The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of the fourth Joomla 3.9 Beta release. Community members and extension developers are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.9 release.
Joomla 3 is the latest major version of the Joomla CMS, with 3.9 being the tenth minor release in this series.
Please note that going from 3.8 to 3.9 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as this beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from beta.
What’s new in Joomla 3.9?
Joomla 3.9 main purpose is to introduce a Privacy Tool Suite into Joomla CMS to facilitate the compliance of your sites and to make developers’ life easier to get their extensions compliant with laws and regulations such as GDPR.
To make your life easier, we are pleased to inform you that you can also test Joomla 3.9 Beta 4 directly at launch.joomla.org