packages to download and install. We do all the heavy lifting for you.
We are continually improving our system and making sure that our CRM is the best it can be for your environment. That means we are always fixing bugs, releasing new features and upgrading our extension to work in each new version as it's released. So, regardless of whether you are using Joomla! 2.5 or starting out on a new site and implementing the latest and greatest in Joomla! code with 3.0 you can rest comfortable knowing that your CRM software is ready and waiting.