Joomla! Series, and Versions: what's the difference?
Hopefully, this short article will help clarify matters.
A Joomla! Series (example: Joomla! 3) commences with the release of a Major version of the Joomla! CMS.
How often are new Series scheduled?
It used to be every two years or so but not any more.
The next Series will be Joomla! 4.
Following the launch of the Joomla! 4 series, the Joomla! Project will continue to support the Joomla! 3 series for a period of two years following t he release date of the last Joomla! 3 minor release.
Joomla! Series and Versions Explained
Here is a link to a great presentation by Sander Potjer (developer of the ACL Manager 3rd party extension) which nicely illustrates the Joomla! Development Cycle.
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