We are excited to announce that our 1.9 Alpha release is now available for download here
You can also try it out on our sandbox site here
This release is focused on CiviMail - and unlike previous public demos and sandboxes, you can use the CiviMail menus and features on the public sandbox. However, no actual mail will be sent from the site.
You can view Release Highlights here
The resolved issues list sports the implementation details and lists fixed bugs:
We've setup a public sandbox
with CiviMail enabled. The sandbox is a great way to "try out" the new features while helping us test the release. We will update this over time as we fix the remaining open and new issues
You can download the release here
. Select from the civicrm-latest section. The filenames include the 1.9 Alpha label: civicrm-1.9.alpha…. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal or Joomla). As announced previously, 1.9 and all subsequent versions of CiviCRM require PHP 5. PHP 4 is no longer supported.
If you are installing CiviCRM 1.9 Alpha from scratch, you can use the manual installation instructions linked below (these are for CiviCRM 1.8, but shouldn't change): Drupal
Upgrading from 1.8
If you are upgrading an existing 1.8 site (working with a copy of the site, of course), we have provided a database upgrade script. Instructions for upgrading are here (again, these are for CiviCRM 1.7-to-1.8 upgrade). The 1.8-to-1.9 upgrade script is named civicrm_upgradedb_v1.8_v1.9_41.mysql: Drupal
Reporting Issues and Bugs
We look forward to getting your feedback on the release in the coming days. Bugs should be reported via our issue tracking system. Please select 1.9 in the 'Affects Version' dropdown. You will need to
register as a user – this ensures that we can follow-up with you on your bug reports if necessary. Please ensure that the bug you've found is not reported already; also, there still are some issues open against CiviCRM 1.9