03 April, 2013
Filed under v4.2, Release

The team is excited to announce the ninth release of 4.2 stable with support for Drupal 7, Joomla 2.5 and WordPress 3.3.

We strongly recommend that all sites upgrade their CiviCRM code to this release if you are using previous version of 4.2. There have been several important bug fixes since the last stable release of 4.2 (review the list). You can download the release from SourceForge.


What is new in 4.2?

Here's a quick list of some of the other cool new features and improvements in this release:

  • Extensions functionality
  • Inline (quick) editing of contact fields (email, phone, communications preferences, custom fields) from Contact Summary - CRM-9908
  • Recurring contributions and auto-...
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20 February, 2013
Filed under v4.2, Release

The team is excited to announce the eighth release of 4.2 stable with support for Drupal 7, Joomla 2.5 and WordPress 3.3.

We strongly recommend that all sites upgrade their CiviCRM code to this release if you are using previous version of 4.2. There have been significant (40+) bug fixes since the last stable release of 4.2. You can download the release from SourceForge, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

What is new in 4.2?

Here's a quick list of some of the other cool new features and improvements in this release:

  • Extensions...
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18 February, 2013
By jcm55

One of the most common phone calls we receive at Bay Area Children's Theatre is "Are tickets still available for performance xyz?"  That call is especially common on show days, when most of our staff is at the performance venue and not in the office to answer the phone.

BACT already uses Asterisk to provide our virtual PBX and I wanted to see if there was a way to automatically give callers a list of sold-out performances based on CiviCRM event data.  I discovered an Asterisk AGI script called GoogleTTS that uses Google's text-to-speach API to read arbitrary text to callers:

http://zaf.github.com/asterisk-googletts/

The only thing that was left was to come up with a little php to get the list of sold-out events from CiviCRM and pass it to GoogleTTS to read it to callers.  The php is pretty straightforward -- it uses the CiviCRM API to fetch the list of events with start_date > today.  Two small...

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15 January, 2013

 

The CiviCRM profiles features are a great easy way to quickly generate custom membership lists that can be viewed, sorted and displayed on your public website, but one of their biggest annoyances is they can only display organisational or individual memberships, not a mixture of the two.
 
I discovered a quick and easy way of getting around this through the wonder of Drupal views (Sorry Wordpress and Joomla! folks).
 
Set up your view as normal and required with whatever fields, arguments, relationships and filters you may need, then create a 'Global: Combine fields filter' field, expose it and choose the fields you would like to be able to search, probably First Name, Last Name and Organisation Name.
 
Save the view and voila! You have a membership list that can be searched across all membership types and names and as it's views you can continue customising it to your hearts content.
02 January, 2013

The team is excited to announce the seventh release of 4.2 stable with support for Drupal 7, Joomla 2.5 and WordPress 3.3.

We strongly recommend that all sites upgrade their CiviCRM code to this release if you are using previous version of 4.2. There have been significant (75+) bug fixes, including two security fixes, since the last stable release of 4.2. You can download the release from SourceForge, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

What is new in 4.2?

Here's a quick list of some of the other cool new features and improvements in this release:

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01 November, 2012
By kurund

The team is excited to announce the fifth release of 4.2 stable with support for Drupal 7, Joomla 2.5 and WordPress 3.x

This release includes a critical bug fix related to drush upgrades, eliminates a vulnerability in the OpenFlashChart tool which is included in CiviCRM distributions, and also includes another 20+ fixes. We recommend that site administrators review the issue queue and apply the upgrade in a timely manner. You can download the release from ...

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27 October, 2012
By xavier
Filed under v4.2, API, Training

Hi,

Node.js allows to run javascript on the server and is great for real time applications when you want to have lots of users and connections at the same time

I wrote a node module to easily connect to a civicrm server from that node.js. I found a cool module that makes it easy to generate names, addresses, phone number and emails and hacked a quick example of how civi can be used from node.js.

Without further intro:

 

Imaginary friends on CiviCRM

You have installed civicrm, but realised you don't have friends or contacts? Fed up of having activities with the same 102 contacts that ship by default with civi?

civi-charlatan is going to fill your social life with lots of interesting sounding contacts from all around the world. You will even have their emails, addresses and phones!

It's like...

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23 October, 2012
Filed under v4.2, Release

Update November 1st: CiviCRM 4.2.6 was released today with resolution to this data loss issue. You can review details of the resolution and testing process on the issue tracker. A separate database cleanup script has been implemented to handle the original "problem data" issue.

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Update October 25th: The data loss issue is limited to sites using Drush to run the 4.2 upgrade. Web-based upgrades should not have been affected. Nevertheless we strongly recommend that folks who have not yet upgraded to 4.2 wait for the 4.2.6 release due out next week.

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We've just been notified that running an upgrade to 4.2 using Drush may result in the unintentional loss of some membership and associated contribution data...

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18 October, 2012
Filed under v4.2, Release

This release replaces 4.2.3 which was pulled due to a syntax problem in the upgrade script.

If you've downloaded 4.2.3 and not tried the upgrade yet, you can trash that tarball and then download 4.2.4.

If you tried to upgrade using 4.2.3 and got the fatal error, you can download 4.2.4 and safely run the upgrade again.

if you used the 4.2.3 release to install a NEW CiviCRM site, no additional action is needed. (The bug does not affect new installs.)

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The 4.2.4 release includes ~70 bug fixes. We recommend that site administrators...

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17 October, 2012
Filed under v4.2, Release

Unfortunately we have discovered a syntax problem in the 4.2.3 upgrade script which will cause the upgrade to fail. We are pulling this release and will replace it with 4.2.4 shortly.

If you've downloaded 4.2.3 and not tried the upgrade yet, you can trash that tarball and then download 4.2.4 shortly.

If you tried to upgrade using 4.2.3 and got the fatal error, you can safely download and run 4.2.4 shortly.

This issue will not affect your site if you installed a new CiviCRM site using 4.2.3.

This release includes ~70 bug fixes. We recommend that site administrators review the issue queue and apply the upgrade in a timely manner. You can download the...

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