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ParlGov 2015 released

We have added the 2015 stable version of the ParlGov data. An archived version is also available in the ParlGov Dataverse.

Sat 12 March 2016 — stable release
ParlGov 14/12 released

We have added the 2014 stable version of the ParlGov data. Our FAQ provides some details about the streamlined release process.

Mon 29 December 2014 — stable release
ParlGov 12/10 released

We have now released ParlGov 12/10, the fourth major stable version of the ParlGov project. There have been only minor changes and updates to the beta version we put online last week. ParlGov 12/10 includes all elections and cabinets until the end of August 2012 for the countries we cover. For the version we have added elections and cabinets in Switzerland from 1919 to 1947, in Australia from 1901 to 1945 and updated Australia and New Zealand from seats to votes level.

Mon 15 October 2012 — stable release
Beta version ParlGov 12/10 online

We are preparing a new stable version, ParlGov 12/10 -- Autumn 2012 and a beta version is now available online. We provide at least one stable version a year, which is a frozen snap shot of our development version. All significant changes since the last stable version are documented in the changelog. We plan to release the stable version at the beginning of next week.

Mon 8 October 2012 — stable release
ParlGov 11/07 released

We have now released ParlGov 11/07 (26 July 2011), the third major stable release of the ParlGov project. There have been no changes to the release candidate we put online a couple of days ago. ParlGov 11/07 includes all elections and cabinets until the mid of July for the countries we cover. In this version we have added elections and cabinets in Japan from 1945 to 1958 and updated Austria, Cyprus, Poland from seats to votes level data. Finally, there has been a number of smaller updates and corrections that are listed in the changelog.

Sun 31 July 2011 — stable release
ParlGov 10/11 online -- second stable release

Today, we have put online the second stable release of our project, ParlGov 10/11. There is an earlier news entry that gives a summary of the changes that come with this new version and the changelog provides a very detailed list of all changes. Most significant for users of previous versions is the change of all id variables as well as most table and variable names. Again, these changes turn ParlGov into a significantly cleaner data structure.

More information about the plans and schedule for the next version will follow in a separate news post.

Tue 16 November 2010 — stable release
Beta version ParlGov 10/11 online

A beta version of the next stable relase, ParlGov 10/11 – Autumn 2010, is now available online. We will test and may update it over the next days and plan to relase the next stable version at the beginning of next week.

Wed 10 November 2010 — stable release
ParlGov II -- release plan

We have started to push our work on the next stable version of ParlGov and aim to have a beta version by the end of the month. This new version includes two major changes: a new webdesign and a database refactoring. In addition, it includes recent political events and some data revisions. The changelog in the ParlGov Development wiki lists all data updates. We also aim at fixing all tickets that are assigned to 'milestone 1.1' and have priority 'high'.

The final release of the second stable version of ParlGov is scheduled for the end of September. We will post a second news entry to describe the new webdesign and the causes for the database refactoring.

Mon 2 August 2010 — stable release
ParlGov 10/02 online

We put up a first stable release of ParlGov today – www.parlgov.org. Many thanks for more beta comments from Potsdam and Florence. More information to follow.

Thu 25 February 2010 — stable release
beta-3 uploaded

This is the last version uploaded for testing purposes. We fixed some issues with broken links and fine tuned the navigation. There should be no changes to the final version. We will keep this version for a couple of days to test if everything is working properly.

Thu 18 February 2010 — stable release
beta-2 released

This is the second of three beta releases. We have received some valuable comments on the first beta version from colleagues in Cologne, Florence, Heidelberg, Konstanz and Vienna.

Mon 8 February 2010 — stable release
beta-1 released

This is the first release used for internal testing. Beta 2 will be released within a week from now.

Mon 1 February 2010 — stable release
release schedule

A first release of ParlGov was scheduled for January. Let us specify how we proceed with the release. Tomorrow, we will provide a first beta version at www.parlgov.org and will ask for some feedback. To this version, we also have to add some very minor corrections. A week later, we will introduce a second version for testing purposes, including recommendations and fixed open issues. The first official version of our data project will be ParlGov 10/02 (February 2010) and we release it in the third week of February.

Sun 31 January 2010 — stable release