I have one clear question:

Will updating from Joomla 3.4 to any future versions including 3.4.x to 3.5.x (((to 4.x.y and ANY future versions))) have ONE-CLICK UPGRADES?

Or 3.x.y to 4.x.y will still have hard instructions like updating from 2.5 to 3 ?

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Joomla as I understand are no longer doing the normal process like so:

  • 2.5 (Long Term)
  • 3.0 (Short Term)
  • 3.5 (Long Term)
  • 4.0 (Short Term)
  • 4.5 (Long Term)

Instead they will me using the Semantic Versioning process.

The Joomla Roadmap shows you the upcoming versions:

So from now on, it will be as follows:

  • Major updates (e.g 4.0) - Big API changes. A migration process will be required.
  • Minor updates (e.g 3.5, 3.6) - 1 click update
  • Patch updates (e.g 3.5.1, 3.5.2) - 1 click update

So basically every Joomla 3.x version will be a 1-click update, however, I would still suggest looking through the changelog provided for each minor release, just to be on the safe side.

  • Anything from 3.x to any other 3.x version will indeed be a 1 click updated as @Lodder says. 3.x to 4.x technically will also be a one click upgrade. BUT that assumes that all your templates and extensions and 3.x and 4.x compatible (which given it might involve complex API changes is NOT guaranteed in any way. That was the same as the 2.5 to 3.x if you remember) Jul 8, 2015 at 18:17

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