17 December, 2014
Filed under Release, Security Releases

The team is pleased to announce the fifth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. These release include a security fix and a number of other improvements.

The security issue only affects sites using the CiviCase component. Read the security announcement for details.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.5

The LTS team is concurrently releasing 4.4.11 with the security patch and several other bug fixes.

» Issues fixed in 4.4.11

Both 4.5.5 and 4.4.11 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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12 December, 2014
Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal, Release

Here at Skvare, we strive to make Drupal and CiviCRM work as one to accomplish goals in a way that is simple and intuitive. Continuing our work in Drupal/CiviCRM integrations, we’ve cooked something new up for you all. We would now like to take this opportunity to introduce Views in CiviCRM Dashlets.

What is Views in CiviCRM Dashlets?

Views in CiviCRM Dashlets is a Drupal module that allows one to create a dashlet containing a Drupal View. That is right, in addition to CiviCRM reports you can use the power of Drupal Views to create a customizable experience. This opens grand new opportunities to use our imagination and drive to strengthen the bond between Drupal and CiviCRM. A majority of the functionality of Views is currently at your fingertips, with further enhancements on the horizon.

How did we get to this point?...

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27 November, 2014
By Eileen
Filed under Release

Just a quick blog to let everyone know that barring any new security issues arising we expect 4.4.11 to go out on 17 Dec. At this stage the most notable fixes in it concern logging and processing IPNs for paypal express.

Should you wish to help with testing grab a copy from http://dist.civicrm.org/by-date/

(it will be in code freeze from 10 Dec)

From now on I will maintaing release schedule information on the WIKI - here http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/LTS+release+schedule

 

 

19 November, 2014
By Eileen
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

The team is excited to announce the fifth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.4

We are also releasing 4.4.10 today which is a 4.4 LTS release and contains a fix for a 4.4.9 regression - https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-15581 as well as some other minor fixes

» Issues fixed in 4.4.10

Both 4.5.4 and 4.4.10 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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05 November, 2014
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

The team is excited to announce the fourth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.3

We are also releasing 4.4.9 today which is the first full 4.4 LTS release and has a number of fixes as well as the security fixes.

» Issues fixed in 4.4.9

Both 4.5.3 and 4.4.9 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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03 November, 2014
By totten
Filed under Architecture, Release, Versions

In recent blog posts, we've expanded the long-term support effort to 4.4, discussed the release window (first and third Wednesday of each month), and experimented with release-candidates (RCs) for some point-releases (4.4.6, 4.4.7). This renaissance in release policy prompted a discussion of whether to continue doing RCs for all future releases. The RC concept is still controversial, but we reached a consensus on a similar concept -- nightly builds -- which achieves the original goals (and then some others).

Pre-release goals

The original goals of the RC experiments were two-fold:

  1. "To allow system-implementers to...
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28 October, 2014
Filed under v4.4, CiviCRM, Release

Every software project is faced with the challenge of balancing the need to innovate and introduce new features, with the interest of many users in minimizing their maintenance costs and avoiding the risks that inevitably come with software upgrades. One way to meet this challenge is to provide a Long-term Support (LTS) release with an extended release cycle.


For the past several years, a small and dedicated group of community members led by Eileen McNaughton (Fuzion NZ) and Nicolas Ganivet (Cividesk) has done most of the hard work and heavy lifting to maintain version 4.2 as a "community-supported" LTS release. This has worked well, but there have been some inefficiencies due to not having a centralized repository for the LTS version of the codebase.


Given the increasing importance of a reliable LTS for many members of the community, the LTS team approached the Core Team...

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17 October, 2014

You know what they say… there are only two certainties in life - death and taxes. Well, we’ve been working to teach Civi to help make the latter a bit easier. We’re very pleased to announce that Web Access and core team have collaborated to ensure that CiviCRM 4.6 will fully support Sales Tax ( VAT). As of the conclusion of the Edale London sprint we’ve merged this functionality into the master branch.

Not only will CiviCRM understand Sales Tax, it can actually allow users generate Sales Tax invoices right in the back office. This will eliminate the need to track invoices separately in your accounting software and manually upload transaction data.

Key Features

  • Fully supports percentage-based sales tax
  • Each line item can be subject to a different sales tax percentage
  • Sales Tax amounts are automatically applied to a Sales tax creditor account
  • Supported: Events, Contributions,...
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14 October, 2014
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

Here it is, the third stable release of the incredible CIviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.2

The LTS team is also putting out 4.4.8 today, which fixes for a regression in 4.4.7 which prevented deleted contacts from showing up in searches.

A word about release timing:

Our official release schedule is for the first and third Wednesdays of each month. But due to CiviCon craziness we put out 4.5.1 last Wednesday (an off week). So today's release gets us back on schedule with 4.5.2, and you can look forward to 4.5.3 on Wednesday the 5th.

Download Now, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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10 October, 2014
Filed under CiviHR, Release
 

We are excited to announce the release of CiviHR 1.4 stable - a version that is all about increased usefulness of existing modules based on feedback from our valued nonprofit partners. A very special thank you to Katherine Causton from UK Youth, Jane Doughty from Farm Africa, Aparna Patil and Archana Bagra from SNEHA, and Bhavini Goswami and Amit Shah from AKRSPI for some great suggestions! 

We also welcome Kathy Hill and Sandy Ellingson from Valley Rescue Mission, and Sari Becker from BCNDP into the family of early users of CiviHR, and look forward to working on their recommendations. 

CiviHR 1.4 is compatible with CiviCRM 4.5. Please make sure to upgrade your CiviCRM to latest version of 4.5 before upgrading CiviHR to 1.4.

Significant Improvements

1. HR Managers can now save and access job contract documents from the Job summary screen. 

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