After a beta and release candidate testing phase (a big thank you to all testers!), JCE 2.3.0 "Stable" has been released.
This release marks the end of the 2.2.x stream and the beginning of official support for Joomla! 3.0. JCE 2.3.0 is now available for Joomla! 1.5, 2.5 and 3.0 as a single installation package.
Some of the new stuff has already been mentioned in a previous beta release announcement, but to reiterate :
Administration UI changes
The JCE Administration has been refined a little bit, mostly to make it easier to support 3 Joomla! versions - eg: system modal dialogs are now used instead of custom dialogs, custom table styles removed - but a few small changes, such as replacing Yes/No select lists with radio lists make setting some parameters easier (especially when using fingers on a tablet!)
Drag & Drop Profile Ordering
Like content items in the Joomla! 3.0 Article Manager, JCE Editor Profiles can now be re-ordered by dragging and dropping them into their new position. This works on mobile devices too! You can still re-order by using the Order Up and Order Down buttons or by entering in the new order values as before.
Assign Profiles to Devices
A new "Device" option has been added to the Profiles Setup tab which allows you to specify the device - Desktop, Tablet, Phone - the profile is to be used on.
"Mobile" Toolbar Theme
An experimental "Mobile" Toolbar Theme has been added with bigger buttons. Of course this theme can be used on any device. This theme will be improved and refined as more tests are done on mobile devices.
In addition a sample "Mobile" profile has been included as an example of how one could use the Device assignment and Mobile toolbar theme.
All JCE language strings are now loaded via INI files, reducing the number of files loaded by the editor on startup and simplifying translation. We are in the process of setting up an official Transifex project for JCE (thanks to jonnydement).
What's not included?
We had previously mentioned converting all JCE Add-ons to Joomla! plugins, installed with the Joomla! Installer.
Initial work on this quickly produced a number of backwards compatibility issues that would have made the upgrade to JCE 2.3.0 difficult for many users, and the lack of some required features in Joomla! 1.5 would have still required JCE Add-ons to be installed with the JCE Installer.
This conversion has therefore been moved to JCE 3.0, where support for Joomla! 1.5 will be dropped.
A full changelog (from JCE 2.2.x) is available here
Installation and Updating
Instructions for installing JCE 2.3.0 are available here
JCE can also be updated from previous versions using the JCE Updater in Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5 or using the Joomla! Update Manager in Joomla! 2.5 and 3.0
Clear your browser cache after updating from a previous JCE installation
JCE 2.3.0 can be download from here