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January 31, 2008
By deepak.srivastava Filed under v2.0

We continued with work in team strategy, helping team members to learn / share the work strategy and approach towards a problem. In last 5-6 days we have resolved 25 issues, created 29 and closed 43 issues which is the indication of better QA towards v2.0.

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January 25, 2008
By Dave Greenberg Filed under v2.0
Earlier this week I had an opportunity to meet with folks at the Glide Foundation in San Francisco. Glide "empowers San Francisco’s poor and disenfranchised to make meaningful changes in their lives to break the cycle of poverty and dependence" by providing an amazing range of programs from meals to housing, health services, employment training and more.
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January 22, 2008
By lobo Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

v2.0 has significant schema changes, and hence a simple sql script could no longer serve as our primary upgrade mechanism. We are introducing a new upgrade system in 2.0 which will run in a couple of steps and upgrade the user's database. It has been an interesting exercise to come up with the upgrade script. Here are a few things we learned as we went through the process.

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January 22, 2008
By manishzope Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM, Teams

The results of the first day of our Mumbai meetup were quite impressive. We successfully knocked out around 7-8 issues.

Day two started out with high energy levels. We divided the day into three sessions.

In the morning session, Piotr introduced us to the world of internationalization and some of the do-s and don’t-s about using ts() (the translation function). He also gave us a demo on using the Pootle-based translation server.

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January 21, 2008
By lobo Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

Most of the CiviCRM team is currently in Mumbai, India where we are having our first world wide developer meeting. :) We are missing Dave Greenberg who unfortunately had to cut short his trip to India. :( But he is present via the wiki, blog and issue queue prodding us along. :)

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January 12, 2008
By Dave Greenberg Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM
We hit our target date for code freeze and the team has been working through our regression testing cycle. We are re-testing all resolved issues from the 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9 queues to verify that no fixes / improvements got lost in the refactoring for 2.0. We've put up a PUBLIC SANDBOX running the latest 2.0 codebase. At this point it would be super useful if folks who have existing CiviCRM installs get on the sandbox and try running the commonly used features and function as they would do them on their own site. This should really help accelerate the process of flushing out edge case problems, etc. Login info and info about posting issues from 2.0 sandbox testing can be found on the sandbox home page. There are currently 11 open issues in the 2.0 queue - which we hope to get this down to below 5 by next week. The anticipated release milestones and dates are: Alpha release: 01/21/2008 (downloadable tarball and possibly an upgrade script for 1.9 -> 2.0 included) Beta release: 02/11/2008 Final release: 02/25/2008 If you're looking forward to features in the 2.0 release - the best thing you can do is help move the Quality Assurance process forward by testing stuff on the sandbox!
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December 27, 2007
By shot Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

For several versions now, CiviCRM ships with version checking mechanism that pings our server from time to time (every time you visit the Administer CiviCRM page of your install, but not more often than once a day) and lets you know if there’s a new major stable version available for download. (This mechanism can be turned off by visiting Administer CiviCRM → Global Settings → Miscellaneous Settings.)

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December 24, 2007
By lobo Filed under v2.0, CiviCRM

We have delayed CiviCRM v2.0 code freeze (and hence alpha/beta/final) dates. This was primarily because of other commitments, specifically developer boot camps and our combined travel schedules. We expect to have the code freeze in the second week of January (01/07/2008) to be followed by alpha, beta and final releases spaced out over the next six weeks.

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