24 October, 2007
By lobo
Filed under v1.9, CiviCRM
We are excited to announce that our 1.9 release is now available for download, AND to try out on our demo site. This release is focused on CiviMail - and unlike previous public demos, you can use the CiviMail menus and features. However, no actual mail will be sent from the site. You can view Release Highlights here. The Read more
10 October, 2007
By lobo
Filed under v1.9, CiviCRM
We are excited to announce that our 1.9 Beta release is now available for download, AND to try out on our demo site. This release is focused on CiviMail - and unlike previous public demos, you can use the CiviMail menus and features. However, no actual mail will be sent from the site. You can view Release Highlights here. The Read more
28 September, 2007
By lobo
Filed under v1.9
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

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27 September, 2007
Filed under v1.9, CiviCRM
It's been very exciting and rewarding to see the growth of the CiviCRM user and developer base over the past year. Some recent indicators of the growth and vibrancy of the community include:
  • Downloads - There have been over 40,000 downloads of CiviCRM from SourceForge since January of this year (averaging around 4,500 per month).
  • Forum - The community forum was launched in April and already was 800+ members (5,330 posts as of today)
  • Issue and Bug Reports - Karl Fogel’s excellent book “Producing Open Source Software” highlights the importance of community-reported bugs and issues as an indicator of the health of a project. The issue-tracker has over 400 registered users - and considerably more than half of the 250+ issues posted and resolved for 1.8 came from the community.
  • Beta Testing - Folks downloading and testing beta releases make a major contribution to the quality and...
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29 August, 2007
By shane
Filed under CiviMail, v1.9, CiviCRM
Hi CCRM Friends, My name is Shane Hill. Some of you may have read my name in a few places or on some lists. This post is meant to introduce me and give some background. I am with the organization The Urban Alliance For Sustainability. http://www.uas.coop and we use CiviCRM to manage our constituency and send email blasts. At first, I was just a volunteer with UAS as I believed in their mission (now my mission) and I wanted to lend my experience to what they were (are) doing. Then in time I inherited their web operations which eventually led to having to deal with CiviMail. :) When I say I had to deal with CiviMail, do not get me wrong. I love CiviMail and CCRM, it's just that CiviMail comes with a high technical bar to entry and at times I felt a bit like a pole-vaulter using a soda straw (bio-degradable plastic) to get over the bar. So I changed a few things about the CiviMail implementation that we had going and ended up with a very... Read more
29 August, 2007
By shot
Filed under CiviMail, v1.9
Thanks to UAS’s Shane Hill’s impressive recent CiviMail improvements (currently, among others, an order of magnitute speed-up in email generation…) and the forthcoming changes for DA, we decided to make a separate CiviCRM release consisting of CiviCRM 1.8 and the improved CiviMail. The release will be called CiviCRM 1.9 and is developed on the v1.9 branch in our Subversion repository. CiviCRM 1.9 will be strictly a CiviMail-improvement release, which means there will be no changes to core CiviCRM nor other CiviCRM components. Now, the poll. One of the improvements we want to roll in this release is that all of the CiviMail actions that the users can now undertake over SMTP, like subscribe, unsubscribe, or opt-out, can also work over HTTP. This means that instead of, for example, sending an email... Read more
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