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26 March, 2008
Filed under CiviCRM

Thanks to the awesome folks over at the Joomla! project, CiviCRM will have a few projects in Google's Summer of Code this year.

You can see the list of proposed project ideas here:
http://docs.joomla.org/Summer_of_Code_2008_Project_Ideas#CiviCRM_Projects

The biggest thing we need now are students to apply!

Here are the top 3 reasons why you (or a student you know) should work on CiviCRM this summer:

1. CiviCRM is an open source application that helps non-profits all...

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25 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

We monitor the forums quite a bit and are always trying to figure out how to reduce / minimize the repeated requests. Many a time my strong stance on refusing to fix something obvious delays a few fixes (yes, i'm learning all the time and hopefully improving and becoming a wee bit wiser). I got a bit tired and fed up of seeing the same requests over and over again, so earlier today I went on a spree and fixed (or attempted to fix) a few of the most common support requests or mistakes. Without further ado, here are the ones we fixed today:

  • Ensure that CiviCRM lets the user know...
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25 March, 2008
By emilyf
Filed under Training

Day 1: Technically, day 1 was a fabulous dinner hosted by CiviCRM at Herbsaint in the warehouse district of New Orleans. This is Susan Spicer's restaurant, and it was delicious -- they even made the vegetarian (me) a special-not-on-the-menu meal! We took this time to get to know each other and talk a bit about CiviCRM, what we liked/disliked, and the development community in general.

Day 2: 9 AM start at the Sheraton on Canal Street. Dave took us through a CiviCRM tour to go over new 2.0 features and other features/settings we may have not been...

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25 March, 2008
Filed under CiviCRM, Training
Meeting folks who use and implement CiviCRM - face to face - is stimulating, challenging and just plain fun. I spent last week in New Orleans at our Boot Camp, at NTEN's NTC and at Penguin Day - and came home tired, a few pounds heavier (good eats in NOLA), and vowing to make these opportunities happen more often!

NTEN Affinity Group

Thanks to Judy Hallman's hard work and useful "pushing" - there were two specific CiviCRM events at NTC - an "Affinity Group" and a lunch "Discussion Table". The... Read more
22 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

Thanx to Elin Waring, we had two of Joomla core developers, Rob and Louis, attend the CiviCRM training in New Orleans. We had a pretty diverse CiviCRM crowd attend the training and hence could not work as much as we'd like on improving the CiviCRM Joomla integration. However, I did spend some time with Rob and got a few ideas on how to improve and optimize our Joomla integration. Here are a few things we plan on doing in v2.1 to better support Joomla v1.5

  • Use the folder tag in civicrm.xml to reduce the size of the xml file AND optimize the installation scripts. This...
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16 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM, Training

For April 20th and 21st. The session is already sold out. However if there is more interest, we can schedule another training (in Sydney?) and/or get another developer to help with this training. Please contact us immediately if interested.

On a related note, Dave Greenberg and myself will be leading a training in New Orleans this week (March 18/19 @ Sheraton). Dave will also be around for NTEN and Penguin Day. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself, so we can better associate names and faces :)

lobo

14 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

A minor typo in a php file managed to squeeze its way into the release (CRM/ACL/BAO/ACL.php, line 799 or so there is an extra 'x')

So we've released CiviCRM v2.0.1. We took the opportunity to fix a few other minor issues. We expect to do bug fix releases every other week for the next few months.

Apologies for the messup. Folks who've downloaded 2.0.0 need not feel compelled to download 2.0.1. Please use the following patch for your distribution: ACL Patch

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12 March, 2008
Filed under v2.0
After more than 6 months of design, development and QA - the team is thrilled to announce the release of CiviCRM 2.0 Stable. You can download the release AND / OR try it out on our demo sites. 2.0 features significant code and schema changes to improve performance and scalability - as well as a number of exciting new features. You can find Release Highlights here, and check... Read more
06 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM, Training

A few folks from the core CiviCRM team (dave greenberg, kurund jalmi, michal mach, yashodha chaku and lobo) are having a CiviCRM team meeting in Nelson, NZ. Our current dates are for the meetup to happen between Apr 23rd to May 4th. We could potentially do a developer and/or end user training on the weekends apr 26/27 or may 3/4. Locations could be auckland/wellington/christchurch or if a lot of interest in AU, sydney/melbourne is a possibility.

Please let me know (lobo at yahoo dot com) if you are interested. Note that this is a paid event (sorry, we need to cover expenses)....

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05 March, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

Earlier today at approx 6:00 am NZT (yes, we are early birds), we released CiviCRM v2.0-beta4. At approx 9:00 am, I saw a post from aaron about some missing files in the release. I downloaded and verified what aaron said and realized we had messed up big time :(. Our release czar piotr was offline and not reachable. Michal and I had to dive into the release code and figure out what was happening.

We pretty soon figured out that DAO (php files that we use to talk to the database that are auto generated...

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