CiviCRM 5.66 Release

2023-10-05 06:00
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CiviCRM version 5.66.0 is now out and ready to download. This is a regular monthly release. Upgrade now for the most stable CiviCRM experience:

Users of the CiviCRM Extended Security Releases (ESR) do not need to upgrade. The current version of ESR is CiviCRM 5.63.x.

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What's new in CiviCRM 5.66

This month there have been many tiny interface changes, as well as the many improvements to Api4 and SearchKit.

  • Interface: Hide by default the Latitude and Longitude fields, users can enable display if needed (dev/core#2640: 27100), When creating new Smart Groups, display custom data fields (23312), Bump search_autocomplete_count default from 10 to 15 (27116),
  • FormBuilder: Improve non-logged-in users workflows (Work Towards dev/core#4232: 27041), Support multiple permissions in the GUI (27272), Allow submissions to be disabled and limited (27211), Add Note as an entity (27110), Enable creating event from a template (27058), Improve prefill entities (27615)
  • Reports: Add sort for country/state fields in reports (dev/core#4532: 27135), Membership Detail improvements (Work towards dev/core#4522: 27118 and 27249)
  • SearchKit: Improve handling of money currency (27202), Expose SQL functions provided by extensions (27197), In-place edit without refreshing results (27105), Use Contact.sort_name instead of display_name for searches and Autocompletes (27112)
  • Scheduled Reminders: New core extension for scheduled reminders using criteria from search-kit (dev/core#2644: 27081)
  • Email to Activity: The Activity Type, Activity Status and Campaign can now be configured (26905)
  • CiviCase: Be able to remove clients from a case from the manage case view (27200),
  • Tokens: Convert new lines to page breaks when rendering text tokens to html (27204 and 27203)
  • Api4: Add support for the Discount entity (27122)
  • Standalone: add error handler (26965), Standalone: Fix ACL help/links, tweak Users and Permissions menu (27119)
  • Developers: Add "phpstorm" extension (27168, 27175, 27178, 27179, 27239, and 27262)

Big thanks to Andie Hunt and Alice Frumin for putting up together release notes. If you are upgrading from a very old version of CiviCRM, see the version-specific upgrade tasks.

This release was developed by the following code authors:

AGH Strategies - Alice Frumin, Andie Hunt; ALL IN APPLI admin; Artful Robot - Rich Lott; cdhassell; Christian Wach; Circle Interactive - Pradeep Nayak; CiviCRM - Coleman Watts, Tim Otten; CiviDesk - Yashodha Chaku; - Sebastian Lisken; Coop SymbioTIC - Mathieu Lutfy; Dave D; Humanists UK - Andrew West; JMA Consulting - Seamus Lee; Just Hope - Phil Morice Brubaker; Lemniscus - Noah Miller; Megaphone Technology Consulting - Jon Goldberg; MJW Consulting - Matthew Wire; Progressive Technology Project - Jamie McClelland; Robert J. Lang; SebastianLisken; Squiffle Consulting - Aidan Saunders; Third Sector Design - Kurund Jalmi; Wikimedia Foundation - Damilare Adedoyin, Eileen McNaughton, Wenjun Fan; Wildsight - Lars Sander-Green

Most authors also reviewed code for this release; in addition, the following reviewers contributed their comments:

Agileware - Justin Freeman; Andy Clark; ASMAC (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers) - Jeff Kellem; Australian Greens - Andrew Cormick-Dockery, John Twyman; Francesc Bassas i Bullich; Freeform Solutions - Herb van den Dool; Guydn; JMA Consulting - Joe Murray, Monish Deb; Korlon - Stuart Gaston; Megaphone Technology Consulting - Brienne Kordis; Tadpole Collective - Kevin Cristiano; Third Sector Design - William Mortada; Tobias Voigt; yurg

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