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Earlier today Fen Labalme from CivicActions sent an email to the dev list regarding CiviMail performance and the not-so-great number that they've seen on their servers. His complete email and the thread is here.
The results were not great and I wanted to verify and check the results on my local powerbook. I ran a few tests with mock data and came back with significantly better results.
Those of you who've been using CiviCRM for a while and/or following the progress of the project already know that there's never a dull moment around here. It's only a few days after the release of 1.7 stable - and we're well into work on the NEXT release (1.8).
We are working on a compressed timeline for 1.8 - targeting beta in June - so we've had to take a hard look at what we can and can't accomplish. We've postponed several of the larger and more complex items to 2.0 - where we will be able to take advantage of PHP 5 features. That said, there are quite a few cool features in...Read more
We are pleased to announce that CiviCRM 1.7 stable is now available for download.
CiviCRM is the first open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, internationalised, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups.
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What's New in 1.7
The big news for 1.7 is CiviEvent - providing integrated online event registration and...
CiviCRM v1.7 has been in beta for quite some time. We've had 1000+ downloads and hence a fair number of installs and upgrades. The rate of issues being filed has dropped significantly and we will push out a final release next week. As with other CiviCRM releases, we will periodically update the final release with critical bug fixes and security updates. We hope a longer beta period results in far fewer revisions.
The team has started work on CiviCRM v1.8. As mentioned in previous blog...Read more
There’s quite a lot of talk lately about using CiviCRM in multilingual setups. After doing some research, Jose A. Reyero of Development Seed came up with a very through blog post describing the issues faced while trying to run CiviCRM on a site that is supposed to switch its language on the fly.
The current state of CiviCRM with regards to running a multilingual site is summed up quite rightly there. The language of the interface, being translated in the PO files, can be...Read more
CiviCRM is localised into several languages and used by non-English communities around the world. Before it could be localised, though, it had to be internationalised – i.e., it had to be modified to make the localisation possible. My first assignment when working on CiviCRM was to take the English-only application, internationalise it and localise it to Polish.
After a bit of thinking we decided to follow the gettext approach (and, actually, used gettext in the end), which means keeing the strings (words, sentences – texts in...Read more
We are glad to announce that in reply to recent requests we are launching a new support and discussion tool for our great community of users - CiviCRM Forums:
We encourage everyone to use the Forums for all support questions and discussion (except for technical developer topics), starting immediately.
Our aim is to centralize all support on CiviCRM Forums and transfer most of the traffic from mailing lists and Joomla forums that we were using so far. We will continue to use the civicrm-dev mailing list...Read more
CiviCRM seems to be growing at a fairly nice pace with a good adoption rate in the community. In the run up to the presidential elections, quite a few of the democratic grassroots political campaigns have used Drupal / CiviCRM as their organizing and fund-raising platform.
Recently Amnesty International chose CiviCRM as their CRM platform for Project Impact (Drupal was chosen a few months ago for the CMS). This is great news for CiviCRM and we expect this project to play a big role in improving the usability and internationalization features of...Read more