Jane Beyond and Friends is the regular "On the Lighter Side" illustration contributed by Yepr and in this issue it was drawn with April 1st in mind.
April's Joomla! Magazine has been edited by Cristina Solana and her editorial encourages readers to "Get Open". She writes:
Sure, sometimes, I sit back and wonder if we're all crazy, spending our time to create something and then giving it away or improving something without any return on our invested time, I'd guess we all ask ourselves at times, "why do I do this?". But the benefits are valuable: faster development, exponentially increased knowledge, an ability to learn from others who may have different areas of expertise that compliment yours, respect, recognition and even camaraderie.
and referring to the theme of "perspective" concludes that to share your perspective and gain some you should colaborate.
New in this issue is a monthly source update to give information about code releases. Joomla! 1.5.23 has been released this week and Joomla 1.5 is designated a long-term support release with support ending in April 2012. The release of Joomla! 1.6.2 is scheduled for April 7 and Joomla! 1.7 is due to be released in July 2011 and this will be a direct upgrade from Joomla! 1.6. Support for Joomla! 1.6 will end one month after the release of Joomla! 1.7 in August 2011.
For the rest of the contents, of this and previous issues, go to the Joomla! Community Magazine.