The team is super excited to announce that the second beta release of CiviCRM 4.5 is now available for downloading AND you can try it out on the 4.5 sandbox site!
Excited to try the new features in this release? Please do! Great software requires great testers, and you can help. You don't need to be super technical to participate in this way, but your participation will make a huge difference.
CiviCRM is free, open source software made possible through contributions from people like you. If your organization benefits from using CiviCRM and from the great new features in this release, please consider making a recurring contribution to support the project.
If you are installing CiviCRM 4.5 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:
If your site is highly customized with special code or theming for CiviCRM you will want to upgrade a test copy first and test your customizations. For everyone else, follow these simple steps to get yourself up and running with 4.5.
Community support and engagement is the force that sustains and drives CiviCRM forward. This release would not have been possible without the incredible contributions of these people and organizations:
AGH Strategies - Andrew Hunt, Maggie Epps, Tyrell Cook; Amnesty International Spain - Carlos Capote; Arete-Imagine - Nathan Porter, Marisa Porter; Backoffice Thinking; Chris Burgess; Botanical Society of America - Toby Lounsbury; Allan Chappell; Joanne Chester; Circle Interactive - Andrew Walker, Dave Jenkins; CiviDesk - Nicolas Ganivet, Sunil Pawar; Compucorp - Jamie Novick, Erawat Chamanont; Dave D; CiviCoop - Erik Hommel, Jaap Jansma; Drishtant - Ruchi Kumar; Drupal Association - Neil Drumm; Electronic Frontier Foundation - Mark Burdett, Max Hunter, Leez Wright; Freeform Solutions - Lola Slade; Fuzion NZ - Eileen McNaughton, Peter Davis, Torrance Hodgeson; Giant Rabbit- Anna Heath; Ginkgo Street Labs - Frank Gomez, Michael Daryabeygi; Great Lakes Planetarium Association - Geoff Holt; Jimmy Huang; Kirk Jackson; Jim Meehan; JMA Consulting - Joe Murray; Keith Morgan; Korlon - Stuart Gaston; Koumbit - Samuel Vanhove; Lighthouse Consulting and Design - Brian Shaughnessy; Mathieu Lutfy; Mission Matters - Josh Aranda; National Democratic Institute - Chris Doten; New York State Senate - Ken Zalewski; NfP Services (MTL Software Group) - Jag Kandasamy, Rajesh Sundararajan; Niro Solutions; Orgis - Hans Idink; Palante Technology Cooperative - Jon Goldberg; Pogstone - Sarah Gladstone; Jeremy Proffitt; Progressive Tech Project - Alice Aguilar, Jamie McClelland; Registered Nurses Association of Ontario - Stan Dragnev; San Francisco Baykeeper - Eliet Henderson; Semper IT - Karin Gerritsen; Skvare - Peter Petrik, Mark Hanna; Tadpole - Dana Skall; Tech to the People - Xavier Dutoit; Veda Consulting - Parvez Saleh, Deepak Srivastava; Chris Ward; Web Access - Pradeep Nayak, Tony Mazzarella; Ken West; Wikimedia Foundation - Adam Wight; Zing - Simon West, Andrew Tombs.