17 April, 2013
By totten

IMPORTANT: You do NOT need to upgrade CiviCRM to remove this vulnerability. See "Prevent Attacks: Delete the Vulnerable File" below.

In recent days, multiple site admininistrators have reported evidence that their sites were attacked using vulnerabilities in the OpenFlashChart library included with prior versions of CiviCRM.  This vulnerability was eliminated in the CiviCRM v4.2.6 release (Dec 2012), and site administrators were strongly advised to apply the upgrade. However, as older versions of CiviCRM are still vulnerable, site administrators running outdated versions of CiviCRM should take steps immediately to prevent new attacks and identify past attacks. This blog post provides some background and suggestions.

You can check what version of CiviCRM you are using by looking on any CiviCRM page.  The version is displayed at the bottom of the screen (see screenshot...

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21 January, 2010
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM
The team has released version 3.0.4 today. This release includes a critical fix for Profile, and 30+ bug fixes/improvements to existing functionality. We recommend that sites currently running v3.0.4 or earlier upgrade to this version as soon as possible.  

Download

You can download CiviCRM 3.0.4 at our download page. Select from the Newest Files section at the top of the page. The filenames include the 3.0.4 label: civicrm-3.0.4…. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal / Joomla! / Standalone).  

New 3.0.4 Installations

If you are installing CiviCRM 3.0.4 from scratch, use the installation instructions linked below:
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10 December, 2009
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla
The team has released version 3.0.3 stable today. This release includes 60+ bug fixes. We recommend that you review the list of fixes and upgrade your site as needed. New installations should definitely use 3.0.3. Kudos to folks in the community who have reported and helped diagnose / fix bugs during this release cycle! Top bug hunter / squashers for this release include: Dave Jenkins, Graham Gilchrist, Jack Aponte, Joe Murray, Nathan Kinkade, Raphael Vering, Tim Otten, Will Brownsberger, and Xavier Dutoit.  

Download

You can download CiviCRM 3.0.3 at our download page. Select from the Newest Files section at the top of the page. The filenames include the 3.0.3 label: civicrm-3.0.3…. Be sure and... Read more
03 November, 2009
Filed under CiviReport, v3.0, CiviCRM, Drupal

Introduction: The Need

Progressive Technology Project (PTP) supports grassroots community organizing groups nationwide that engage in social, economic and environmental justice efforts to empower low-income people and communities of color. These groups conduct phone banking and field canvassing as an integral part of their base-building and voter engagement strategies to engage existing and new constituents. PTP hired DharmaTech to help them build PowerBase: a customized CiviCRM for use by community organizing groups.

PowerBase helps groups manage the following data related to phonebanking and field canvassing work:

  • voter info, history, and demographics
  • reason why the phonebank or canvass is taking place
  • responses to questions asked during the phonebank or canvass
  • phonebank or canvass...
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28 October, 2009
By kurund
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM
The team has released version 3.0.2 today. This release includes a critical fix for Group Functionality, and 30+ bug fixes/improvements to existing functionality. We recommend that sites currently running v3.0.1 or v3.0.0 upgrade to this version as soon as possible.  

Download

You can download CiviCRM 3.0.2 at our download page. Select from the Newest Files section at the top of the page. The filenames include the 3.0.2 label: civicrm-3.0.2…. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal / Joomla! / Standalone).  

New 3.0.2 Installations

If you are installing CiviCRM 3.0.2 from scratch, use the installation instructions linked below:
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22 October, 2009
By michal
Filed under v3.0
Remember the announcement of Bug Hunter/Huntress Challenge? CiviCRM 3.0 went out a while ago, everyone have been busy with kicking off next version and fixing those few tiny little bugs that showed up in 3.0 stable, but at the same time, the core team has been having IRC, Skype, lunch and other forms of discussions about our contest results. So after this long process, we finally made the decision about contest winners from out wonderful crowd of community members. First thing - we would like to thank everyone who was involved in testing and improving CiviCRM 3.0. We have always been getting a lot of excellent input from our community, but the 3.0 cycle was quite exceptional. We saw a lot of involvement, passionate discussions on forums, patches, improvements to documentation and so on. Thanks, everyone - all this work is helping make CiviCRM better serve the needs of advocacy, non-profit and... Read more
08 October, 2009
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM
The team has released version 3.0.1 today. This release includes critical fixes for the CiviCRM dashboard and Organization / Household contact editing. We recommend that sites currently running v3.0.0 upgrade to this version as soon as possible, especially if you are experiencing issues on the dashboard. The release also includes several other minor fixes.  

Download

You can download CiviCRM 3.0.1 at our download page. Select from the Newest Files section at the top of the page. The filenames include the 3.0.1 label: civicrm-3.0.1…. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal / Joomla! / Standalone).  

New 3.0.1...

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01 October, 2009
By michal
Filed under v3.0
Not a well known fact until now - during 3.0 release cycle, we've been working hard with DharmaTech to start regularly using unit tests for CiviCRM development and quality assurance. It's time to go out of the closet, since we're nearing the end of the first stage of this project - which was setting up everyone in the team with proper tools and migrating all the tests that we wrote before to our new framework. So here's what we have right now:
  • A list of tests that we have right now is here http://tests.dev.civicrm.org/results/ It's not fully green (meaning - some tests still fail), since we're still in the process of migrating old tests and fixing them, but we hope to get to "all green" state soon. This page is being regenerated every 30 minutes (for now) and we'll be using it to continually check for regression bugs.
  • Code coverage report is here...
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01 October, 2009
Filed under v3.0, Drupal, Joomla
After more than 7 months of design, development and QA - the team is thrilled to announce the release of CiviCRM 3.0 Stable. We think that 3.0 marks a major milestone for CiviCRM - with major usability and workflow improvements and a new cleaner "look and feel". You can download the release AND / OR try it out on our public demo site. Some of the exciting features in 3.0 include:
  • Reporting - More than 20 reports are included in this release. You can customize these report instances AND create new instances with different filters and display columns from the Report Templates screens.
  • Redesigned contact summary and contact edit screens - These screens have been completely redesigned to maximize readability. Tabs now display the number of records (e.g. contributions, events, etc.) - so you don't...
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24 September, 2009
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM
CiviCRM 3.0.beta5 is out and available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember it’s a beta release and it shouldn’t be used on production sites. The next release is 3.0 stable, so get set ready, and if you haven’t yet checked whether your favorite (old and new) CiviCRM features work the way you expect, it’s a very good time to do it. Check out the blog entry announcing 3.0.alpha1 release for a run-down of what’s new in CiviCRM 3.0, and... Read more