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I've installed and am running Zend Platform 3.0.0 on my MacBook. I'm quite pleased with the stability and reliability of the platform. have not done any major testing regarding the speed increase, but I suspect its not noticeable since the machine is not very loaded and already quite responsive
Zend has introduced a new developer license scheme, where you can run Zend Platform for free on your development box. This is quite good for us since we dont have to pay for it. However there are two minor things...Read more
I've been spending the past few days with Eclipse and BIRT. Their examples and screencasts are quite valuable to understanding a fairly complex application. I suspect this model of documentation is quite applicable to CiviCRM also.
I'm making pretty good progress with CiviReport and currently have a BIRT library with various reports that can be distributed. I'm focusing on CiviContribute for the initial set of reports, but it is quite...Read more
Thanx to our colleagues from PicNet, we've had support for Joomla! since CiviCRM v1.1. Joomla! is a fairly popular open source CMS and seems to have a significantly larger user base than Drupal. Unfortunately Joomla! does not make it easy to extend some core functionality like Drupal. Hence, CiviCRM on Joomla! lacks a few very important features.
We were hoping that Joomla! 1.5 would address these issues, but that did not happen. At the same time our user base on Joomla is growing quite nicely. Our...Read more
We did manage to hit the code freeze and branch date of Feb 26th. v1.7 is now off and living in its own branch. If you are using svn to get the latest version of the code base, make sure you switch to the v1.7 branch (svn switch is a useful command)
We currently have 5 open issues for v1.7. This number should come down to 2 or 3 before the end of the week. We've been focussing a lot on trying to increase the quality of our...Read more
From our friends at CivicActions comes the Draft Al Gore site using Drupal and CiviCRM. They use a pretty nifty thermometer module to track the amount of money coming in via CiviContribute. You can get the thermometer module from their svn repository. I hope to incorporate some of the ideas from there into the vanilla CiviCRM thermometer. Thanx to Owen for the tip :)
CivicActions has...Read more
It's been a while, i was trying to get Eclipse-BIRT working on my machine (Ubuntu Edgy). Finally got success few days back.
Here are the steps for installation:
1) Get the Eclipse using Ubuntu update manager.
sudo aptitude install eclipse
2) BIRT package is not installed by default in Eclipse. So use Eclipse update manager and select package BIRT Reporting Tool.
You might get few errors:
- Could not write in /usr/lib .....
chmod -R 777 /usr/lib/eclipse
- I also got following errors:
Requested operation cannot be...
|Feb 26th||Code and Schema Freeze||All major features coded, branch for v1.7|
|Feb 26th||Issue Testing||Test all 1.6 resolved issues. Run unit and selenium tests|
|Mar 12th||Issue Testing||Test all 1.7 resolved issues|
|Mar 12th||Publish latest tarballs...|