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Spree 2.4.0 Released

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Jeff Dutil

Summary

The Spree 2.4.0 release is out now!

What’s new in Spree 2.4? We’ve completely overhauled the return authorization system in Spree, and made it much more robust and flexible. There are now also default html email templates, and an updated admin order form.

You can view the Release Notes for more details, and upgrade tips. Please feel free to submit a PR adding any of your own upgrade tips or gotchas not mentioned in the release notes.

What else is new?

We have also just released new versions of all the currently supported Spree versions.

The primary focus of these releases was updating to the latest version of Rails to patch
CVE-2014-7829

Users on Spree 2.3.x should also see some small performance improvements as well. These were primarily from adding database indexes, and improving the current order lookup hot spot.

You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.3.x changes.
You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.2.x changes.
You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.1.x changes.
You can review the Github Compare for a complete list of 2.0.x changes.

Older Versions of Spree

If you are using Spree versions 2.0.x and older you should consider upgrading as soon as possible. We have reached the end of life for official 2.0.x support. Our current Release Policy is to only maintain the latest two versions of Spree along with the current master.

What’s next?

We’ve got lots of great feedback from the Spree community on what you would like to see next. There are going to be a lot of big changes coming soon, and here is a short list of things to expect in the near future:

  • Performance, Performance, Performance!
  • Extended REST API
  • Store Credits
  • Bootstrap Back & Front
  • Rails 4.2

As well as improving the Spree codebase we’ve also got lots of feedback on our community management & process. We will have a follow-up blog post about this in the near future, but here are a few things to expect:

  • Additional core members outside of Spree Commerce
  • Improved community communication
  • Improved upgrade paths
  • Stricter backporting policies
  • Stricter code reviews

Spree now powers billions of dollars in eCommerce transactions every year, and we hear you loud and clear that we must uphold strict standards to ensure you’re not losing your piece of the pie.

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Spree Commerce Upgrades MailChimp and Mandrill Integrations

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Alexander Diegel

Spree Commerce Upgrades MailChimp and Mandrill Integrations for Wombat

Spree Commerce has upgraded its integrations for leading email and marketing connections Mandrill and MailChimp for Wombat. Now, connecting with these integrations is just a matter of following some simple steps, and will take users just a few minutes.

Wombat gives its users the most diverse arsenal of ecommerce integrations in the industry, and makes these connections as simple as possible. By connecting to email and communication leaders like Mandrill and MailChimp, Wombat users can greet customers with emails to encourage loyalty and keep them up to date on order status.

Other benefits users will gain include the ability to:

  • Organize contact information to help the marketing team better target potential customers
  • Send targeted emails to customers after orders have been placed to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Update customer information automatically to ensure accuracy of contact information

“Customer satisfaction is the name of the game in ecommerce, and effective communication is the key to keeping customers happy,” said Spree Commerce co-founder and CEO Sean Schofield. "Automating the communications of your business is only part of the solution; making the connection to integrations like Mandrill and MailChimp should be as simple as possible, and we believe we’ve made that a reality with these upgrades.

To get the full benefits of these integrations sign up for a free, two-week integration platform trial of Wombat. For technical documentation on integrating MailChimp and/or Mandrill with Wombat, visit the Wombat knowledge base.

To view this full press release in its original format, visit Marketwired.

Spree Commerce Upgrades Shipstation and Shipwire Integrations

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Alexander Diegel

Spree Commerce Upgrades Shipstation and Shipwire Integrations for Wombat

Spree Commerce has upgraded its integrations for major third-party fulfillment and inventory connections Shipstation and Shipwire. Now, connecting with these integrations is just a matter of a few minutes.

Wombat connects storefronts with all of their mission-critical, ecommerce services. By making the connection to leading shipping and fulfillment providers like Shipwire and Shipstation, Wombat users can send shipment data to, and receive shipment data from, these third-party integrations.

“Having a shipping provider that you can trust is one of the staples of any successful ecommerce brand,” said Spree Commerce COO Josh Resnik. “The Wombat team firmly believes that connecting with industry leaders like Shipstation and Shipwire should be a matter of just a few clicks; no developing code, no custom development necessary.”

Get accurate and reliable access to these integrations by signing up for a two-week integration platform trial of Wombat. For technical documentation on integrating Square with Wombat, visit the Wombat knowledge base.

To view this press release in its original format, visit PRWeb.

Spree 2.4.0.rc3 Released

Posted on November 07, 2014 by Jeff Dutil

Summary

The Spree 2.4.0.rc3 release is out now. We would like everyone to try it out, and report any issues before a final version is released. We expect that 2.4.0 final will be released in a week or two unless there are any major issues discovered.

What’s new in Spree 2.4? We’ve completely rewritten the return authorization system in Spree, and made it much more robust and flexible. There are now also default html email templates, extendable order populator options, and an updated admin order form.

You can view the Release Notes for more details, and upgrade tips. Please free to submit a PR adding any of your own upgrade tips or gotchas not mentioned in the release notes.

What’s next?

Once Spree 2.4.0 is released we will begin work on a 2.5.0 release, which we will be focusing on Rails 4.2 support & major performance improvements. Once we’ve provided Rails 4.2 support in what is expected to be a quick release, we will be moving on to a major Spree 3 update!

Older Versions of Spree

If you are using Spree versions 2.0.x and older you should consider upgrading as soon as possible. Our current Release Policy is to only maintain the latest two versions of Spree along with the current master.

Spree 2.4.x will be released in the near future, and will mean the end of official 2.0.x support.

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