18 September, 2009
By kurund
Filed under v3.0
We have branched SVN repository for v3.0 after CiviCRM v3.0 beta4 release. So people who are running v3.0 via subversion checkout, will have to switch to v3.0 branch.

You can either do separate checkout for v3.0 branch

OR

Switch existing svn copy to branch

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16 September, 2009
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM
We’re happy to announce that CiviCRM 3.0.beta4 is now 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 could be 3.0 stable, so if you haven’t checked whether your favourite (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
13 September, 2009
Filed under v3.0

We've recently upgraded a copy of a 100,000+ contact install running 2.2.8 to 3.0 b3 for testing purposes. Functionality is fine and things look absolutely great in the new interface.

The upgrade was painless and quite quick. There was a foreign key drop constraint in the installer that needs tweaking, but the core team is on it and apart from that it took only about 20 minutes start to finish to upgrade the fairly good sized database.

Our client won't upgrade until the full release version is out for obvious reasons, but we are looking forward to the new features and UI bells and whistles being in production.

Apart from that, I attended the 3-day New York Dev and User Camp. It was a big success with a large number of people attending and a huge amount of information to digest - the presenters deserve a big hand for running the show. Look for a blog post and some pictures shortly.

10 September, 2009
By shot
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM

We’re happy to announce that CiviCRM 3.0.beta3 is now 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. This might very well be the next-to-last beta before we release 3.0 stable, so if you haven’t checked whether your favourite (old and new) CiviCRM features work the way you expect, it’s a very good time to do it – we will most probably fix only the most important issues for the 3.0 branch after 3.0.beta4 is released next week.

Check out the blog entry announcing 3.0.alpha1 release for a run-down of what’s new in CiviCRM 3.0, and...

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03 September, 2009
By shot
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM

We’re happy to announce that CiviCRM 3.0.beta2 is now 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.

Check out the blog entry announcing 3.0.alpha1 release for a run-down of what’s new in CiviCRM 3.0, and this list for issues that were fixed since 3.0.beta1. A full list of changes, improvements and bug fixes in 3.0...

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02 September, 2009
Filed under v3.0

CiviCRM has included a plugin for interfacing United States Postal Services (USPS) Address Standardization web service for quite a number of releases. However, the USPS rules for using the service have been a bit hard to pin down and getting authorization from is apparently hit or miss. There have been a few forum posts indicating success using the plugin with CiviCRM versions 1.8 and possibly 1.9. However, since then we've pretty much only had reports of problems related to folks enabling the feature without having a valid account etc.

There was also a report on IRC that the protocol for the web service has changed (which means that our plugin might be broken). We are not setup to test this feature - and we're not sure it's a reasonable solution for this problem given the web service access issues. At this point, we're considering hiding or disabling the feature unless or until folks step up and either tell us it's working for them OR commit some resources to get it working...

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26 August, 2009
By shot
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM
We’re happy to announce that CiviCRM 3.0.beta1 is now 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. 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
19 August, 2009
By michal
Filed under v3.0

We’re happy to announce that CiviCRM 3.0.alpha3 is now available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember it’s an alpha release and it shouldn’t be used on production sites.

Check out the blog entry announcing 3.0.alpha1 release for a run-down of what’s new in CiviCRM 3.0, and this list for issues that were fixed since 3.0.alpha2. A full list of changes, improvements and bug fixes in 3.0 release is also...

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14 August, 2009
By michal
Filed under v3.0
With every release, we're getting more and more support from the community. It definitely makes us happy and proud to see the adoption of CiviCRM growing. With 3.0 release, we would like to both encourage even more participation and say thank you to most active community contributors. Therefore, we're announcing Top Bug Hunter/Huntress Challenge in 3.0 release cycle! What do you need to do to participate? It's quite simple - just help us test CiviCRM 3.0 while it's in alpha and beta stage. You can do it in following ways:
  • Log in to CiviCRM 3.0 public sandbox and try out your favourite features. If you find a problem, please report it on the appropriate board of our forum. Please remember to include clear description of the problem, steps to reproduce it, potentially error message or traceback information. Remember that sandbox data is periodically reset.
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12 August, 2009
By shot
Filed under v3.0, CiviCRM
We’re happy to announce that CiviCRM 3.0.alpha2 is now available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember it’s an alpha release and it shouldn’t be used on production sites. Check out the blog entry on the previous alpha1 release for a run-down of what’s new in CiviCRM 3.0, and Read more