Merchant’s Edition 1.9.1 still looks much like a thirty bees release, but under the hood a lot of stuff was rebranded already. It shows its actual version in back office now, 1.9.1. Still no urgent need to upgrade existing shops, Merchant’s Edition code is still pretty much the same as thirty bees Bleeding Edge 1.1.x.
Nevertheless, this release opens doors to get into actual software improvements. For installing a new shop, one can download it here:
Let’s start with simple facts.
index.phpfiles were added for improved security.
validatecore.shwas written, a tool watching out for consistency of source files. Like proper license headers and such stuff. This tool also found all these missing
composer.lockis now tracked, to allow reproducible release builds.
To be honest, we make no long term plans here at Merchant’s Edition. So many promises out there, we don’t want to add yet another set. Instead, we improve things step by step and deliver soon.
Let’s talk a bit about what these next steps are.
The currently most asked question is: how can I upgrade to Merchant’s Edition? Well, currently one can’t. And that’s going to change before too long. Core Updater is an excellent tool for upgrading between thirty bees releases, it’ll be extended to allow also upgrading to Merchant’s Edition.
With this, merchants will be able to switch to Merchant’s Edition as easy as if it were another thirty bees release. And should the merchant find out we messed up, it’ll just as easy to roll back.
Currently one still sees thirty bees logos everywhere in back office. Doesn’t make sense, right? Indeed, it doesn’t. They’ll get replaced with these beautiful Merchant’s Edition logos.
Along with new logos, back office will change its colors to Admiral Blue and Gold. To make sure you immediately know where you are. Older themes will stay available, of course.
Ever recognized this set of tiny logos in back office, all at the bottom? Did you ever use them? Well, neither did we. Nevertheless they get loaded every single time one loads a back office page.
Merchant’s Edition will remove such clutter. It doesn’t help, it just slows things down. Removing such stuff won’t be a big performance booster, still it’ll make operations a bit more fluid and likely you a bit more smiling.
Questions? Send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.