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Magento 0.9.17740 Available for Download

We are happy to announce the availability for download of Magento Preview version 0.9.17740.

Magento's production feature set is now mostly complete with a few minor adjustments expected with the production version release. A full list of Magento's features can be viewed here.

New Functionality and Major Highlights

  • Added one more method of creating simple products while adding/editing configurable products
  • CMS pages and block now can be assigned to multiple store views
  • Credit card information is no longer saved in Magento (except saved credit card payment method, which is the only exception, in that case all info is encrypted) neither in sessions nor in the database
  • Performance optimizations (db schema and queries, blocks generation and caching):
    1. Top menu join queries rewritten, top menu block is cached now on per store view level for every active category
    2. Added catalog indexes for layered navigation and search
    3. Added dynamic merge and whitespace remove during JavaScript load
    4. Footer block is cached
    5. Implemented directive in layout xml to avoid instantiating of unwanted block objects, skipped left/right column blocks generation for pages with 1-column template
    6. Most of sales order attributes became static and were moved to one raw table
    7. Quote, quote address and quote items entities are stored separately
    8. Greatly improved popular tags block generation time
    9. Quote optimization for using in top links block and in the sidebar
    10. Implemented caching API for using in Mage_Core_Model_Abstract descendant models
    11. Removed unnecessary queries from catalog pages and homepage (e.g. reduced total number of database queries from 700 to 60 for homepage, and from 500 to 100 on product listing page on a database of 1000 products and 300 categories).

Enhancements and Bugfixes

  • Fixed configurable products editing
  • Fixed applying coupons
  • Fixed catalog price rules
  • Fixed French locale installation issues
  • Fixed GoogleCheckout shipping taxes
  • Fixed random app cache cleaning
  • Few minor shipping and payment modules fixes
  • Improved admin grids navigation
  • Converted short open tags in templates to full ones
  • Removed drop tables statements in DB install scripts
  • Admin dashboard and reports fixes
  • Fixed import/export tax template fields
  • Added extra validation for requested store in URL
  • Fixed admin access denied right after login
  • Fixed styles and javascripts for Safari

Known Issues

  • Tax after discount in Google Checkout - only available if merchant calculation callback was reached
  • After upgrade existing products should be resaved in order to get their attributes to be used in layered navigation
  • We will add title to tax rule to be able to identify it in the reports
  • Admin is not able to unsubscribe customer from products alerts
  • Configuration fields that are not available in current scope will be displayed in disable state instead of hiding them
  • Google Chart API image on the admin dashboard gives warning for non-secure items in IE6
  • There is a problem to checkout if store owner enabled fraud detection in online payment gateways with support for fraud settings
  • We have limitation on imported date in current implementation of dataflow. Using 128MB: for customers the maximum is 406 items, for products the maximum is 12927 items from our tests
  • When adding new address in multiple shipping address checkout current address selection is lost
  • Price display options (incl. tax, etc) affect only catalog pages now
  • Configurable products stay in shopping carts even after they were deleted in admin
  • Floating action buttons in admin do not work in IE6
  • Google checkout subscribe to newsletter is not implemented
  • Store view switcher will not work if '#' symbol is present in the url
  • Upgrading using the Magento PEAR Channel, it is highly recommend to use upgrade-all and not to upgrade each package individually
  • Direct refunds for online payment gateways will be implemented in the next release
  • Adding tracking information from invoice along with created shipment is coming
  • After upgrade, need to logout and login to admin to see the changes
  • Paypal Express Checkout for Paypal Payments Pro can't auto capture from the admin manage orders module
  • XAMPP/WAMP Users - While testing upgrades from the PEAR channel, issues were discovered. At this time we do not recommend PEAR channel upgrades in these environments
  • If you installed the latest version not using the PEAR installer, you can still use the PEAR channel upgrade (make sure all directories are writable for web server user) by going to Remote Extensions (admin) and clicking on Interface_Adminhtml_Default, Action tab and click install. Repeat same procedure for Interface_Frontend_Default and Interface_Install_Default
  • After upgrading, please logout to refresh the current installation
  • There is no payment method information available when using Paypal Express checkout
  • There's no form fields validation when creating an order in admin
  • System fields values are not translated when exporting data
  • Multi-store and multiple values support in batch export/import tool is missing, right now we have only per store import/export
  • There is no xml validation for batch export/import advanced profiles
  • Configurable product price doesn't use locale format to display
  • Security warnings when submitting forms from secure to non-secure pages
  • We have no ability to filter who’s online grid in Customer Firstname, Lastname or email columns
  • We have no ability right now to estimate shipping to Puerto-Rico via UPS or USPS when customer chooses country US and state Puerto Rico
  • drag and drop categories does not work with URL rewrites
  • After editing an existing DataFlow profile the profile will no longer execute. We are looking into this one right away and hope to have a fix for it in the next few days

Sample Data

The sample data archive file is available in .zip (38 MB), .tar.gz (37 MB), and .tar.bz2 (36MB) formats to download (the files contain exactly the same content inside and are provided in different formats just for your convenience). Each archive contains a SQL script that should be applied on a clean database with your database management tool (phpMyAdmin or whatever you use), and ‘media’ folder with sample product images that you should copy to your Magento media folder. You should then run the regular installation process as for a complete package. Please make sure that you have exactly the same version of Magento that the sample data is provided for – 0.9.17740. Please also backup all your data and keep separately any custom changes on the files you did, because they may not be compatible with the sample data provided.
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