The team is excited to announce the release of CiviCRM 3.3.3 - it is now available for download. You can also try it out on our demo site. It is mainly a bug fix release (around 40+ issues)- for full list of things that has been fixed/improved in 3.3.3, please take a look at our issue tracker.
Here is a overview of the feature list for this stable release :
CiviMail workflow functionality (Rules Integration). Read more here.
Back-office staff can now enter recurring contributions for constituents. Constituents can signup for automatically renewing memberships via online contribution pages. Back-office staff can also create auto-renew memberships. (Both features require use of Authorize.net, PayPal Pro or PayPal Standard payment processors) Read more here.
First version of new CiviCampaign component, it includes initial support for Canvassing, Surveys and Petitions.
Advanced search extended to show objects other than contacts (and object related actions) - including activities, contributions, etc.
Serious dedupe performance improvements.
First take on extension mechanism for CiviCRM, allowing creation and distribution of plugins (payment processors, custom search, custom report templates for now).
New case and grant reports.
Better "session" management support for CiviEvent.
First version of database logging, so you will be able to see who changed what and when.
Address sharing between any two contacts.
You can download the release from SourceForge - select from the civicrm-stable section. The filenames include the 3.3.3 label: civicrm-3.3.3. Make sure you're downloading correct version: for Drupal or Joomla.
If you are installing CiviCRM 3.3.3 from scratch, refer to the installation guide:
Upgrading 2.2.* or 3.0.* or 3.1.* or 3.2.* Sites to 3.3
The procedure for upgrading to 3.3.3 is the same as for upgrading to 3.0.x. You can upgrade directly from 2.2.x or 3.0.x or 3.1.x or 3.2.x. Instructions:
We will continue to include automated upgrades for subsequent releases of 3.3 - so you should be able to upgrade your site easily over the course of the release cycle.