Released on: Wednesday, 07 February 2018 14:37
Not a beta. This is the same thing as the 5.0.0.b1 version but it's no longer called a beta. We realize that when y'all see a "beta" label you expect a half-baked, bug-ridden, hot mess of a release. Over here we call that a "work in progress branch" and we do not publish it, ever. Not even as a dev release. At the bare minimum we do an internal testing of 4 weeks before release, including running the new version of our software on our live sites for two weeks. That's what we call a “beta”. A stable includes another two weeks of public testing or, in case we're fixing a specific bug, two successful tests by two unrelated people on two different hosts. In the light of your expectations we are republishing our beta, plus a couple of minor bug fixes, as a stable to better reflect the published code quality.
New interface. We have rewritten the interface to our software using our brand new Akeeba Front-End Framework, a CSS framework specially designed for our software. Please report any issues you find on supported browsers (IE11+, latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Safari).
Preliminary Joomla! 4 support. We have made our software compatible with Joomla! 4.0.0 Alpha 2.
PHP 7.2 support. Our software is tested on PHP 7.2 and marked as compatible with it.
Bug fixes. We have addressed known issues, mostly low priority ones. Please consult the CHANGELOG.
We only support Joomla! 3.4 or later, including 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8. We strongly advise you to run the latest available version of Joomla! for security reasons. Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites.
This version of our software has preliminary support for Joomla! 4 (only tested with Joomla! 4.0.0 Alpha 2), released in November 2017. Please note that Joomla! 4 is still in its early development stages. As a result we cannot guarantee that our software will work problem-free on future testing or stable versions of Joomla! 4. Please bear in mind that just like Joomla 4 itself, our support for it is currently work in progress.
HEADS UP! The next version family, Admin Tools 5.1, will no longer support Joomla! 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6.
Support for PHP 5.3 has been discontinued. PHP 5.3 has been end of life since August 2014 and widely considered a security risk, unfit for production sites. Our software requries PHP 5.4 or later and is compatible with PHP 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2. We strongly recommend using PHP 5.6 or 7.1.
We'd like to remind you that Joomla! 3.4 does NOT support PHP 7. PHP 7 is only supported by Joomla! 3.5.0 and later versions. Akeeba Backup will work perfectly fine (and very fast!) on a Joomla! 3.5 or later site running on PHP 7.0.
HEADS UP! The next version family, Admin Tools 5.1, will no longer support PHP 5.4 and 5.5.