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Announcing a Brand New Spree 1.3 Theme

Posted on December 20, 2012 by Sean Schofield

Yesterday we announced the brand new Spree 1.3.0 release. Even though that release was packed full of awesome goodness (including a major redesign to the admin), we didn’t want to stop there. So, in the spirit of the holidays, we bring you one last gift.

Announcing the New “Spree Fancy” Theme

We have just released a new open source theme called ‘spree_fancy.’ The purpose of this theme is to show how Spree can be easily styled to make a nice responsive looking webdesign. It’s fully responsive and looks great on mobile devices right out of the box.


Once again Alexey (aka devilcoders) has outdone himself with his amazing designwork and coding.


100% Open Source

Clone it now

As with all good things in life, the new theme is 100% open source and is in available in Github as the spree/spree_fancy project. In addition to being an example of one possible direction for customizing Spree, it should also be a useful jumping off point if you’d like to create your own theme.

Installation

The README contains the very simple instructions for installing this theme in your existing Spree 1.3 store. Just add the gem to your Gemfile as follows:


  gem 'spree_fancy', :git => 'git://github.com/spree/spree_fancy.git'

Then run the following from the command line:


  $ bundle install
  $ bundle exec rails g spree_fancy:install

Try the Personal Online Sandbox

We’ve also updated the hosted sandbox with the new theme so it’s easy to try it out yourself without even having to install it on a machine. What’s that you say? You didn’t know that we have a personal online sandbox? It’s primariy intended for people who want to try Spree without having to install it, but we have a lot of busy developers who like to try before they install. So go ahead and try it out now if you want!


Rails Dog Radio Theme to be Discontinued

Unfortunately we’re going to discontinue our old friend the “Rails Dog Radio” theme. We haven’t been keeping it up lately and its really starting to show its age. We’re just going to replace it with this new theme and keep this up to date with future versions of Spree.

Tell Us What You Think

So what do you think of the new theme? Let us know in the comments and help keep our designer motivated!

Spree 1.3.0 Released

Posted on December 19, 2012 by John Dyer

Spree 1.3.0 has now been officially released. We’ve been working on this release since late August and it’s truly been a group effort. There were 867 commits by 31 different authors. Only a few of those authors actually work for Spree Commerce Inc. so that means our awesome community has once again taken the time to make invaluable contributions to Spree. Keep up the fantastic work!

Let’s go over some of the highlights of this release:

API Updates and Documentation

As Spree constantly evolves, so does our API. To help you keep up with the latest changes, we launched our API Documentation recently. Internally, we are now using Versioncake to version our API and ensure that any significant changes don’t affect our end-users. Additionally, we have added searching capabilities throughout the API and the ability to customize output by specifying a template.

Please see the API Improvements blog post and our API Documentation for more details.

New Admin Interface

We are excited for you to try our newly redesigned admin interface, courtesy of our designer Alexey (aka devilcoders). The main focus of the redesign was to put a “fresh coat of paint” on everything to make it a little easier to look at all day long. This is just the first step of reworking our admin interface and we are looking forward to receiving your feedback to help us improve our further iterations on the design.

Please see the Announcing Admin Redesign blog post for more details.

Currency Settings

Currency settings have been added to Spree that make it possible to change the currency used by the store and the format of displayed prices. This is the foundation for planned multi-currency support in the future. The goal with these changes is to eventually allow various objects in Spree to store and track their own currency. Currently the currency is set on a global level.

Special thanks to Gregor MacDougall for his great work on adding currency support to Spree.

Please see this commit for more information on currencies in Spree.

Miscellaneous Changes

As with every major Spree release, there are also a ton of commits related to minor bug fixes and other subtle improvements. Please see the Github compare for a complete list of changes in this release. You can also see a written summary of the changes with additional details in the release notes.

Spree 1.3.0.rc2 Released

Posted on December 17, 2012 by John Dyer

Spree 1.3.0.rc2 is now available. The final release for Spree 1.3.0 is expected later this week barring any last minute discoveries so we need your help with testing. Please report any issues you encounter.

We’ll have a comprehensive set of release notes once the release is final. In the meantime, please see the Github compare for a complete list of changes.

Spree 1.3.0.rc1 Released

Posted on December 03, 2012 by Sean Schofield

Spree 1.3.0.rc1 is now available. The final release for Spree 1.3.0 is expected shortly so we need your help with testing. Please report any issues you encounter.

If you’ve been following the recent admin refactoring on the master branch then you have an idea of what’s in this release. We’ll have a comprehensive set of release notes once the release is final. In the meantime, please see the Github compare for a complete list of changes.