This release marks an important milestone for the Project due to the upgrade of the PEAR library to the new BSD licensed version, which brings the codebase into full compliance with the GPL. In addition, this release contains an important upgrade to TinyMCE v 3..1.

The Production Working Group’s goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.



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Release Notes

Before upgrading, read the Release Notes and review the Post-Release Notes to see if there is important supplemental information or helpful hints discovered after the release. Also, do a backup your site before performing the upgrade.



  • Category List Layout sorts correctly (15541)
  • Category List Layout HTML error resolved (16595 )
  • Minimum User Level for Media Manager works correctly for Editors submitting Articles (16597)
  • Article Manager shows non-duplicated Page Titles with Page Breaks (16686)
  • Section Filter for Content Component correctly lists only Article Categories (16601)
  • Reverted escaping of miscellaneous information field in com_contact (17006)


  • No modules were fixed for this release.


  • to TinyMCE (12376)
  • Updated installer SQL to correspond with TinyMCE upgrade (17005)
  • Added missing language strings for TinyMCE after initial upgrade (16977)


  • No legacy issues were fixed in this release.


  • Beez Template fix for Contact Component Layout (14540)
  • Beez Template fix for Article Published Date in the Form Layout (15673)
  • Beez Template Newsflash Module now has correct Read More link (16607)
  • Beez Template and User Component print the correct Page Title on Login Page (16890)
  • System Template CSS correctly links to OpenID login-bg.gif file (14540)
  • JA Purity Template now has anchor tag ending for Category Title on Frontpage Layout (16896)
  • JA Purity Template shows Modified Date in Article Layout (15740)


  • Feed Module Tip wording changed to correctly state "time in minutes" (15740)
  • en-GB Language File Date Format displays correctly with Frontend Components using Calendar Date Selection (16779)
  • Missing language strings available for Beez Templates (16820)
  • Additional language strings added for Tiny MCE (16950)
  • Added mk-MK installer language pack (no tracker item)


  • CSS files save correctly when edited using Template Manager (16753)


  • Upgraded PEAR with a newer version that has BSD licensing (12746)
  • PHPMailer allows secure connections to Servers (12886)
  • File::upload() uses chmod 644 in FTP mode (16593)
  • Tooltips correctly encoded (16719)
  • Reverted detailed module caching fix (15727)


Statistics for the .12 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.12 contains:
    • 25 issues fixed in SVN
    • 14 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net decrease of 11 active issues:
    • 54 new reports
    • 74 closed
    • 25 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.12 release was packaged, the tracker had 146 active issues:
    • 59 open
    • 60 confirmed
    • 27 pending