CiviCRM release two versions at the same time!

Two versions at once? CiviCRM versions 3.4.alpha1 and 4.0.alpha1 are available!
The world of open source isn't stagnant,  since the stable version 3.3 was released,  Drupal 7 and Joomla 1.6 were made available. Since making CiviCRM work with new versions of these two CMSes required some backwards incompatible changes,  two versions of CiviCRM have been released:

  • 4.0.alpha1 for Drupal 7 and Joomla 1.6
  • 3.4.alpha1 for Drupal 6 and Joomla 1.5

The community will be actively testing the new versions over the coming months to iron any issues out but you can have a sneak peak some of the great new features, which include.

  • Comprehensive change logging reports for Contact data and Contributions
  • Ability to REVERT changes to contact data
  • Improvements to extensions mechanism (ability to download extensions automatically)
  • A new improved api and other features, sponsored through successful Make it Happen campaigns:
  • Permissioning for Joomla! 1.6 (requires CiviCRM 4.0)
  • Workflow (rules integration) for CiviMail (Drupal installs)
  • Campaign Integration with other CiviCRM components
  •  Multi-Site and hierarchical groups support for CiviMail 
  • Add Prev/Next links to dedupe merge screen
  • Membership “upsell” - allowing membership type to be changed on renewal while maintaining continuity
  • Credit offline and existing contributions to a personal campaign page

More details on the new features are in the What's new in CiviCRM v3.4 / v4.0? post.

CiviCRM is more than a great contacts database, if you want to know more, contact us today.