The team is super excited to announce the second alpha release for 4.3 with support for Drupal 7.x, Joomla 2.5.x and WordPress.
Please remember this is an ALPHA release and it should NOT be used on production sites - however, we strongly encourage everyone to upgrade a copy of your current site(s) on a test server and let us know about any bugs or problems.
Here are the "Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited for CiviCRM 4.3". In addition to this 950+ issues have been fixed which are part of 4.3
Want to learn more? Check out the complete list of new and improved functionality on the issue tracker.
You can also test drive the release on each platform using the public sandboxes:
Please spend some time running through your critical workflows on these sandboxes, and report any bugs or issues on the release testing forum board.
The moment of releasing CiviCRM 4.3.alpha2 is a great occasion to get involved in CiviCRM community. There are many ways you can help make this release better and bug free.
You can download the release from SourceForge - select from the civicrm-latest section. The filenames include the 4.3.alpha2 labels, e.g. civicrm-4.3.alpha2-drupal.tar.gz or civicrm-4.3.alpha2-joomla.tar.gz or civicrm-4.3.alpha2-wordpress.tar.gz. Make sure you're downloading the correct version: for Drupal or Joomla or Wordpress.
If you are installing CiviCRM 4.3.alpha2 from scratch, please use the corresponding automated installer instructions:
The procedure for upgrading is described in following documents:
We will continue to include automated upgrades for subsequent alpha releases of 4.3 - so you should be able to upgrade your test site easily over the course of the release cycle.
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:
Adam Wight, Allen Shaw, Andres Spagarino, Andrew Harris, Andrew Hunt, Andrew Walker, Alice Aguilar, Andre Gurgel, Bob Vincent, Brian Shaugnessy, Chris Burgess, Coleman Watts, Dave D, Dave Moreton, Eileen McNaughton, Erik Brower, Erik Hommel, Frank Gomez, Graylin Kim, Henry Bennett, Jamie McClelland, Jason Bertolacci, Jag Kandasamy, Jeroen Bensch, Jim Meehan, Jon Goldberg, Jonathan Mark, Joe Murray, Ken West, Ken Zalewski, Marianela Zucotti Bozzano, Mathieu Lutfy, Matt Chapman, Matt Niemayer, Micah Lee, Michael Labriola, Michael McAndrew, Nicolas Ganivet, Noah Miller, Parvez Saleh, Peter McAndrew, Rajesh Sundararajan, Samuel Vanhove, Stephane Lussier, Steve Colson, Stuart Gaston, Tim Otten, Tom Kirkpatrick, Torrance Hodgeson, Xavier Dutoit.
AGH Strategies, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Association for Learning Technology, Backoffice Thinking, Circle Interactive, CiviDesk, Community Builders, DC Roadrunners, EE-atWork, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Software Foundation, Fuzion (NZ), Giant Rabbit, Gingko Street Labs, Kindling Trust, Koumbit, Korlon, International Mountain Biking Association, JMA Consulting, Lighthouse Consulting and Design, National Democratic Institute, New York State Senate, NfP Services (MTL Software Group), Nonprofit Solutions, NS Web Solutions, Palentetech, Progressive Technology Project, River Pool at Beacon, San Francisco Baykeeper, Switchback, Tech to the People, The Monthly, Third Sector Design, Veda Consulting, Voluntary Action Westminster, Woolman Sierra Friends Center, Woven, Zing.