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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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02 July, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

We started work on the Kabissa project in full swing early last week. This basically adds a few more enhanced features to managing contacts of an organization. You can find the full specs and description on our Kabissa - CiviCRM Project Specifications wiki page.

The project is based on CiviCRM v1.8. It builds on some on our other consulting projects and will add a Kabissa Component to CiviCRM and a Drupal module. This combination will allow us to

  • Build an application form that potential members fill out that goes...
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27 June, 2007
By shot
Filed under v1.8, Architecture

The new de-dupe functionality, introduced in CiviCRM 1.8, is configurable under Administer CiviCRMDuplicate Contact Rules. This post describes the meaning of the fields and the way their contents impact the de-dupe search engine.

The first decision to make after going to Administer CiviCRMDuplicate Contact Rules is which rule to edit. For CiviCRM 1.8 we decided to allow one rule per every contact type (individual, organization and household); in future versions this can be extended to arbitrary list of rules.

After making the choice of which...

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25 June, 2007
Filed under v1.8, CiviCRM
UPDATED: July 24th (slipped beta by a few days and final by a week) Here is a tentative release schedule for v1.8. As in any software project, these dates are tentative and subject to delays. However, based on past history they should be pretty close. Check out the 1.8 Release Roadmap for a summary of features and improvements. We'll be looking for lots of volunteers to start pounding on the Alpha Sandbox next week - announcement to follow shortly... Read more
18 June, 2007
Filed under CiviCRM

Code for Change, a group internship program for computer science students, is working on adding several features to CiviCRM this summer. U.S. PIRG launched Code for Change this summer for several reasons:

  • Get some great work done on open source software that benefits our work and that of all other organizations doing political advocacy work.
  • Identify and recruit students and anyone else who is interested in gaining software development experience and contributing to open source...
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15 June, 2007
By lobo
Filed under CiviCRM

Earlier today we saw our 10,000 th commit :) For the curious, michal mach was responsible for this commit and the changeset is here (yes, i agree quite a disappointing 10,000th commit). For the curious, the changeset for the very first commit is here. This comes out to an average of approx 10.5 commits for every day (or approx 15 commits if u ignore weekends and holidays).

Earlier this week we also saw the 2,000 th issue filed. For the curious, Dave...

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12 June, 2007
By idealso
Filed under v1.8, CiviCRM

In 1.7, event management was added to CiviCRM. The timing on this was good for us (Ideal Solution, LLC), and allowed us to use CiviCRM for a customer who primarily wanted to allow members to sign up for events, such as conferences. The difficulty was that conferences typically have multiple options, each with its own additional price: basic registration, meals, guests, etc. Each additional option increases the total number of possible combinations. Price Sets were added to manage this.

With price sets, you...

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