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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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