17 April, 2009
Filed under CiviCase, v2.3, v2.2, CiviCRM
Several members of our core team just got back from a 3 day CiviCase meetup in beautiful Vancouver, Canada - hosted by Physician Health Program - BC (PHP-BC). Our main goals were:
  • Get face-to-face feedback from PHP staff who are using CiviCase about what's working and what needs improvement in the existing implementation.
  • Do some code sprints to get some quick wins for implementation within the current release cycle (2.2.3)
  • Review the list of candidate features for Phase 2 in order to get a better understanding of the requirements, and discuss a range of implementation "solutions".
  • Prioritize the Phase 2 list and come up with a scope of work and specifications for the 2.3 release.
The PHP-BC staff did a fantastic job of welcoming us, arranging logistics for housing and meeting space, and keeping us well fed (they hosted several incredible lunches and dinners)! We built an agenda that allowed... Read more
09 April, 2009
Filed under v2.2, Teams, Training
Penguin Day is coming to San Francisco on Saturday, April 25, 2009, right before the NTC. The agenda includes several CiviCRM-related sessions - both for folks just checking out CiviCRM, and for experienced users / developers. Several members of the CiviCRM core team and our new Community Advisory Group will be in attendance as well as - so it's a great way to make "civi-connections". You can register now at the Penguin Day site.  

Penguin Day Details

Penguin Days are designed to let nonprofits and social justice activists learn about free and open source software that can support their work and potentially save them money, including tools for web publishing, fundraising, blogging, and campaigning. Full details are at www.penguinday.org. Thanks to the generosity of Google, we're delighted to grant fee waivers to anyone who needs one!... Read more
03 April, 2009
Filed under v2.2, CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla
The team has released version 2.2.2 with approximately 25 bug fixes and improvements. Notable fixes and improvements include:
  • Joomla! 1.5.10 - fix problems with the CiviCRM installer for the latest Joomla! release.
  • Drupal - load civicrm.css using drupal_add_css() to improve performance
  • Event Price Sets - specify default values for price set field options (radio button, select, checkbox fields)
You can review a complete list of 2.2.2 changes on the issue tracker.  


You can download CiviCRM 2.2.2 at our download page. Select from the civicrm-stable section. The filenames include the 2.2.2 label: civicrm-2.2.…. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal / Joomla! / Standalone).  

New 2.2.2...

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27 March, 2009
Filed under v2.2, CiviCRM
The team has released version 2.2.1 with approximately 30 bug fixes and improvements. Notable improvements include:
  • Events: Provide a Drupal block which lists upcoming events
  • Mailings: allow users to cancel a running mail job
  • Contributions: re-introduce summary contribution information in search results
  • Pledges: support pay-later mode for pledge payments
You can review a complete list of 2.2.1 changes on the issue tracker.  


You can download CiviCRM 2.2.1 at our download page. Select from the civicrm-stable section. The filenames include the 2.2.1 label: civicrm-2.2.1…. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal / Joomla! / Standalone).  

New 2.2.1 Installations

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24 March, 2009
By xavier
Filed under v2.2

A quick braindump:

Profile are a great way of simplifying the interface and provide more focussed forms, but some of the goodies of the normal edit form are gone. For instance, the employer isn't anymore an autocomplete field. luckily, with the REST interface and a jquery autocomplete plugin, that's a few lines to add to make it work:

add on the templates/CRM/Profile/Form/Edit.tpl

{if $session->get('userID') > 0}

                        var contactUrl = {/literal}"{crmURL p='civicrm/ajax/rest?fnName=civicrm/contact/search&json=1&contact_type=Organization&return[sort_name]=1&group=4&return[country]'}"{literal};

                        $("#current_employer").autocomplete( contactUrl, {
                        extraParams:{sort_name:function ()
                          { //extra % to force looking to the data typed anywhere in the name...
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12 March, 2009
Filed under CiviCase, v2.2, CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla
After more than 5 months of design, development and QA - the team is thrilled to announce the release of CiviCRM 2.2 Stable. You can download the release AND / OR try it out on our public demo site. 2.2 features a number of exciting new features, including... Read more
10 March, 2009
By shot
Filed under CiviMail, v2.2, CiviCRM

The documentation for CiviCRM 2.2 is up and so are the new docs for CiviMail Installation, including a sub-page on CiviMail Processor.

Please do let us know how to improve these pages (or help even more by doing it yourself!).

06 March, 2009
By shot
Filed under CiviMail, v2.2, CiviCRM

Along with the introduction of CiviMail Processor as the new supported return email hander, we’ve made three changes that are relevant for third-party CiviMail developers in CiviCRM 2.2.

Unified email formats

From CiviCRM 2.2 on, we’ve unified the format of the ‘action’ email addresses used in CiviMail. The new format is a.1.2.1234567890123456, where a is a one-letter symbol for the action to be performed (b for bounce, c for confirm, e for resubscribe, o for opt-out, r for resubscribe and u for unsubscribe), followed by two ids relevant to the action, followed by the 16-digit hex hash – all separated by dots. This means that all CiviMail-bound emails might should now match (b|c|e|o|r|u)\.(\d+)\.(\d+)\.([0-9a-f]{16})@

Note 1: In the case of the subscribe action,...

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05 March, 2009
By michal
Filed under v2.2, CiviCRM

Together with releasing beta 4 of CiviCRM, we introduced first version of new documentation layout. It's been a while since our docs came through major overhaul and it was high time to start doing something about this.

Main changes are in the top-level organization of sections and the documentation appearance - it has been tweaked to look a bit nicer and more consistent. This is still undergoing effort, so it will probably still take some time until all the pages have been reviewed and changed, but what we have there now looks like a good beginning. All remarks and suggestions are most welcome - preferred place to publish them is documentation board on the forum.

We are also introducing a significant change in the way how documentation updating process will be handled. From now on, we...

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05 March, 2009

The fourth BETA release of version 2.2 - including CiviCase, Personal Campaign Pages, Soft Credits, Multi-value Custom Fields, cool new hooks for developers, and more - is now available for

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