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24 February, 2008
By lobo
Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

CiviCRM v2.0 has gotten really good community feedback and testing. We plan on having at least two more beta releases before issuing a final release. Both the forums and the issue queue have been very busy with good bugs (some of which have been there for the past couple of versions!) and great feature ideas, many of which we plan to implement in v2.1. We've already resolved more than 375 bugs in v2.0 which is close to 100 more bugs than the previous highest (282 in 1.8). The forums are averaging more than 75 forums post / weekday. Most of these posts are either related to 2.0 or we test...

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22 February, 2008
By michal

CiviCRM 2.0 doesn’t only start introducing significant code oriented architecture changes, we’re also using the occasion of having a nice, round release number to introduce some new things in the process. This version is the first one where we want to announce official string freeze stage in our release process. From now on, every beta3 release of an upcoming version (2.0.beta3, 2.1.beta3, 2.2.beta3, etc.) will be officially the point at which translators can be sure that they won’t be “racing” with developers to provide decent translation of new version...

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21 February, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

Dave Greenberg and myself will be in New Orleans during NTEN. If you are interested in a meeting please let us know via email (lobo at yahoo dot com) and we can figure out a convenient time. We'd love to meet individual/organizations who use/deploy CiviCRM but are not active in the community. We'd like to hear more about what you do and get some feedback on things we do right/wrong and things we should improve upon. Additionally, there are a few CiviCRM related events during NTEN:

  • A CiviCRM developer/advanced user training. You can find more details...
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20 February, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM, Training

After a lot of back and forth, we've finally settled on our first developer training session for 2008. The training is in New Orleans on March 18th and 19th before the NTen Conference. The exact venue is yet to be determined. If anyone is in New Orleans and can host us please let us know.

Click on the links to read more details on our first and second bootcamps. The camps were quite useful to everyone...

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20 February, 2008
Filed under v2.0
The team has been working hard to fix issues and bugs reported by the community - and a second beta release of CiviCRM 2.0 is now available for download on SourceForge. We strongly encourage folks to download and test the beta. If you have an existing CiviCRM install - please upgrade a test copy of your site. Your efforts are critical to help ensure a smooth transition and a quality final release. We especially need folks with existing Joomla installs to (re)test the upgrade process as we've fixed a number... Read more
16 February, 2008
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

Now that v2.0 has hit beta, its time for us to start thinking (and working) on v2.1. Yes, I know many of you have not yet downloaded v2.0 beta. Please consider downloading and testing the release NOW. This help us release a higher quality product :)

Due to the nature of open source schedules (which are random AND non-deterministic), v2.0 is being released at approximately the same time as Joomla v1.5 and Drupal v6.0. This is definitely not ideal, but since we did not have a good idea of when either CMS would be actually released, it made scheduling more difficult. Hence 2.0 does not...

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13 February, 2008
Filed under v2.0

We are excited to announce that our 2.0 Beta release is now available for download, AND to try out on our demo site. You can find Release Highlights here, and check out the

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08 February, 2008
By hallman
Filed under CiviCRM

If you've implemented CiviCRM, please consider adding a case study to http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Case+Studies or the forums at http://forum.civicrm.org/index.php/board,4.0.html.
It would be great if you could include detailed descriptions of the implementation (custom fields used, profiles, special menus created for tasks) as well as obstacles, work-arounds, "results".

Also, if you will be attending the NTEN...

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08 February, 2008
By hallman
Filed under CiviCRM

Dave Greenberg sent this to the civicrm-dev list, but I don't see it in the blog so I'm posting his message here. -- Judy Hallman

If you're attending (or thinking about attending) NTEN's Non-profit
Technology Conference in New Orleans this March - check out these
CiviCRM related happenings...

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Developer Bootcamp - March 18-19 in New Orleans
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If you're a developer / integrator who wants to learn more about the inner-workings of CiviCRM...

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08 February, 2008
By michal
Filed under CiviCRM

After 2.5 weeks in India, the Polish team is happy (hmm...?) to report safe landing in Warsaw last Tuesday. :-) We spent the first two weeks in Mumbai, hanging out with our mates from the India team, and with Lobo. Before that, I had the opportunity to meet only some members of the team, during other travels. It was the first time, when (almost) the whole group was gathered in a single physical space. Sitting in one room with people who you've been talking to via IM or email for almost 3 years now, but most of whom you've never seen before makes you think about the balance between...

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