If you've been waiting to give Backdrop CMS a try, today is the day. Backdrop 1.2.0 was just released with all the killer features you've been waiting for.
The first minor release version delivered on May 15, 2015 and it's full of great features!
It's been 4 months since our the 1.0 release. According to our Roadmap, that means it is time for our first minor version: 1.1.0!
Introducing Backdrop CMS, a fork of Drupal.
Backdrop is intended to be a platform for developers and users of Drupal who might be thinking about adopting other platforms after evaluting Drupal 8. The goal of the Backdrop project is to provide shiny new features built on an iteration of the existing Drupal 7 APIs: before Symfony, PSR-0, and the "Drupal Kernel" were introduced.