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Release Notes – Magento 1.7.0.1 (Jun 20, 2012)

Major Highlights

  • Improved the backend configuration UI for PayPal payment solutions

Improvements

  • Added the functionality for creating nested field sets in the System configuration
  • Implemented the support for the extended and shared configuration fields
  • Added the ability to define dependencies between fields from different field sets

Changes

  • Moved PayPal configuration to the Payment Methods menu
  • Set the default value of the cUrl VERIFYPEER option to TRUE for PayPal and added the ability to change this value
  • Changed the design and position of the configuration field tooltips

Release Notes – Magento 1.7.0.0 (Apr 24, 2012)

Major Highlights

  • Optimized Layered Navigation for pricing
  • Added CAPTCHA support for admin and customer users
  • Added different base price per customer group
  • Added auto generation of coupon codes
  • Improved the basic Backup and Rollback functionality
  • Added EU VAT ID validation service integration
  • Implemented DHL for Europe
  • Added REST API
  • Mobile theme was redesigned
  • Implemented the frontend Cookie Restriction functionality (EU cookie law compliance)
  • Added the Cash On Delivery and Bank Transfer payment methods

Improvements

  • XmlConnect package release v22.1
  • Upgraded TinyMCE to v3.4.7
  • Added the ability to translate action array parameter nodes in the layout.xml
  • Added the support for using custom currency symbols
  • Added the functionality for cleaning old cache files by cron tasks
  • Refactored rules-based modules
  • Improved customer address handling for PayPal Express checkout
  • Added the ability to customize a store logo in emails from an admin
  • Refactored the escaping functionality used for translations
  • Added the ability to turn off/on IP tracking (e.g. ‘Placed from IP’, displayed on the order-related pages in the backend)
  • Provided the logic for disabling ACL resources in configuration files
  • Added additional placeholders for extension developers

Changes

 

  • Added support for “memcached” PHP extension
  • The js/scriptaculous/dragdrop.js library is upgraded to version 1.9.0
  • Files in .jpg format are allowed to be used for a favicon
  • Added the ability to extend the list of attributes in the SELECT query for categories loaded via Mage_Catalog_Model_Resource_Category_Flat::_loadNodes()
  • Added changes to lib/Varien/Http/Adapter/Curl.php to provide interface for setting different cURL options
  • Displaying State or Province can be optional for any country
  • Added the ability to get Magento type from Mage.php

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