We would like to tell you know that the Release Candidate of Joomla 1.5 is out .. you can read the official Joomla announcement for more.
Joomla 1.5 RC1 can be downloaded from hereJoomla! 1.5 RC1 released at JoomlaDay Austinlead developer Louis Landry announced Joomla's release candidate of Joomla! 1.5 today. The much-anticipated announcement of Joomla's amazing new framework was met with with enthusiastic applause. Meanwhile, almost simultaneously, Wilco Jansens delivered the good news to a group of Joomla! fans in Germany.
The RC1 is a significant change from the earlier released Beta 2, as its much more stable and also it can be used on live sites, which can be easily upgraded to the Final Stable release when its out.
If you have any questions about it feel free to pop them over here, or if you have found any bugs please report them over at the Q&T Forum so that they can be looked at by the Q&T or the Dev teams.
Also we are delighted to inform that Hindi (Devanagari) and Bengali (India) installation files are both included in the RC1 (i.e. you can install Joomla 1.5 RC1 in any of these languages), and we are currently working on the full frontend and backend translation of Joomla 1.5.
If anyone wants to help out making translations for their own language (installation, frontend, backend) for Joomla 1.5 please let us know (Vish or me) and we will be in touch with you.