The Joomla! Team has released Joomla! 1.7.0 on July 19, 2011. It was security release. Many fixes and improvements over the 1.6 version were implemented. Release notes are available on joomla.org for deeply tech folks.
The most notable for EVERY Joomla! user is the fact that you can update your Joomla! from 1.6 to 1.7 with one click right from inside the Joomla! administrator.
Unfortunately one-click update is impossible for sites on Joomla! 1.5 because of giant changes that took place between 1.5 and 1.6. Anyway, the free jUpgrade script is available to make migration smooth and quick. It never was so easy to migrate to a new Joomla! version.
Also we are happy to let you know that Dennis Hermatski (JoomPlace Senior Developer) contributed Joomla! 1.7 trunk with fixing bugs and improving Joomla! performance by using advanced caching and fast code.
Dennis is a member of Joomla Bug Squad (JBS) supporting with testing and quality assurance when a new Joomla! version is developed. He is involved in Joomla! from 2005 when it was launched and contributes every Joomla! version all this time.
It turned to be Dennis birthday when Joomla! 1.7 was launched! JoomPlace Team had two occasions to celebrate on July 19, 2011. It inspired us to share it with you.
We are proud to have such enthusiastic and inspirational skillful Team members. Like us on FaceBook and have JoomPlace Team available to ask opinion!