The attached chart came out of a discussion between Kasia Wakarecy, Lola Slade and myself (Lynna Landstreet), at Freeform Solutions, about some issues we'd encountered when trying to to do major version upgrades of CiviCRM and Drupal on a client's site at the same time. Since we're likely to have a number of other combined upgrades like that to do in the future, we wanted to iron out the best process for doing them as smoothly as possible.
Do you modify template files for your site? If so, you ought to know the tedious process of updating all the overridden template files every time you upgrade. (If you don't know that pain, either you've never upgraded or you should quit reading and go check your customized files.)
Just created a quick ERD for CiviCase, and shared it on this page http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC42/CiviCRM+ERD+3.3.
It is version 3.3, so not the latest and greatest. But I am sure I will have to check the same ERD for version 4 at a near point in the future and update the ERD too. And I do not think there are major differences in the data model......
I have also attached the ERD to this blog post.
We're at the book and documentation sprint out at the very lovely Woolman Centre near Nevada city in California. A sub group of us have taken on the mighty task of analysing how the wiki content sits with the book content. We're focusing on the User and Administrator guide at the moment, which is online at http://book.civicrm.org/user/.
We're wrapping up the London code sprint today. We've done a decent amount of book review, which will stand us in good stead when we get to Woolman and we've also made some minor improvements to the books at book.civicrm.org.
Books now have a 'breadcrumb' which show you what section you are reading and they also have proper titles, which should make them more visible when people are googling for help.
It would be great to hear other ideas for improving the publication process.
We're doing a fair amount of work on the book review at the London sprint. It would be cool to have others involved (remotely or in person). If you want to help out then
- come along to CAN Mezzanine (let us know if you are coming) or
- jump on IRC and say hello (during London friendly hours) or
- subscribe to the book list and send us an email.
The best places to start and orient yourself are:
If you have a look back over the documentation (previously book sprint) blog tag, you'll see that over the past few months we have been making slow and steady improvements to our documentation. We've moved the books over to CiviCRM.org and clarified the relationship between the book and the wiki. It has been pretty fun so far, but there is still lots to do, one of w
There are various CiviCRM events coming up in London this February, indeed there is 'something for everyone' regardless of your level of experience and familiarity with CiviCRM. If you can't make it over to the US this April, you should definitley consider participating in one or more of these events...
For the past couple of years (since May 2009) we've used Flossmanuals to write our CiviCRM books. In August this year, our old faithful Comprehensive guide to CiviCRM became two: The CiviCRM user and administrator guide and The CiviCRM developer guide. The user and administrator guide is now in its fourth version and we're currently writing new training guides for administrators and developers. We are also experimenting with sector specific introductions and it feels like we are headed towards a pretty comprehensive set of documentation for CiviCRM.