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Monday 21 October 2013

Galette 0.7.6: Loïs sponsored

Versions follow one after the other and are all very different...

Sponsors follow one after the other and are all very different... ;-)

This time, it's Loïs (GruiicK) Taulelle, as a private individual, who sponsors nothing less than CSV import feature!
Loïs is the original creator of Galette (along with Frédéric Jacquot, aka Deelight), and was the main maintainer until I took over the project in 2007. He has never stopped following it, often contributing in several ways (he takes care of PostgreSQL install scripts, published several news on LinuxFr, etc.).

This new Galette release ships some other features along with CSV imports, I let you check out the changelog. CSV imports are already welld coumented (the sponsoring effet).

A very big thank to Loïs to made possible implementation of this new, and often asked, feature :-)

Saturday 17 August 2013

Galette 0.7.5: sponsored by Debian France!

Debian France nonprofit organization, who promotes the Debian operating system and myself, are proud to present you Galette 0.7.5!

After a few months of work, a few difficulties, hard work and meticulous tests; a new sponsored version was born. As a reminder, a "Sponsored release" means that some developments have been paid via my self-employment activity and reversed to the community.

Debian France requests were about distinct things:

  • subscriptions reminder emails (#368), scheduled via cron (#377)
  • reminders email templates (#376)
  • customizable invoices and receipts (#394)
  • contribution storage in accounting via an external script (#490) when adding a new contribution from Galette or Paypal plugin.

Very special thanks to Guillaume Rousse, who implemented some additionnal features:

  • add date/year dynamic fields type (#191)
  • add boolean dynamic fields type (#624)

A few other enhancements were brought along, and some bugs were fixed; see complete change log.

Again, many thanks to Debian France for their sponsoring, and also to everyone who were involved in improving and testing this release :-)

Read also Debian France news about their Galette support :-)

Wednesday 1 May 2013


After some adventures (new job, move accross country, ...); I finally find some time to work a bit on the project, and release a new corrective version!

Many issues have been fixed, see modifications list for the full list.

The only change that is not really a fix concerns Debian Squeeze powered hostings, and its patched PHP 5.3.3. Note that Galette does now requires PHP 5.3.7 at least, and that it is strongly advised to upgrade your PHP version if this requirement is not met; any other solution would be kind of patch-up job.

Nevertheless, popular linux distributions on hosting servers, such as Debian Squeeze or RHEL 6 do not provide PHP upper than 5.3.3, but security patches to be applied afterwards. Problem is Debian did not include all necessary patches.
A check is now performed at install time to detect failing cases, and a workaround was provided.

Monday 1 April 2013

License change

Galette is a project that has been running for several years now, numerous evolution have been possible, before and since I took the lead of the project. I hereby would like to thanks all the people that contributed, are contributing, used and are using galette.

However, times are changing, recently I have been approached to make of Galette a commercial product, handle by a rather large company. One of the condition for this was a change of license, the rights on the source code have to be acquired by this company.

I have been thinking about this offer for a while, balacing pros and cons. These days, maintaining Galette is a very though job and seeing how things are going recently and I must confess the large compensation proposed in exchange.

In the coming weeks, the rights and all the source code of Galette will be hand to this company. If you are using Galette, nothing changes for you, Galette remains (at least for now) free to use (I strongly fought for this). However, from the information I received, you will not longer be allowed to modify the code, nor develop plugin.

This is the end of an amazing journey, I am glad I could be in your company to do it.

EDIT: Obviously, nobody can believe such thing, it was an April Fool.

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