Finally Magento 188.8.131.52 has been released. Its been “forever” since we got stuck with Magento 184.108.40.206. Anyhow, its always nice to have updated, bug fixed, and a bit improved version of your software. Especially if it brings money to your table. Hope all of you site owners will enjoy this new release.
However, keep in mind that upgrade will not be painless. On contrary, I expect lot of issues with lot of custom extensions coded around the “Sales” functionality. Reason for this is the “Sales module database structure changed from EAV into flat tables”. Hopefully you, the site owner, can spare several hundred of dollars for the upgrade. So please, as I developer all I can say is be gentle on us if your site snaps during the upgrade process :).
Besides the obvious (read usual) bug fixes, there were several other under the hood changes and improvements such as updated version of TinyMCE, ability to exclude a category from navigation menu, ability to use static URLs for media in WYSIWYG or image browser and other neat stuff.
My favorite change is the one related to the PayPal section. Seems like finally someone decided to organize this stuff under one menu item, you know the one under System > Configuration > Sales > PayPal. Not much but it makes people like me happy.
My apologize if I left a bit sarcastic impression. Thats just me :), and my sincere need to express my self from time to time. Besides, speed aside is there any serious shop alternative when it comes to features for Magento?
Anyhow, thats about it. Please read the official Rlease Notes – Magento 220.127.116.11 stable (June 10, 2010) for full info.
And happy upgrade to all you trying to stay up to date 🙂