19 November, 2014
By Eileen
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

The team is excited to announce the fifth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.4

We are also releasing 4.4.10 today which is a 4.4 LTS release and contains a fix for a 4.4.9 regression - https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-15581 as well as some other minor fixes

» Issues fixed in 4.4.10

Both 4.5.4 and 4.4.10 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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05 November, 2014
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

The team is excited to announce the fourth stable release of the incredible CiviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.3

We are also releasing 4.4.9 today which is the first full 4.4 LTS release and has a number of fixes as well as the security fixes.

» Issues fixed in 4.4.9

Both 4.5.3 and 4.4.9 are available from the CiviCRM.org downloads page, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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28 October, 2014
Filed under v4.4, CiviCRM, Release

Every software project is faced with the challenge of balancing the need to innovate and introduce new features, with the interest of many users in minimizing their maintenance costs and avoiding the risks that inevitably come with software upgrades. One way to meet this challenge is to provide a Long-term Support (LTS) release with an extended release cycle.


For the past several years, a small and dedicated group of community members led by Eileen McNaughton (Fuzion NZ) and Nicolas Ganivet (Cividesk) has done most of the hard work and heavy lifting to maintain version 4.2 as a "community-supported" LTS release. This has worked well, but there have been some inefficiencies due to not having a centralized repository for the LTS version of the codebase.


Given the increasing importance of a reliable LTS for many members of the community, the LTS team approached the Core Team...

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14 October, 2014
Filed under v4.5, v4.4, Release

Here it is, the third stable release of the incredible CIviCRM 4.5 series. This release includes some important fixes, and is recommended for everyone using CiviCRM 4.5.

» Issues fixed in 4.5.2

The LTS team is also putting out 4.4.8 today, which fixes for a regression in 4.4.7 which prevented deleted contacts from showing up in searches.

A word about release timing:

Our official release schedule is for the first and third Wednesdays of each month. But due to CiviCon craziness we put out 4.5.1 last Wednesday (an off week). So today's release gets us back on schedule with 4.5.2, and you can look forward to 4.5.3 on Wednesday the 5th.

Download Now, and you can also test drive the release on each platform using the public demos:

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09 September, 2014
By totten
Filed under v4.4, v4.3, v4.2, Community, Release, Security

We’ve been having some discussions among the folks who triage security issues, who publish new releases, and who maintain backports. We'll update the policy beginning with the upcoming 4.4.7 release (and related 4.2.19 and 4.3.9 releases).

Release Policy: The release window

For the past year (at least), the policy has been that new security releases must drop on the first Wednesday of a given month, and that other releases can drop anytime (with an undocumented requirement to target Tue/Wed/Thu). This aimed to strike a balance among predictability, security, and flexibility.

The revised policy is to allow stable point-releases on the first or third Wednesday of the month. This is another attempt to balance predictability/security/flexibility, and has a few notable implications:

  • Overall, it’s more predictable...
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24 June, 2014
By totten
Filed under v4.4, Release, Versions

Good day, folks,

The CiviCRM Partners list recently discussed the topic of release-announcements and release-testing.  We'd like to treat 4.4.6 as a bit of an experiment to address two specific ideas about release-management:

  1. To allow system-implementers to allocate time/resources to handle upgrades promptly, we should provide specific, advanced notification about upcoming releases.
  2. To allow testing of the new release against real databases and real use-cases, we should provide a real, installable tarball before the final release announcement.

For this experiment with 4.4.6, we're providing a "release candidate" one week before the official announcement (scheduled for Wed, Jul 2).  The hope is that this week can provide lead-time (to arrange logistics of upgrades) and provide testing-time (for anyone who wants 4.4.6 to be stable).

4.4.6 includes only critical bug-fixes and has been internally tested. However, even with...

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18 December, 2013
Filed under v4.4, CiviCRM, Extensions

Despite having enough on their plate with a few billion kids worth of presents to build, and with Rudolfs unfortunate flu (well why else would he have a red nose?), Santa's little elves over in the UK have been working hard to also bring you a brand new CiviCRM extension/module - CiviBooking! Having now been extensively tested for sleigh management purposes we're really pleased to announce the first stable release available now from the extensions directory.

Yup, that's right folks, worried about what to get the wife for Christmas? We'll you don't need to be anymore, fire her up a copy of Civi and head over to the extensions directory and follow the 2 click install for v1.0 (Stable) CiviBooking and you're sorted... (Assuming she runs a non-profit organisation with rooms and resources that need to be rented out for a fee - otherwise probably best to go with flowers or purfume).

More deets below.

Happy Holidays everyone.

Team Compucorp

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05 December, 2013
Filed under v4.4

By popular demand, here it is: another exciting release of CiviCRM, with maintenance and stability improvements to give you the best possible CRM. Download CiviCRM 4.4.3 now.

» View all issues fixed in the 4.4.3 release.

What's New In CiviCRM 4.4

  • Faster searching - a real timesaver when working with searches and smart groups, especially with large databases.
  • Soft credits - improve soft credit tracking and include soft credit data in key contribution reports
  • Flexible event name badges -...
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20 November, 2013
Filed under v4.4, v4.2, Release

Here it is folks, another thrilling update to everyone's favorite CRM for the social profit sector. This edition brings you maintenance and stability improvements to the latest version plus an update from the LTS team as well.

  • 4.4.2 The latest stable version of CiviCRM
  • 4.2.14 An updated LTS (long-term support) version

» View all issues fixed in the 4.4.2 release.

Which one should I use?

In most situations, and if you are new to CiviCRM, you should choose the latest stable version. It contains new features and receives the most support. 4.2 LTS (long term support...

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08 November, 2013
Filed under v4.4, Documentation

At the recent Dalesbridge sprint, members of the documentation team updated the user and administration book.

We included new features for 4.4, expanded on some previously under-documented areas and re-organised some content to make things easier to find.

The new version of the book has now been published at http://book.civicrm.org/user/.

New chapters in the book include Logging, Soft credits, Event badges and Smart groups.  People who are familiar with these topics may like to review the chapters and let us know if we need to make changes (or, better still, make the changes yourself.)

            » View the full list of improvements in the book

 

The documentation team welcomes new members. For users or administrators...

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