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30 April, 2008
By lobo
Filed under Architecture, CiviCRM

The past few days we've been focussed on improving the user experience of CiviCRM. This also included optimizing page size and number of database queries invoked per page load. One of the things that has bothered me for some time was the inefficient implementation of the quickform hierarchical select widget for our case. That form element is quite awesome and is used quite extensively within CiviCRM. However for our "mapping" case it generates a lot of...

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30 April, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

We released CiviCRM v2.0.3. This issue addresses a few issues in upgrade and fixes approx 20 bugs. We do not maintain a CHANGELOG (i think we need to start doing this), but you can see the list of changes here:

http://biryani.osuosl.org:8181/changelog/CiviCRM/branches/v2.0

v2.0.3 was released 29 days after v2.0.2. This is a pretty good indicator of the quality of the 2.0 release and we hope to improve on this even more in the 2.1 series with automated testing.

We estimate we've had more than...

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30 April, 2008
By andrew
Filed under Training

Almost 10 days have passed since the Melbourne Developer Boot Camp, but the feeling of being part of an enthusiastic and growing community of CiviCRMers "down under" is still strong.

It was great to have the opportunity to roll up our sleeves and work through some issues with Dave and Lobo that can help make our use of CiviCRM all the more effective. It was a chance to not only get a better understanding of the inner workings of the code and its frameworks, but also to develop friendships and an understanding of how we can all best contribute to the ongoing development of this...

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29 April, 2008
Filed under Training
Lobo and I woke up at 5:30am (ouch) today to conduct the CiviCRM Webinar. A dark and stormy morning in New Zealand - but evidently a good time for the Webinar (11am PDT) - as we had an awesome turnout (40+ folks registered). The session was billed as in introduction to CiviCRM - so we spent most of the time describing the key features and components (contributions, memberships, event registration, etc.). In order to give folks a better idea of CiviCRM in Action - I created a separate slide-show with screenshots of CiviCRM pages from a variety of live sites...
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28 April, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.1

A few members of the CiviCRM core team (dave, yashodha, michal and kurund) are visiting us in Nelson, NZ. We get together a couple of times a year which is quite helpful when we all return to various parts of the globe. This also gives the team a chance to visit and explore new places.

For this meeting, we decided to focus on improving a couple of things for the CiviCRM v2.1 release. The projects we decided to focus on are: AJAX widgets, Unit Testing, Component Architecture and Events. We focussed on...

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28 April, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

The next NOSI/NTEN webinar will be on CiviCRM. The event is scheduled for April 29th, 11:00 am Pacific time. We'll be up bright and early and host this event from Nelson, NZ. We will give an overview of CiviCRM, examples of its use, and have lots of time for questions. Register on the NTEN Site. More details about the agenda can be found...

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24 April, 2008
By shot
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Piotr Szotkowski is a PhD student at Warsaw University of Technology where he researches symbolic functional decomposition method for implementation of finite state machines in FPGA devices. He has developed for various non-governmental organizations, including the Stefan Batory Foundation and the Open Source Culture Foundation. Piotr is well known in the CiviCRM community given his development experience, including work with...

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24 April, 2008
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Piotr Szotkowski is a PhD student at Warsaw University of Technology where he researches symbolic functional decomposition method for implementation of finite state machines in FPGA devices. He has developed for various non-governmental organizations, including the Stefan Batory Foundation and the Open Source Culture Foundation. Piotr is well known in the CiviCRM community given his development experience, including work with...

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24 April, 2008
By shot
Filed under v2.1, CiviCRM

As hinted previously, I’ve been working on dedupe improvements for CiviCRM 2.1. The first thing I wanted to handle is to move as much of the dedupe search from the PHP code to the database side.

I created a wiki page describing the plan; it would be great if any interested parties gave it a read and commented. Thanks!

23 April, 2008
By shot
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CiviCRM is an open source constituent relationship management system used by NGOs and advocacy groups (like Amnesty International, Wikimedia Foundation or the Joomla! and Drupal projects) all over the world. Judging by the number of community-contributed and -maintained translations and civicrm.org statistics, CiviCRM installations exist in over twenty languages using various alphabets (Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Devanagari, Chinese). Multi-language support is essential in multilingual countries (like Canada or India), as well as in cross-border (e.g., Central and East European) and...

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