Release Notes - nopCommerce 1.70 (July 7, 2010)

No major features have been introduced with this release as our development efforts were focused on moving to ASP.NET 4.0, further enhancements and fixing bugs, but it does include the following changes:

Highlight features

  • Moving to ASP.NET 4.0 (Visual Studio 2010 is required to edit source code)
  • Simplified data access. Using ORM now (Entity framework 4.0)
  • QuickBooks integration
  • Performance optimization

Improvements

  • USA ePay (integrated) payment module (Thanks, Chris Curtis)
  • Added refund/capture support for QuickPay payment method
  • Google AdSense integration
  • Updated PayPal SOAP API to the latest version (63.0)
  • Global event context (developers)
  • Splitted "Assigned to product variants" discount type to "Assigned to product variants" and "Assigned to categories"
  • New promotion providers management UI
  • PriceGrabber / Yahoo Shopping, become.com promotion providers
  • New themoneyconverter.com exchange rate provider (disabled by default)
  • Gift card activation/deactivation by order status (similar to reward points)
  • Skip/hide "Payment info" page if order total is 0 (configurable for each payment method)
  • More user friendly specification attribute details page
  • More user friendly message template & topic localization
  • Zoom-in capability for main product image
  • Allow store owner to disable PDF/Excel options for the entire store (useful in medium trust)
  • "Check all" for "Payment/Shipping restrictions by country" option
  • Added tooltip resources for RSS buttons
  • Minor admin UI changes
  • Queued email bulk delete option
  • Extended polls with "Show on home page" and "start/end date" properties
  • The option to display the breadcrumb or not
  • Moved MenuControl.ascx from \Modules to \Administration\Modules directory
  • More user friendly weight formatting on order details pages
  • Packaging slips are saved into file/ImportExport folder now

Bugs

  • Copy product feature didn't copy 'prices by customer roles'
  • HTMLEditor caused JS errors on some servers
  • Uploading "image/icon" (not "image/x-icon") favicon issue fixed
  • Typo fixed in function/property names (Weigth > Weight)
  • Fixed design issue on advanced search page in IE 6.0
  • Returning to a wrong page after clicking "Continue shopping" button
  • In Administration\Tax\General\TaxRates.ascx file the HeaderText field should match the Text field
  • Minor language flag images issue fixed
  • Australia Post issues fixed (minimum dimension validation and multiple packages)
  • UPS issue fixed (when shipped from outside US)
  • Tier price and product attributes with price adjustment issue fixed
  • "Assigned to product variant" discount minor issue fixed (when discount amount is more than product price)
  • "Assigned to shipping" discount issue fixed
  • Product bulk edit issue fixed
  • Textboxes didn't feet column width on "Bulk Edit Products" page
  • SEOHelper.RenderMetaTag() function didn't create a new tag
  • Added the language name, as a tool tip (html title) and alternate text, to the image button when images (flags) are used for language selection.
  • We don't need to reset default customer billing/shipping addresses after updating shopping cart (CustomerManager.ResetCheckoutData method)
  • Filenames with spaces were truncated upon download in FireFox