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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 03:12
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The team is super excited to announce that CiviCRM 4.6.20 and 4.7.10 is now available for downloading

 

Special Thanks

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 many people. For the August 3rd release, special thanks go to:

  • Big thanks to Joe Murray who spearheaded the release as Release Manager and recruited folks to participate in the review process, and to Eileen McNaughton who stewarded the review of many code contributions as well as contributing many herself.
  • An especially big thanks and congratulations to first time code contributors: Philippe Sampont, Bob Silvern.
  • Stan Dragnev, Jon Goldberg, Niels Heinemann, Guy Iaccarino, John Kingsnorth, Robert J. Lang, Seamus Lee, Zorga Lina, Tamar Meir, Eileen McNaughton, Joe Murray, Stephen Palmstrom, Darrick Servis, Bob Silvern, Deepak Srivastava, Jose Torres, Samuel Verhove, Marty Wright and members of the core team (Yashodha Chaku, Monish Deb, Tim Otten, Jitendra Purohit, Coleman Watts) who participated in peer-review and testing (in addition to their regular development work).
  • To all the other developers who contributed improvements to this revision, including: Frances C. Bassas, Mark Burdett, Chris Burgess, Lesley Evensen, Nicolas Ganivet, Frank J. Gómez, Niels Heinemann, coldrunKacper, David Knoll, Edsel Lopez, Mathieu Lutfy, Jamie McClelland, Mattias Michaux, Graham Mitchell, Pradeep Nayak, Sunil Pawar, David Reedy Jr., Philippe Sampont, Olivier Tétard.

For a list of other contributors who have participated in the 4.7 cycle, see the previous release announcements.

» View the full list of issues fixed for 4.6.20

What's New In CiviCRM 4.7

  • Administrator Status Page - Provides CiviCRM site administrators a single place to check configuration issues including cron status, permissions, optimal system settings, etc.
  • Dedupe improvements - Optimizes duplicate contact identification and merging for organizations with large numbers of duplicates.
  • Changes to WYIWYG editor - Incorporates the new CK Configurator directly in CiviCRM, allowing easy selection of plugins and themes.
  • Payment processing improvements - Thanks to Eileen for overhauling the payment system to be more reliable and to support token-based recurring payments as well as non-credit card payment methods.
  • Deferred revenue - Membership revenue can be recognized for each month, events on start date, and other revenue on a specific date to improve support for accrual method of accounting starting in 4.7.10.
  • Many useful improvements to contribution and activity reports.
  • API enhancements - the api now supports joins across related entities, and filtering by custom fields - Big thanks to johanv for this!

Along with this and other exciting new features, this release includes ~100 fixes and minor improvements.

New Installations

If you are installing CiviCRM 4.7 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:

Authorize.net users:: Prior to 4.7, CiviCRM forced Authorize.net to send out receipt emails regardless of Authorize.net configuration. From 4.7 onwards this will not happen and you should log into your Authorize.net interface and configure whether you want Authorize.net to send out receipts (in addition to those sent by CiviCRM).

Lybunt report users:: Some fields that were previously mandatory on Lybunt are now optional. On new reports they are on by default but you might need to check the fields you want are selected for existing reports.

Upgrading to 4.7

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 4.7.

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