What’s changed in Magento 1.4.2

Posted by: Karen Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Changes that may affect us

The new 1.4.2 version of Magento Community has now been updated to a release candidate status, and will probably be live by the end of 2010. According to Magento, it’s mainly a bug fix release, but there are a few items that may affect our extensions.

One of the biggest changes in 1.4.2 is the new Magento Connect Manager. The extension key format has changed.
For example: magento-community/Webshopapps_Extension
needs to be changed to

We’ll be updating our community based extensions, available on Magento Connect, in the next few days.

The other major change we’ve flagged as affecting us is around shipping rate caching and calculation.

Which of our extensions are affected?

We have done some quick and dirty testing of some of our extensions, but we will perform further testing and officially sign off by end December 2010.

From our initial tests, these extensions appear to be compatible with Magento 1.4.2:

  • Table based shipping extensions, including Product Matrix, Premium Matrix Rate, Product Rate & Royal Mail
  • Freight Extensions including Conway Freight, Echo Freight and Estes Freight
  • Shipping Override
  • Tiered Pricing
  • Invoicing module

(We don’t recommend you run production installs of 1.4.2 with these extensions until further testing is complete)

Drop ship is our most complex extension and it will require some re-factoring to accommodate Magento 1.4.2. We expect to have a release out by early January 2011.

If there is an extension not covered here, please email us and we’ll let you know the status and when it should be confirmed.

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