CiviCRM 3.4.6 and 4.0.6 released
Via the CiviCRM blog, the CiviCRM team has recently announced the release of 3.4.6 and 4.0.6. This point release includes several exciting new “Make-it-Happen” features, along with 170+ bug fixes and minor improvements. The new features include:
- Membership Price Sets – Does your organization have national, regional and local chapter memberships? Now you can offer self-service online membership signup and renewal for multiple memberships on the same online contribution page.
- Recurring Contributions and Auto-renewing Memberships with Google Checkout
- Previous / Next Navigation for Search Results – Now you can easily move through the contact summary pages within a set of search results! Just click the Next and Previous buttons.
New and improved CiviCRM API
CiviCRM 3.4 and 4.0 bring you a new and improved API 3, designed from scratch by non-core CiviCRM developers (i.e. people who actually use the API calls every day). Your existing code utilising API 2 calls should still work, but you’re more than encouraged to test and upgrade it to the new API 3 calls – API 3 is the one that will be developed in the future, while API 2 will only receive critical fixes.
You can download the release from SourceForge. The filenames include the 3.4.6 and 4.0.6 labels, e.g. civicrm-3.4.6-drupal.tar.gz or civicrm-4.0.6-joomla.zip. Make sure you’re downloading the correct version: for Drupal or Joomla. Again, remember that 4.0.x works with Joomla 1.6 and Drupal 7, while 3.4.x works with Joomla 1.5 and Drupal 6.
If you’re doing a fresh install or upgrading, detailed instructions are on the CiviCRM blog.