The Joomla Project announced the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.0. Version 2.5.0 is the next update from version 1.7.4 (Note that we have skipped from version 1.7.x to 2.5.x.)...
38 Percent Year-Over-Year Download Increase Driven by Large Developer Community Support
NEW YORK, NY, Dec 06, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Joomla, one of the world's most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to Intranets, today announced that downloads have risen 38 percent from December 2010 to December 2011. To date, Joomla has been downloaded more than 27 million times*, making it one of the most downloaded content management systems in the world....
With Tuesday's release of version 1.7, Joomla has been redesigned to support jobs beyond its typical duties of Web content management (WCM). Administrators and developers can now use Joomla's underlying platform as the basis for other types of Web applications as well.