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February 22, 2008
By michal Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM, Internationalization and Localization

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.

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February 21, 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:

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February 20, 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.

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February 20, 2008
By Dave Greenberg 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 of issues there. If you've already installed the initial 2.0 beta distribution - and have reported issues - please take the time to install beta 2 and verify that your issues have been resolved. There were no database changes from beta 1 to beta 2 - so you can simply over-write the beta 1 codebase. I've included a listing of the 30 issues which were resolved between beta 1 and beta 2 below. You can see the current list of remaining open issues here.
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February 16, 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 :)

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February 13, 2008
By Dave Greenberg 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 resolved issues listing for details on the 330+ improvements and bug fixes.

2.0 has significant code and schema changes to improve performance and scalability. The upgrade process is now a multi-step web-based process. We would like to encourage folks to download and test the beta release and help improve the final product. You can contribute significantly to the project by testing the upgrade process against a copy of your 1.9 data, as well as running your regular tasks on an upgraded site.

 
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February 8, 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".

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February 8, 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...

******************************************************** Developer Bootcamp - March 18-19 in New Orleans ********************************************************

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February 8, 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.

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February 4, 2008
By Dave Greenberg Filed under CiviCRM
Last week we got some feedback on the dynamic Contact Search feature - in the form of a bug report. The topic was "Autofill is too aggressive". The search box was being auto-filled based on the first few letters typed - and the auto-filling was often NOT helpful. It sometimes jumped ahead and completed the field with a different name then the one they were looking for.
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