August 14th, 2017
Over the last year, a lot of effort has gone into building the next generation of Joomla in working on the Joomla! 4.0 and Joomla! Framework 2.0 releases. In addition to introducing several new features, including a fully rebuilt Media Manager, an enhanced event dispatching system, and new security features such as support for prepared SQL statements, we have also been doing some routine maintenance and paying off some of our project's technical debt by retiring deprecated code and raising the minimum supported software stack. In an update from last year's manifesto, today we would like to announce that the next major Joomla releases will require PHP 7.