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Magento 1.1.0 Beta - Now Available

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Magento 1.1.0 Beta is now available for download and upgrade via the Magento Downloader. Please note this this is a beta product and it is strongly not recommended for use in production environments.

The release notes can be found here. Detailed instructions of upgrading custom themes will be released shortly.

Installing Magento 1.1.0 Beta

To install Magento 1.1.0 Beta using Full-Package or Downloader go here.

If you use the Magento Downloader 1.1.0 Beta, it will install Magento 1.0.19870 (since the Downloader is configured to download and install the latest 'Stable' version which is 1.0.19870). After installation is done do the following to upgrade to version 1.1.0:

  • Log into the Magento Connect Manager and go tho the 'Setting' tab.
  • Change the Preferred State to Beta, and save the settings.
  • Return to the 'Extensions' tab.
  • Click on the 'Check for Upgrades' button (this is a new button added in the New Manager Version you just installed).
  • After a few minutes you should get a few packages that are available for upgrade. For the Mage_All_Latest package select upgrade.
  • Click on the 'Commit Changes' button. The upgrade should start.
  • After upgrade is complete click on the 'Refresh' button.
  • You should now have Magento 1.1.0 Beta installed.

Sample Data: Before installing Magento download and populate the sample data found on the download page, and go through the steps above.

Upgrading an existing Magento Version

It is now also possible to upgrade your existing Magento installation to 1.1 Beta through the Magento Connect Manager. To do so:

  • Do NOT use your live or production site. We suggest making a copy of your site and upgrading that copy.
  • Log into your Magento Connect Manager.
  • Select the 'Setting' tab.
  • Change the Preferred State to 'Beta', and save settings.
  • For the Mage_All_Latest package select upgrade.
  • Click on the 'Commit Changes' button. The upgrade should start.
  • After upgrade is complete click on the 'Refresh' button.
  • You should now have Magento 1.1 Beta installed.

Note: To be able to continue getting updates for 1.0 (and not upgrade to 1.1) - upgrade Mage_All_Latest to 1.0.19875 with 'Preferred State' selected to 'Stable' in the Setting tab of your Magento Connect Manager. This will install the new Magento Connect Manager that will allow you to select the version you want to upgrade to.

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1.1 trunk was also updated. Please keep an eye on the list in STATUS.txt in the 1.1 branch root folder.

Feedback?

We greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions in this forum topic.

Magento 1.1 stable release is scheduled for mid to late July - we will post more information as soon as it is available. Stay tuned to the blog for updates.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Priorities can change and features may be moved to later releases. We know how important these features are to merchants, but we advise you to not make any serious business decisions based on an unreleased feature. Varien does reserve the right to change this list, and cannot assume responsibility for any loss that might come from a late or unreleased feature.

UPDATE: A new demo store preview is available for 1.1.0 Beta at http://demo11.magentocommerce.com. Only front-end is available at this time. We will be adding some new products to this new demo store over the next few days

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