v3.75: Use map without address

Translations: Deutsch (Deutschland)

The last blog post started with 27°C and sunshine and now thunderstorms and rain are moving across the country. Or as the radio host said so well today: “Today is the 92nd of April”. ☔️
But rain should not bother us, instead we take a look at what has been accomplished in the latest ChurchTools version.

Important: Please note the scheduled downtime from 07/19 to 07/20/2021. More on this at the bottom of the post.

Map without address 🌍

With Version 3.73 the possibility was implemented that the pin for the address can also be changed if it appears in a wrong place. If there is no address that can be stored, but you still want to set a pin, then this is now also possible from 3.75 onwards. It is especially helpful if the country does not use a uniform address system, as is the case in Germany, for example.

Export of persons is faster 🏎

Not all developments are visual in nature. Our developers also regularly screw under the hood to make ChurchTools even faster. The person export has now been improved. If many person records are exported, then this could take some time in the past. Under certain circumstances, the export was even aborted completely.

With version 3.75, the export has been revised so that it happens blazingly fast. No matter if 1 or 4000 records, the export now takes only a few seconds. (This optimization currently refers only to the pure person export, if no group memberships are exported).

Scheduled Downtime

Please note that we will change our database from MariaDB v10.1 to v10.5 in the night from 07/19 to 07/20 between 0:00 and 6:00, therefore ChurchTools will be unavailable for a few hours. We kindly apologize for any inconvenience! If desired, you can inform the users of your ChurchTools installation about this via a banner on the login and start page.

In the admin settings under General > Salutation > Settings you can store a message that will be displayed to all users on the start page.

Messages for all users can be easily maintained via the admin settings.

Further changes

If this is not enough for you, you will find all changes of this and earlier versions in our Changelog.

We hope you like the new version as much as we do. As always, you may leave praise and criticize in our forum.