Magento Version 1.9 Released

Magento 1.9 Released. But..

Howdy,

Magento have just released a new update for Magento Community Edition and we now have version 1.9 available.

There are multiple changes & updates included and you can read all about the 1.9 release here:

http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/ce19-later-release-notes

But before you dive off in a mad rush to make an update, we have a couple of comments for you.

Our Advice is…

Hold off until for at least a week or longer if you can.

The reason for this is simple, let others find any problems with the update process, theme support, extensions, the newly added features and changes.

There were several changes included in this update and while they may sound attractive, realistically you could probably live without them for a short period of time.

Also for those of you that are using the Ulitmo Magento website theme, the advice will be pretty much the same and when the minor revision comes out, 1.9.1.0 they’ll add support for the latest version in ( just like what happened with version 1.8, we saw version 1.8.1 follow shortly afterwards ).

Matt

9 replies
  1. Magento-Agentur
    Magento-Agentur says:

    Same problem like me. Frontend works well. In Backend I only get a white page without error logging. But in sytem.log there seems to be a problem with “hashed_directory_umask”. What is the problem? I have updated from 1.8 up to 1.9.

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    • Matthew Ogborne
      Matthew Ogborne says:

      Howdy Abe,

      We just covered this in tonights “Happy Hour”, Magento 1.8.0.0 came out around the 25th Sept 2013 and 1.8.1.0 around 23rd Dec.

      Let everyone else find the challenges in the updates, migration and crucially for the extension & theme providers to also catch up as well, then once its bedded in, then update.

      Matt

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  2. Matt Bennett
    Matt Bennett says:

    I’ve just had a look at the upgrading procedures on MagentoCommerce.com – it seems sooooooooo daunting. Is there not an easy step-by-step guide in layman’s terms for those new to Magento?

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  3. Matt Bennett
    Matt Bennett says:

    Hi Matt/Dave,

    A general update question here: Can a Magento user skip versions, i.e: Jump from v1.7.0.2 straight to v1.9?

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    • Matthew Ogborne
      Matthew Ogborne says:

      Hi Matt,

      I believe you can, but if it was me I’d upgrade each step one at a time and a huge point here would be to make a backup before even considering doing anything like this.

      Also making a clone of your Magento website and trying an upgrade there first would also be a good idea, then you can see what happens to the site during the upgrades.

      Matt

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