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CiviCRM Mumbai Meetup: Day Two

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2008-01-22 06:25
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The results of the first day of our Mumbai meetup were quite impressive. We successfully knocked out around 7-8 issues.

Day two started out with high energy levels. We divided the day into three sessions.

In the morning session, Piotr introduced us to the world of internationalization and some of the do-s and don’t-s about using ts() (the translation function). He also gave us a demo on using the Pootle-based translation server.

CiviCRM Mumbai Meetup: Day One

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2008-01-21 09:01
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Most of the CiviCRM team is currently in Mumbai, India where we are having our first world wide developer meeting. :) We are missing Dave Greenberg who unfortunately had to cut short his trip to India. :( But he is present via the wiki, blog and issue queue prodding us along. :)

2.0 Release is in Code Freeze and a Public Sandbox is Available

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2008-01-12 07:42
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We hit our target date for code freeze and the team has been working through our regression testing cycle. We are re-testing all resolved issues from the 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9 queues to verify that no fixes / improvements got lost in the refactoring for 2.0. We've put up a PUBLIC SANDBOX running the latest 2.0 codebase. At this point it would be super useful if folks who have existing CiviCRM installs get on the sandbox and try running the commonly used features and function as they would do them on their own site. This should really help accelerate the process of flushing out edge case problems, etc. Login info and info about posting issues from 2.0 sandbox testing can be found on the sandbox home page. There are currently 11 open issues in the 2.0 queue - which we hope to get this down to below 5 by next week. The anticipated release milestones and dates are:
  • Alpha release: 01/21/2008 (downloadable tarball and possibly an upgrade script for 1.9 -> 2.0 included)
  • Beta release: 02/11/2008
  • Final release: 02/25/2008
If you're looking forward to features in the 2.0 release - the best thing you can do is help move the Quality Assurance process forward by testing stuff on the sandbox!

Extending the Version Check Mechanism in CiviCRM 2.0

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2007-12-27 05:05
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For several versions now, CiviCRM ships with version checking mechanism that pings our server from time to time (every time you visit the Administer CiviCRM page of your install, but not more often than once a day) and lets you know if there’s a new major stable version available for download. (This mechanism can be turned off by visiting Administer CiviCRM → Global Settings → Miscellaneous Settings.)

CiviCRM v2.0 update ...

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2007-12-24 21:15
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We have delayed CiviCRM v2.0 code freeze (and hence alpha/beta/final) dates. This was primarily because of other commitments, specifically developer boot camps and our combined travel schedules. We expect to have the code freeze in the second week of January (01/07/2008) to be followed by alpha, beta and final releases spaced out over the next six weeks.

CiviCRM first boot camp report ...

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2007-12-08 12:03
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We conducted our first ever developer bootcamp for a group of developers from TechSoup. The bootcamp was spread over two days and four sessions. Each session was approx three hours long. Overall we felt the bootcamp was a success. We also ended up with a couple of new features for CiviCRM v2.0.

CiviCRM 2.0 release schedule and platform requirements ..

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2007-11-28 14:38
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We have slipped the code freeze release date by a week for CiviCRM 2.0 to Dec 10, 2007. At this point, we have not changed the other dates on the schedule. We are hoping to meet those dates, but this being the holidays and given our travel / consulting / camp schedule, we might slip the other dates by a week or two.

CiviCRM 2.0 release schedule ...

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2007-11-08 17:50
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We just updated the CiviCRM 2.0 wiki page with the release schedule. The wiki page has details on the features and changes coming in v2.0. v2.0 will ONLY support PHP5.2+, MySQL 5.0.x+ (later releases only), Drupal 6+ and Joomla 1.5+.

Here is the planned schedule:

  • Code freeze: 12/03/2007
  • Alpha release: 12/24/2007
  • Beta release: 01/14/2008
  • Final release: 02/04/2008

CiviCRM 2.0 Progress

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2007-10-31 15:34
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Now that 1.9 stable is out - most of the team has been focusing heavily on the 2.0 queue. If you've been "following along" - you know that this release includes substantial changes to the core schema. We think these changes will simplify and streamline many of the most commonly used queries.