28 July, 2010
By michal
Filed under v3.2

Finally, the time has come. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, here is CiviCRM version 3.2.0, stable - it is now available for download. You can also try it out on our demo site.

This release includes several major new features/highlights:

  • Usability improvements - Better looking and more intuitive Contact Summary Page. The new "Actions" button provides 1-click access to most contact-related forms. New clean and consistent icons have been implemented to provide helpful visual cues. You can now get a configurable contact summary pop-up from search results by mousing over the contact icon on any row. We'll be blogging with more details on these usability features during the release cycle.
  • Support for PHP 5.3 -This release supports...
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23 July, 2010
Filed under v3.2, Meetups
We had a lively meetup on Tuesday at Wikimedia Foundation HQ in San Francisco. There was pretty cool mix of organizations represented:
  • board member and director from a "start-up" independent middle school looking to use CiviCRM and Drupal to support their vision of student - teacher - administration - parent collaboration
  • IT folks from an association of psychoanalysts - looking to implement CiviCRM and Drupal for fund-raising and events
  • two new developers from Wikimedia Foundation - looking towards making CiviCRM a more effective tool for their users
The focus of the meeting was review and Q/A on the upcoming 3.2 release. I walked through a Read more
21 July, 2010
By michal
Filed under v3.2, v3.1

This week we're releasing CiviCRM 3.1.6 and 3.2.beta5 - they are both regular bugfix releases, however, they also bring a fix to recently discovered security vulnerability, which in specific conditions allows an unauthorized person to access some CiviCRM functionality. Please make sure you upgrade your production installations running 3.1.5 and earlier to 3.1.6 to avoid the risk.

For 3.1.6 upgrade instructions check: Drupal Upgrade, Joomla! Upgrade and Standalone Upgrade instructions. Make sure not to confuse 3.1 (which is stable version) with 3.2 (which is still beta) when downloading the upgrade bundle - even though it's already quite solid, you don't want to end up with beta... Read more
15 July, 2010
By michal
Filed under v3.2

Here we are with the fourth BETA release of version 3.2 - it is now available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember this is a BETA release and it should NOT be used on production sites, even though we're getting closer to stable.

This release includes several major new features/highlights:

  • Usability improvements - Better looking and more intuitive Contact Summary Page. The new "Actions" button provides 1-click access to most contact-related forms. New clean and consistent icons have been implemented to provide helpful visual cues. You can now get a configurable contact summary pop-up from search results by mousing over the contact icon on any row. We'll be blogging with more details on these usability...
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07 July, 2010
By michal
Filed under v3.2

Here we are with the third BETA release of version 3.2 - it is now available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember this is a BETA release and it should NOT be used on production sites, even though we're getting closer to stable.

Important message for translators: beta3 is a string freeze release - which means, you can safely start your 3.2 translation work - not too many new strings and/or string changes should show up to mess with your work. For more details, please refer to previous release announcement.

Now following with information about 3.2beta3: this release includes several major new features/highlights:

  • Usability improvements - Better looking and...
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23 June, 2010
By michal
Filed under v3.2

Here we are with the second BETA release of version 3.2 - it is now available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember this is a BETA release and it should NOT be used on production sites, even though we're getting closer to stable.

With 3.2beta2 we're introducing our new translation maintenance process. It's time to announce something we called "soft string freeze" - we reviewed and checked for formal correctness the strings that are extracted for translation. Now, we are giving ourselves and our community one week, until beta3, to review our user interface and see if we need any improvements and fixes before formal string freeze. Just as a reminder, after formal string freeze, we'll do our best to avoid changing any strings in CiviCRM user interface - this way, we won't be stepping in our translators'...

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19 June, 2010
By xavier
Filed under CiviEvent, v3.2, Architecture
Thanks to the good folks at the Party of European Socialists that sponsored the feature, Tech To the People... Read more
15 June, 2010
By michal
Filed under v3.2, CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla

We are excited to announce that the first BETA release of version 3.2 is now available for download. You can also try it out on our sandbox site. Please remember this is a BETA release and it should NOT be used on production sites.

This release includes several major new features/highlights:

  • Usability improvements - Better looking and more intuitive Contact Summary Page. The new "Actions" button provides 1-click access to most contact-related forms. New clean and consistent icons have been implemented to provide helpful visual cues. You can now get a configurable contact summary pop-up from search results by mousing over the contact icon on any row. We'll be blogging with more details on these usability features during the release cycle....
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