The phpMyFAQ Team is pleased to announce the first development release of the next major version of phpMyFAQ, phpMyFAQ 2.8.0-alpha, the “Gioachino Rossini” release. This development version adds a new and improved frontend and backend user interface based on Twitter Bootstrap, an improved advanced search in subcategories, the possibility to close and delete open questions and we included an user control panel. We dropped support for IBM DB2, Interbase/Firebird and Sybase databases. We improved usability of administration backend, the setup and update, the security with salted passwords and we eased the CSS development with using LESS. We updated the bundled jQuery to version 1.7.1, the bundled Modernizr library to version 2.5.2 and we added Twitter Bootstrap 2.0.1. This release is more a snapshot with some new features and many unfinished stuff. So please don’t use this version in production systems, but test this version and please report bugs!