Well, at long last. Joomla 1.6 is shipping
. There's a lot to like in the new version: more flexible user groups, categories, better organization of the administrator side, etc. There's still a few minor bugs in this release, so probably 1.6.1 or 1.6.2 will be much more stable. It's now time for the third-party developers to step up to the plate and update their extensions for 1.6. Of the 6,600+ Joomla extensions, only about 100 currently advertise that they're 1.6 ready. The good news is that some of the major components, like Community Builder are ready. We'll keep you posted on progress, but this is great news, as it'll extend the life and functionality of your website for years to come.