12 July

Magento Preview Version CE 1.6.0.0-rc2

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Magento has announced the release of the RC2 of the new version 1.6.0.0.  Many developers have judged this version
as a “new beginning” of the Magento Community, as well as others developers have judged it as “more of the same”. So… what’s true?,
you tell me!  When we tested 1.6 RC2 we were more than happy for just one thing….We didn’t have ANY installation problems, finally!

Magento Commerce site say:

Some of the key new features in this release include:

Minimum Advertised Price (MAP Pricing)
Persistent Shopping Across Devices and Browsers
Enhanced Order Payment Action for PayPal Express Checkout
And much more…

Talking about improvements, we can now find the dynamic SKU for Configurable Products, changes in Moneybookers and an update of the Prototype library to 1.7.  Another relevant feature is the removal of Google Base, also there is no more presence of The Find options in the Admin-panel although the module is still in the code.

We’ll be testing and testing this version before upgrading, stay tuned for updates!

  • http://www.brandeer.ch Kevin

    1.6 RC2 looks quite good to me.
    My top feature is the Persistent Shopping Cart.

    Btw. Google Base is deprecated and replaced by this Core Extension:

    http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/Magento+Core/extension/6887/mage_googleshopping

  • Fabian Borg

    Well the upgrade from v1.5.1 to v1.6 gives a very hard time. Be careful to make a full backup via phpmyadmin prior to head for the upgrade…

    What I suggest, should one want to upgrade successfully, is to start with a clean v1.6 install and then head to porting the database to version 1.6. with a good compare program.

    Else, server errors and database collapse happen…

    The rest is all ok and its even compliant with I.E. 9 ;)

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