Elgg 2.3.0 RC1 is released and is available for early testers. Elgg core team decided to make this pre-release due to a large number of new features that have been added to core, and we want to ensure that developers and site owners are given enough time to hunt down and eliminate any potential issues.
Please note that PHP 5.5 has reached end of life in July and in order to nudge site owners to stay secure, Elgg 2.3.0 will require PHP 5.6 for new installations. Existing sites may be able to continue using PHP 5.5, but we will not be able to ensure full backwards compatibility due to a number of our vendor libraries evolving towards higher PHP versions.
Elgg 2.3.0 comes with a number of exciting new features:
With this release we were able to considerably improve our static test coverage and will continue working towards standardizing most of the legacy APIs and making them more testable. The core team has discussed a possibility of making an Elgg 3.0 release in the first quarter of 2017: our current focus is a slick new user interface and improved performance coupled with a database schema overhaul.
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