Two years ago a client came to me and told me about very interesting e-commerce startup. He was a successful American business, the owner of his digital marketing company, who wanted to perfect his internet startup, specialized in selling dogs’ accessories, houses, food, toys and all stuff for dogs. Needless to say that at the moment his web store was probably a sole place, accumulated all dogs stuff vendors in USA. (more…)
Congratulations to everyone. Today the official magento CE 1.8 build appeared.
The main changes fix the current version issues.
Functional of tax calculation was improved and optimized. USPS and DHL libraries were updated as well.
Cache performance optimised and there is a new cacheing provider – Cm_Cache_Backend_Redis.
There also is an ability to move sessions to Redis with Cm_RedisSession.
Now you can use this from the box:
<server>127.0.0.1</server> <!-- or absolute path to unix socket for better performance -->
<force_standalone>0</force_standalone> <!-- 0 for phpredis, 1 for standalone PHP -->
<connect_retries>1</connect_retries> <!-- Reduces errors due to random connection failures -->
<automatic_cleaning_factor>0</automatic_cleaning_factor> <!-- Disabled by default -->
<compress_data>1</compress_data> <!-- 0-9 for compression level, recommended: 0 or 1 -->
<compress_tags>1</compress_tags> <!-- 0-9 for compression level, recommended: 0 or 1 -->
<compress_threshold>20480</compress_threshold> <!-- Strings below this size will not be compressed -->
<compression_lib>gzip</compression_lib> <!-- Supports gzip, lzf and snappy -->
<persistent>1</persistent> <!-- persistence value, 0: not in use, > 0 used as persistence ID -->
More information about configuring Magento cache with Redis is available here.
There are also changes to discount calculation, API, import/export functional.
Go ahead here to see the full changelog here.