Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:20
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This first CiviCRM release this summer 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 5.2.1 can be accessed here.


Complete list of 5.2.1 contributors (it's a huge team!) can be found here. Thanks to everyone involved!
This version includes:
  1. API changes
  2. New features
  3. Bug fixes



The focus for this month's release has been on bug fixes but there are a few improvements notably
  •  Core CiviCRM updates:

Support 'criteria' in url on batch merge form. A new criteria URL parameter for finding duplicate contacts allows you to specify API criteria to only search for duplicates among a subset of contacts. More details here.
Add Link To Edit Relationship Types. This change adds a settings button next to the Relationship Type field on the Edit Relationship screen which allows you to edit relationship types. More details here
Create API Action to rebuild Multilingual Schema. Find more details here
  • CiviContribute
Invoice Number and Invoice Reference are now both available in the bookkeeping transactions report. Before this change, only Invoice ID was shown as a column in bookkeeping report. Find more details here
  • CiviMail
Add in stats to AB tests and add in clickthrough and opened % stats to mailing reports. Find more details here


If you are installing CiviCRM 5.0 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions: users:: Prior to 4.7, CiviCRM forced to send out receipt emails regardless of configuration. From 4.7 onwards this will not happen and you should log into your interface and configure whether you want to send out receipts (in addition to those sent by CiviCRM).

Lybunt report users:: Some fields that were previously mandatory on Lybunt are now optional. On new reports they are on by default but you might need to check the fields you want are selected for existing reports.


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I am being petty here - but it ain't summer in some of the civi globe ;-)