Today we are extremely proud to announce the long-awaited release of Spree 1.0.0. The project began almost five years ago with a simple post. After several years of development and thousands of deployed stores we are now convinced Spree will play an essential role in building the next generation of e-commerce.
Our community continues to grow stronger with each successive release. This latest release contains over 1,500 commits made by 35 different contributors. Only four of those contributors work as employees of Spree Commerce. The best part is that all of this work was done in just ten weeks! There are additional developers and resources flowing into the project each day so we’re really only seeing a glimpse of what is possible.
The list of people to thank is too numerous to list here. There’s also a lot more to say about extensions and the online demo but that will have to wait for another day. We’re going to keep the announcement short in order to get this out to you as fast as possible.
We have done our best to test the upgrade process on older versions of Spree. Our team has also been hard at work making last minute fixes and significant improvements to the online documentation. Just like the Rails project, there will always be a few glitches discovered after a major release. Please report issues you find in the Github issue tracker. If you are developing a store using 1.0 you can always reference the 1-0-stable branch in your Gemfile and then you can take advantage of patches as they are added. Otherwise you can wait until we do a minor patch release.