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22 September, 2008
Filed under v2.1
One of the many cool new features in 2.1 is the ability to view annual and monthly contribution totals in a bar or pie chart format by clicking a link on the CiviContribute dashboard. The charts are rendered by passing the contribution totals to Google's Chart API. We think this is a useful feature (at least for some folks). However, several folks on our team have noted that some organizations may not be comfortable with passing... Read more
19 September, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal, Joomla
Good news folks, we have a few folks interested in CiviCamp. So CiviCamp is confirmed for Oct 13-14, 2008 in San Francisco. CiviCamp is immediately after BADCamp. If you have not yet registered for BADCamp, please do so now (before it gets full!). We plan on restricting CiviCamp to 10 attendees (for space reasons). If you are interested please contact us soon (send me mail lobo at yahoo dot com, or leave a comment). There will be 6 CiviCRM core developers at CiviCamp! (Kurund, Deepak, Piotr, Yashodha, Dave, Lobo)

Agenda and Goals

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18 September, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.2, CiviCRM

So the good folks at USPIRG our continuing their support of CiviCRM and are sponsoring quite a few cool features for CiviCRM v2.2. In case you were not aware, they also sponsored quite a few cool features for 2.1.

I had a long conversation with our USPIRG contact, Wes Morgan, on the feature list for 2.2. The...

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18 September, 2008
Filed under CiviCRM, Training
The Nonprofit Technology Network - NTEN - is holding it's annual conference in San Francisco next April. This is the largest annual gathering of the non-profit tech community in the U.S - and it's a great opportunity for folks in our CiviCRM community to connect and share and help promote CiviCRM. This year NTEN is using a new voting process to decide which sessions get included in the schedule. Three exciting CiviCRM-related sessions are on the "ballot" - thanks to David Geilhufe, Michelle Murrain (Non Profit Open Source Initiative), Sue... Read more
18 September, 2008
By kurund
Filed under v2.1

It was an eventful period after beta 4. With excellent support from the community, we were able to identify and close quite a few trivial issues (and a few critical ones). The fifth 2.1 Beta distribution (probably last one before stable) is now available for

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15 September, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal

The CiviCRM team will have pretty good representation at BADCamp in Berkeley on Oct 11/12. A few of our senior developers from India (Yashodha, Deepak and Kurund) will be in the Bay Area at that time. We are also hoping that either Michal or Piotr from Poland will join the party.

If you have not yet signed up for BADCamp you might want to do so now. If you are attending BADCamp and interested in CiviCRM please vote for the CiviCRM Session. Based on...

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12 September, 2008
Filed under CiviCRM, Drupal, Training

If you're going to be in Los Angeles for DrupalCamp this weekend, stop by the Sunday 3:00pm (or possibly 4:15pm) session on the beginners track for an Intro to CiviCRM. We'll cover basic some basic set-up, usage, and have a brief discussion about what makes CiviCRM different from other Drupal modules. Appropriate for Advanced Drupal users who are new to CiviCRM, or total newbies.

**EDIT: Time corrected, but watch the posted schedules at the Convention center to be sure.

11 September, 2008
By haggan
Filed under CiviMember, CiviCRM, Drupal

Iam using drupal 5.10 and civicrm 2.0 on a server that I maintain. The server is running Scientific Linux 5.2 and I have compiled Gammu version 1.20.0 on it. http://www.gammu.org is "Free tools and software for cellular devices and phones". I can use it for sending SMS via a old cellular phone in my case an Sony Ericsson T290i connected with the usb cable DCU-11. I have set up Gammu to use an mysql db for reciving and sending sms.

I then copied the "send mail to contact" Task and added my own version but change it to "send sms to contact" and I...

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09 September, 2008
Filed under CiviCRM

NTEN's 2009 annual conference is being held in San Francisco April 26-28. The deadline for submitting session proposals is September 12th (yes - really soon).

David Geilhufe is going to submit several session proposals - and needs a few more folks who are planning on being at the conference AND who are willing to discuss any or all of the following topics as part of a panel:

  • How did you decide to use CiviCRM for your organization? (selection process)
  • Experiences using CiviCRM as a fund-...
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09 September, 2008
Filed under v2.1

The fourth (and probably final) 2.1 Beta distribution is now available for

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