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Help organise SimpleInvoices.org

Hi Guys,

Work is moving forward for a 2013 release but we've got a few non coding things we need help with and looking for a people to run different parts of SimpleInvoices.org

Translation manager

Matt setup an online translation server for SimpleInvoices at transifex.com and looks great but as its not directly linked to our code in github we need someone to continually update transifex and merge the new files into our main code. No coding is require, just need someone to own this process and help us get more transations

Wiki manager: Move full wiki to GitHub

The wiki for SimpleInvoices has been split over a few platforms for a few reason we're looking for someone to merge and cleanup all the wiki pages into 1 location at our github wiki

Website manager: Move current website to Jekyll and run using GitHub Pages

Currently our website simpleinvoices.org is maintained using Dokuwiki and store on a digitalocean vps, but a better option for an open source project is to store and manage the website via github pages : http://pages.github.com/

We need someone to help convert our mixed static and dokuwiki site to a jekyll : http://jekyllrb.com (or similar) website

If you'd like to help SimpleInvoices.org talk to us either at:

Changes to the Support Forum

Hello everyone,

After using the SimpleInvoices Google+ community for development discussion over the past few months we have decided to move our general support forum over to Google+ too.

We will be making the existing forum read only in the near future and would ask that any new support requests be posted to the 'Support' section in the Google+ community.

This change should make it easier for the team to monitor support requests and ensure that nothing gets missed.

Matt

Developer Discussion on Google+

Hello all,

The developer discussion has now been moved to the Simple Invoices Community on Google+.

Simple Invoices on Google+

We are hoping that this will help to get more people involved in discussions about the project.

Thanks,

Matt

We need your help to keep Simple Invoice alive!

Hi Guys,

To help kickstart active development of Simple Invoices (which hasn't had a major release in over 2 years) Justin Kelly (Founder) and Matt West (SI project admin) need to raise some cash to support continual development.

We are looking to raise money through monthly subscriptions from SimpleInvoices supporters.


We really want to keep Simple Invoices alive and make it even more awesome - we hope you do to. With your support we can make this happen!

Why are we looking for financial contributions?

  • Both Matt and Justin are passionate Simple Invoices developers but are crazy busy with work, families, and commercial web development. Your contributions would go to ensuring that we can work on Simple Invoices and still pay the bills every month.
  • To make SimpleInvoices even more awesome we need dedicated developers curating, developing, leading and supporting SimpleInvoices. Your contributions would allow us to dedicate more time to Simple Invoices to turn it into the fantastic product it has the potential to be.
  • We can provide the support, stewardship and development SimpleInvoices needs but require a little finance to make it a reality.
  • Simple Invoices has been downloaded well over 150,000 times, thousands of support requests on the forum and countless emails have been answered


Matt and Justin will each commit a minimum number of hours per month dedicated to SimpleInvoices. The more subscriptions we can raise, the more hours we can commit. If we can get a decent amount of support by 1st August 2012 we'll send out subscription info and make this happen!!

What do you get?

  • A commitment from Matt and Justin to active develop Simple Invoices
    • We'll push out monthly releases
    • Dedicated hours to answering all support requests on the fourm
    • Doing a monthly blog posts with all news and updates
  • $5 gets you name on our subscribers page and in the SimpleInvoices credits
  • $20 gets your name and link to your site on our subscribers pages and in the SimpleInvoices credits
  • $100 get your name / company logo and link on the front page of SimpleInvoices.org (15K uniques per month) and all of the above


Right now its do or die time for SimpleInvoices

Lend a hand and sign up at the support page to keep SimpleInvoice alive!


Cheers

Justin

Simple Invoices 2011.1 released

Hi Guys,

Simple Invoices 2011.1 has been released

You can grab the download from:

Whats new:

Documentation:

If you have any issues or queries please post here in the forum

Cheers

Justin

Development Update

Hello All,

Just a quick update on what has been going on with Simple Invoices development recently.

We've changed the development mailing list by moving all code and issue related messages to their own group which can be found at tracker.simpleinvoices.org. If you would like to receive these messages then please sign up to this new group. We've made this change so that there is less 'noise' in the developer mailing list. The main developer discussion will be staying on Posterous for the time being.

There is a discussion about the library used to generate PDFs going on in an issue thread on Google Code. We are thinking about maybe moving to a new library to speed up PDF generation and make it more reliable and flexible. If you have any suggestions of libraries that we should consider or want to join in the discussion please post your comments here: http://code.google.com/p/simpleinvoices/issues/detail?id=169

A big thanks goes out to all those that have contributed to the project over the last few weeks. A few of those that have made notable contributions (technical or non-technical) are below:

  • Raffael Luthiger
  • Seth Lauzon
  • ananthisanthi (forum)

I will try to get these updates out every few weeks in the future.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

· 2011/08/20 18:52 · Matt West · 1 Comment

Simple Invoices on Twitter

You can now follow us on twitter for news about development and future releases.

Follow us at @SimpleInvoices

- Matt

Simple Invoices Development

Hello All,

For those of you that don't know me I am Matt West, one of the developers on SimpleInvoices. I have been asked to take care of this project for the next few months and I'm pretty excited about working with all the developers (and users) to help keep Simple Invoices rocking.

I am currently trying to get a feel for how many people are interested in working on Simple Invoices and so it would be really great if you could head over to the developer discuss group and introduce yourself (if you haven't already). Please feel free to post any ideas that you might have over on the dev group too.

The developer group can be found at: http://dev.simpleinvoices.org

If you have any questions you can reach me on twitter (@MattAntWest).

- Matt

Simple $0 cost way to help SimpleInvoices.org

Hi Guys

Here at SimpleInvoices.org we use dropbox on our vps server to manage all the backups of our website, forum, blog, databases, wiki, subversion etc.. and are in need of space upgrade to keep things all happy

To help us out if you could sign-up for a free dropbox.com account - using this link

http://db.tt/8yS2tgb

install the app, sign-in and you'll have greatly helped SImpleInvoices.org

thats it :) thanks

How does this help? I have a edu account with dropbox and each referral signup gets us 500MB extra backup space (upto 16GB, @dropbox would be nice this limit could be increased to)

If you have any issues or quries please post in our forum:

Cheers

Justin

http://db.tt/8yS2tgb

SimpleInvoices at phpMelbourne 18th April 7PM

Hi Guys

I'll be speaking at PHP Melbourne (Australia) on Monday (18th April 7PM) about Simple Invoices

If anyone wants to know more about Simple Invoices please come along

For location details etc.. refer: http://phpmelb.org/

Cheers

Justin

refer: http://blog.justin.kelly.org.au/simpleinvoices-at-phpmelbourne-18th-april-7pm

Simple Invoices for Windows

Hi Guys,

I'm pleased to announce the availability of Simple Invoices for Windows. This is the simplest way to get Simple Invoices running locally on a Windows PC. Just download, unzip, double click SimpleInvoices.exe and thats it.

Nothing to install - it just works from where ever you unzip it - so can run from usb etc.. fine

Thanks so much to John from http://teammc.cc/ for creating this and agreeing to maintain it - so future releases of Simple Invoices will be available as the normal webapp and for windows.

Download:
http://simpleinvoices.googlecode.com/files/simpleinvoices_for_windows.2010.2.update-1.revision-1.zip

Post on the forum ( http://simpleinvoices.org/forum ) it you have any issues or queries

When i get a bit more time i'll write up some documentation

Cheers

Justin

· 2010/09/16 06:03 · justin · 8 Comments

Simple Invoices 2010.2 Update 1 released!

Hi Guys,

Simple Invoices 2010.2 Update 1 has been released

You can grab the download from:

Whats new:

  • This releases fixes the edit customer issue in 2010.2

Documentation:

If you have any issues or queries please post here in the forum

Cheers

Justin

Simple Invoices 2010.2 released!!

Hi Guys,

After 8 beta releases I'm very happy to announce the availability of Simple Invoices 2010.2 !

You can grab the download from:

Whats new:

Documentation:

If you have any issues or queries please post here in the forum:

Cheers

Justin

Simple Invoices 2010.2 Beta 8 released

Hi Guys,

I'm very happy to announce the availability of Simple Invoices 2010.2 Beta 8 release!

  • this is hopefully the last beta release before 2010.2 stable is released

You can grab the download from:

Whats new:

  • paypal button updated
  • .htaccess updated
  • update customer credit card issue fixed
  • Quick View html/custom fields issue fixed

Documentation:

If you have any issues or queries please post in the forum:

Cheers

Justin

Simple Invoices 2010.2 Beta 7 released!

Hi Guys,

I'm very happy to announce the availability of Simple Invoices 2010.2 Beta 7 release!

You can grab the download from:

Whats new:

  • Issue with editing invoices in beta 6 fixed
  • Issue with custom fields in beta 6 fixed
  • Fixed biller sales report status issue
  • Fixed paid invoices issue
  • Fixed Paypal IPN issue fixed re invoice id

Documentation:

If you have any issues or queries please post here in the forum

Cheers

Justin

 
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