The first BETA release of version 2.2 - including CiviCase, Personal Campaign Pages, Soft Credits, Multi-value Custom Fields and more - is now available for download. You can use the automated upgrade script to upgrade from 2.1.x OR from a 2.2 alpha site. This release will be fully upgrade-able to any additional beta versions as well as 2.2 stable. Please help ensure a quality stable release by downloading and testing 2.2 beta against a copy of your site and data.
... If this is your first look at 2.2, check out the 2.2 Roadmap
for a good overview. Or you can review a compete listing of new features, improvements and bug fixes on the issue tracker
You can download CiviCRM 2.2 Beta at the "civicrm_latest" download page
. The filenames include the 2.2 Beta label: civicrm-2.2.beta…
. Be sure and download the correct version for your CMS (Drupal or Joomla). For standalone installs, download the Drupal version. System requirements for 2.2 are the same as for 2.1: PHP 5.2.x, MySQL 5.x with INNODB enabled, Drupal 6.x OR Joomla 1.5.x.
New 2.2 Installations
If you are installing CiviCRM 2.2 from scratch, use the installation instructions linked below:
Upgrading from 2.1.x OR from 2.2 Alpha
If you are upgrading an existing 2.1 site (working with a copy of the site, of course) or a 2.2 Alpha site, we have provided a browser-based database upgrade script. Test-driving the upgrade process with a copy of your live data is a great way to increase your karma. You help both your organization / clients AND the project as a whole by uncovering any issues with the upgrade - and the team will do our best to help you diagnose and fix any problems.
We will continue to provide an easy to run browser-based upgrade, so you can easily upgrade your test site over the course of the 2.2 release cycle (beta -> stable).
The upgrade process for Joomla installs has changed starting with this release. You no longer need to UNINSTALL CiviCRM using the Joomla Extension Manager before installing a new version or revision. Using the Extension Manager UNINSTALL function WILL DELETE ALL CiviCRM TABLES AND DATA.
Detailed instructions for upgrading are here:
Reporting Issues and Bugs
We look forward to getting your feedback on the release in the coming days. If you have questions installing, upgrading and / or using 2.2 features - or you're seeing a problem and you're not sure if it's a bug - please post your issue to the 2.2 release testing section of the community forums
. Include as many specifics as possible about the issue or question.
Bugs should be reported via our issue tracking system
. Please select 2.2 in the ‘Affects Version’ dropdown. You will need to register as a user – this ensures that we can follow-up with you on your bug reports if necessary. Please ensure that the bug you’ve found is not reported already by checking the open issues listing