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14 July, 2007
Filed under v2.0
One of our primary objects for the 2.0 release is to find ways to simplify the way data is stored and retrieved in order to make querying data from the DB easier and more scalable/efficient. We're questioning a number of different pieces of the current data model - and one big area is storage of address, email and phone data. Part of this process also involves identifying areas where the data model is "out of touch with reality" (i.e. it imposes unrealistic or artificial constraints on the data). Our current approach for handling address, email and phone info is to "group" these fields into... Read more
13 July, 2007
Filed under Architecture

For the last six months, I've been working on a system called CiviVoter, which is a component of CiviCRM that manages a voter file (the kind you get from your local registrar of voters here in the US) and imports it into CiviCRM. Besides doing the obvious -- manage voter records as contacts -- the component implements an API for doing what political campaigns world-wide do with a voter list: dividing it up between their volunteers, and calling the voters on the phone ("phone banking") or meeting the voters face-to-face by going door to door ("foot canvassing", "door knocking" or just...

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13 July, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

We've had Deepak and Manish from India and Michal from Poland visiting San Francisco. We've been thinking about the various things we need to accomplish for 2.0 and having a few design / schema meetings. We'll be blogging in detail about various sub-projects over the next few weeks.

The feature set for 2.0 is on our wiki. This is an initial feature list and is subject to change (all usual disclaimers apply). We dont expect 2.0 to have a lot of new features, but more to set the stage for some larger changes...

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12 July, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

In the past few weeks a few events have occured that make us proud of CiviCRM and the community around it. It has also been a good learning experience for some of us. As a growing project, we are glad that to have such a open, supportive community around us.

  • The list has to begin with Wes and the team at Code for Change. Seeing them move forward with CiviCRM standalone and CiviCRM integration with WebGUI is awesome. We have a pretty active IRC channel, and its nice to see them and a few regulars out there providing support and...
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12 July, 2007
By shot
Filed under v1.8

CiviCRM 1.8 is coming along nicely and we are more or less on track regarding release schedule. We plan for another alpha release early next week.

After publishing the first alpha release and announcing that the sandbox is up a week ago we started to receive the first stream of 1.8-specific bugs, which we started resolving right away. We hope to get the number of...

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06 July, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM
There is an effort underway among the leading PHP projects to push for PHP 5 adoption at GoPHP5.org. As folks in the community know we made this decision a few months ago to support only PHP5.2 and greater in our 2.0 release (scheduled for later this year). We also made the decision to support MySQL 5.0 and greater only in CiviCRM 2.0 Its great to see all major projects agree on this which in turn will compel hosting providers to also support PHP 5.2 and greater. You can find more information on this initiative at:

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05 July, 2007
By michal
Filed under CiviCRM

Lots of exciting things happening around – as recently mentioned the Kabissa project is getting up on speed, in the same time we are also approaching the finish of another project that we internally called HRD, after Human Rights Defenders. It’s a CiviCRM deployment and customisation for Front Line Defenders, a Dublin based organisation working on protection of human rights defenders globally. After...

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04 July, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

Kieran Lal recently mentioned on the civicrm-dev list that he was interested in integration with the SunLightLabs API integration. This has been on my list for some time and I decided to take a peek at the API and while doing so decided to take a quick hack at integrating the API in CiviCRM trunk. You can see the changeset for my first attempt here (note, we've had issues with fisheye...

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04 July, 2007
By shot
Filed under v1.8, CiviCRM

We are excited to announce that our 1.8 Alpha release is now available for download, as well as testing on our sandbox site.

This release features finding and merging duplicate contacts (de-duping), event price sets, employer fields in profiles, improved admin control panel, RSS feeds for events, the ability to define multiple payment processors, and more; the CiviCRM 1.8 Roadmap...

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03 July, 2007
By kurund
Filed under v1.8

In addition to many new features in CiviCRM v1.8, we have worked on few improvements for CiviCRM Profile.

1. We have added functionality which allows people to create User Account in Drupal using CiviCRM profile. So this way, user can create customized User Registration pages without using default Drupal User Registration form.

For more details: CRM-1633

2. Another interesting feature for profile is Option to Generate Email Notifications when a profile is created or edited.

For more details:...

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