Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night ...

Some time ago I wrote about the end of life for our Joomla 1.5 range of products and sadly that time has come.

I actually feel quite emotional about letting Joomla 1.5 go, but I think this is only natural given that we have worked so closely with this codebase for the majority of the Joomlabamboo lifetime.

Sure Joomla has moved on since Joomla 1.5 was released in 2008 - transformed, evolved and improved - but Joomla 1.5 really has been like an old friend. It wasn't perfect but we knew it's secrets and we could easily forgive it's shortcomings.

January is the start of a new era ...

So with that the January template release will feature a Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.0 only framework and a Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.0 template. This will hopefully free us up from a lot of the current restraints we face with the Joomla 1.5 + Joomla 2.5 workflow and help us to focus on what we really like to do - design and development.

What about Zentools?

Zentools will remain compatible with joomla 1.5 until Version 2 (due in the next few months) and after that we will continue to provide maintenance updates for that extension for as long as it needs it. It does mean though that after the release of version 2 there will be no new features added to the Zentools Joomla 1.5 version.

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