Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 05:58
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This latest CiviCRM 5.5 release is now ready to download. 


Big thanks to Andrew Hunt from AGH Strategies for putting up together release notes for this version. 
The release notes for 5.5 can be accessed here.


Complete list of 5.5 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here. Thanks to everyone involved!
This version includes:
  1. API changes
  2. New features
  3. Fixes to regression issues
  4. Fixes to bugs



  •  API v4 Extension

The Api v4 extension is now included in the CiviCRM download. It provides the latest version of CiviCRM's api for integration with extensions and other software; is is still under active development but considered complete enough to use. Because it is not yet used by CiviCRM core, it is disabled by default. If you install an extension which requires this api, it will be enabled automatically.
  •  Core CiviCRM updates:

Splited edit/view access on permissioned relationships. This change makes it so that permissioned relationships can be view only, before this change permissioned relationships were view AND edit. Now one can permission a relationship as view only or view and edit. This change also adds a title to the icon tags that specify if a user has view or edit permissions. More details here.
OptionGroup Admin UI workflow improvements. This change improves the Option Group Administration workflow by adding options to edit group settings, displaying a Reserved column on the option group settings, not allowing users to change the data type on reserved option groups, when a user edits an option group redirecting them to the option groups list instead of the default admin page. More details here
Established methodology to allow default values to be passed in on the url to entity form. More details here
  • CiviMail
Made 'Inbound E-mail' Activities Editable. Before this change no one had permission to edit activities of type "Inbound Email", this change adds two new permissions 'edit inbound email basic information' and 'edit inbound email basic information and content' users with these permissions can edit activities of type "Inbound Email". More details here
Created alterMailingRecipients hook. This change creates a hook to alter the mailing recipients after they have been constructed but before the mailing is sent. More details here
  • CiviMember
Support Custom Data for MembershipType entity. This change makes it so that one can view/edit custom data on the MembershipType form. More details here


If you are installing CiviCRM 5.5 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:
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