Brief History/timeline Of Cs-Cart

Hi guys

I have gathered in a compact list all CS-Cart Releases I could found, in order for me to identify Customers ability to Update (which versions, Prolonogate etc) cause in Blogs I needed always to search with Release.

I intend to write on the side the major milestones the next days, but feel free to fill in the blanks or make any suggestions.

I will try to keep this alive, and if Forum Admins find this informative they can pin it.

Fotis





CS-Cart History!!!

2005
Dec 1, 2005 - CS-Cart 1.3.0 -- Upgrade center added, Site news and emails/newsletter add-on, New ‘Customers who bought this product also bought’,Integrated JavaScript-based template editor, MySQL 5 compatibility, Advanced inventory tracking options,Product features, Ads addon,Improved checkout process

2006
Feb 6, 2006 - CS-Cart 1.3.2 -- Discounts/coupons ,Customizable Form Builder,Product options forbidden combinations,New payment gateways,New template set ,New shippings features,Drop-down manufacturers ,Title setting,Installation improvements,Flash animation support ,Extended product search ,HTML 4.0 Transitional complied code ,Drop-down menu in the administrator back-end
May 17, 2006 - CS-Cart 1.3.3 -- Order management, Reporting tool, Multicurrency ,Images for product options New template set , 4 new professional skin themes, Privileges system, Ability to use email as login
Ability to create thumbnails for products and categories automatically,New payment gateways
Nov 11, 2006 - CS-Cart 1.3.4 -- Affiliate module,Product configurator,Feature comparison,Gift Registry,QuickBooks export,MaxMind antifraud integration,SEO URLs(uses Apache mod_rewrite module),New set of extra skins,New payment gateways

2007

Sept 7, 2007 - 1.3.5 RC1 was released
Oct 22 2007 - 1.3.5-SP1 maintenance release
Dec 25, 2007 - 1.3.5 SP2 maintenance release

2008
Apr 8, 2008 - CS-Cart 1.3.5 SP3 -- reduces the number of database queries
Oct 7, 2008 - CS-Cart 1.3.5 SP4 -- certified with Google Checkout

2009
May 7, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.1 -- Major Release , brand new design and a set of extra skins, ayout block manager, design mode, web-based upgrade center, product filters
Mar 7, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.2 -- Styles in customer area were splitted to 2 file, Top menu in customer area is configurable, Pages: search added,Ability to display products from subcategories
May 7, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.3 -- 4 new skins
May 25, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.4 -- Database restore, Number of news to display
July 1, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.5 -- updated Google Base addon and new skins
July 15, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.6 -- three new skins, print packing slips, integration of the Camtech XML online payment gateway
Aug 24, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.7 -- improvements to product options and bestsellers, performance optimization, extended category layout option
Sep 15, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.8 -- maintenance release - upgrade from 1.3.5 is supported.
Nov 12, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.9 -- Recurring billing, Google Sitemap, File upload for products, Data feeds Price List, User groups, new HTML block, change the order of product tabs
Nov 24, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.10 -- store credit card data in profile, SEO addon page indexing was improved
Dec 21, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.11 -- order shipments, “Buy together” add-on, enhanced features for SEO-friendly URLs and Moneybookers payment

2010
Jan 20, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.0.12 - security for admin accounts, support of PayPal 3D Secure, 1 new free skin, 40 ready-made layouts
Mar 16, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.0.13 -- Support for 5 new payment services, 2 new free skins
Mar 23, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.0.14 -- product thumbnails as gallery, position of buttons on the product details
June 3, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.0.15 -- Improved import/export , clear the cache, Separate storage of products info (catalog, ordered), Paypal Express Checkout authentication by API, remove phone number validation
Aug 8, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.1 - Major Release, Checkout process, Block manager, better SEO, Order management, export/import product combinations, Abandoned carts
Sep 6, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.1.1 -- cache back-end
Nov 9, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.1.2 -- Block Caching to Enhance Storefront Performance, Catalog Mode, Instant Product Search

2011
Feb 1, 2011 - CS-Cart 2.1.3 -- precise shipping rate estimation, reduced storefront load time, 3 new skins
Mar 2, 2011 - CS-Cart 2.1.4 -- Moneybookers eWallet, Sales reports available to vendors
July 1, 2011 - CS-Cart 2.2.1 -- Major Release , new admin panel look and feel, customer notifications, Janrain social login feature, Twigmo
Aug 17, 2011 - CS-Cart 2.2.2 -- Product configurator add-on refactored, speed of Product Features page increased, visual editor can now be disabled
Sep 18, 2011 - CS-Cart 2.2.3 -- Google Export add-on, Sort by field in the products search in admin
Nov 16, 2011 - CS-Cart 2.2.4 -- maintenance release, Searchanise

2012
Jun 21, 2012 - CS-Cart 2.2.5 -- maintenance release
May 22, 2012 - CS-Cart 3.0.1 -- Major Release- new edition — CS-Cart Ultimate, 960.gs grid system
July 26, 2012 - CS-Cart 3.0.2 -- Store Import add-on
Seb 5, 2012 - CS-Cart 3.0.3 -- Store Import add-on add-on functionality has been extended, Community Edition Discontinued
Nov 7, 2012 - CS-Cart 3.0.4 -- maintenance release, reinstated ability to store credit card information

2013
Jan 16, 2013 - CS-Cart 3.0.5 -- maintenance release
Feb 14, 2013 - CS-Cart 3.0.6 -- Paypal Security improved, SEo issue fixed
Jun 26, 2013 - CS-Cart 4.0.1 -- Major Release, Change of Prices
Seb 26, 2013 - CS-Cart 4.0.2 -- Store Import tool, CDN Tool, EU Cookie Law support
Nov 6, 2013 - CS-Cart 4.0.3 -- Category Images are Back, On sale Block, 1 new theme

2014
Jan 15, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.1.1 -- Major Release, Add-ons and themes can be installed from stand-alone archives
Jan 28, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.1.2 -- 4.0.x theme compatibility & Google Chrome compatibility issue fix
Mar 18, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.1.3 -- Import of translations from PO
Apr 23, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.1.4 --- Responsive Design
May 20, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.1.5 --- 3 New responsive Styles
Jul 22, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.2.1 -- Major Release, Admin panel changes- Seo improvments, Mailchimp Addon
Aug 28, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.2.2 -- Minor Fixes,
Oct 16, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.2.3 -- Drag n Drop Grids, Edit Content on Site, Buy now with 1 Click, 2 new themes
Nov 27, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.2.4 -- PayPal IPN (its an Addon now) & Realex Payments Support, IPv6 support, fixes

2015

Apr 29 2015 - CS-Cart 4.3.1 -- Major Release, Speed Boost, Blog Addon, Option Variants export-import

Jun 9 2015 - CS-Cart 4.3.2 -- bug Fixes, product filters on the home page

Jun 25 2015 - CS-Cart 4.3.3 -- maintenance release, Upgrade Center Improvment

Sept 9 2015 - CS-Cart 4.3.4 -- assign payment methods to shipping methods, adds birthday promotions, and improves the Upgrade Center.

Dec 15 2015 - CS-Cart4.3.5 -- Trash Category in Admin,Currency conversion for PayPal payments, PayPal in-context checkout, Free shipping methods.

2016

Mar 2 2016 - CS-Cart 4.3.6 -- Performance Release, PHP7, MV Features, store import

May 10 2016 - CS-Cart 4.3.7 -- No more Free version, "Subcategories tree" category filling,Canonical URLs for the blog posts.

June 8 2016 - CS-Cart 4.3.8 -- This version is a patch—it only fixes issues and updates integration with payment and shipping services

July 15 2016 - CS-Cart 4.3.9 -- This version is a patch—important security fix, PayPal partial refund fix, Tracking number fix, and The HiDPI displays support add-on fix.

Oct 18, 2016 - CS-Cart 4.3.10 -- The upgrade fixes eBay Synchronization, PayPal Express Checkout, admin privileges, and the Store Locator add-on.

Nov 14, 2016 - CS-Cart 4.4.1 -- Major Release. New email Tempalte/Documents editor, Files change detector, Vendor subscritpion plans, New Theme logic, Fontawesome fonts in admin

Nov 29, 2016 - CS-Cart 4.4.2 -- This Upgrade presents CS-Cart Ultimate with unlimited Storefronts, Mobile Admin App, and new Bright theme.

Oct 19, 2016 - CS-Cart 4.4.2 SP2 -- fixes vulnerability CVE-2016-10045 in PHPMailer 5.2.19

2017

Jan 26, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.4.3 -- This Upgrade presents Google reCAPTCHA and Store upgrade via console, Besides bug fixes (correct fonts are displayed in email notifications, order notifications for 2Checkout payments).

Feb 28, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.5.1 -- -- Major Release Multi-Vendor changes: automatic vendor payout system ,new demo data. CS-Cart changes :promotions aren’t reapplied on order editing

Mar 6, 2017- 4.5.1.SP1 - solves a problem with block caching

Apr 6, 2017- 4.5.2. - This Upgrade pres solves problems with Facebook API, sales reports, Authoirize.net and supports PHP7.1

Apr 8, 2017- 4.5.2.SP1 - solves a problem with checkout

Apr 11, 2017- 4.5.2.SP2 - solves a problem with authorization

Jun 27, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.6.1 -- Major Release - Product Variations, search suggestions in orders, Phone field to search for orders, Creating the PayPal merchant account in the CS-Cart admin,edit robots.txt & SMTP for each storefront,Fast Service pack installation -MV new features : Theme and Layout editors for Vendors

Aug 9, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.6.2 -- Fixes in Product Variations, Fedex, Paypal, reward points and performance Optimization up to 14%
Oct 31, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.6.3 -- Fixes in Product Variations, USPS, Digital Products, New Redactor editor, search in admin, bulke edit reviews and morevariables in invoices templates.
Nov 20, 2017 4.6.3.SP1 -- Closes a vulnerability that could allow an intruder to gain unauthorized access to the Administration panel
Dec 20, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.7.1 -- Major Release. Improved order managment and import export, isability improvments for storefront, for banner managment, Tinymce editor fixxes, Addon refresh , no need for reinstall.
Dec 20, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.7.1.SP1 -- Solves problems about shipping methods specific to the Russian version
Dec 27, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.7.1.SP2 -- Closes discovered security-related problems
2018
Jan 25, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.7.1.SP3 - Closes a discovered security-related problem
Feb 15, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.7.2 - patch release, support of PHP 7.2, create variations individually, variations was added to the Google Export,support of ImageMagick 7
Feb 19, 2018 - 4.7.2.SP1 - fixes for Bestsellers & On-Sale Products Sortings, Google sitemap
Feb 22, 2018 - 4.7.2.SP2 - fix for admin Translations
Mar 28, 2018 - 4.7.3 - Advanced Products Import [Beta] , Responsive Admin Panel [Beta], Mobile Admin App is gone
May 7, 2018 - 4.7.4 - GDPR Support
Jun 19, 2018 - 4.8.1 -- Major Release.Responsive admin panel is default, Advanced Products Import l is default, GDPR add-on is improved, Drag & drop of product images, Imporved Category selection
Jul 9, 2018 - 4.8.1 SP1 -- fixes for security issues
Aug 15, 2018 - 4.8.2 -- Facebook Store as addon, store backup via command line, IDs of feature/feature groups/pages/blog posts are now displayed, he old way of selecting categories is back.,Add-on management impovment
Aug 20, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.8.2.SP1 -- Old Admin Panel fix, create a product without any category fix
Aug 23, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.8.2.SP2 -- after installing an add-on 404 page fix
Oct 10, 2018 - 4.9.1 -- Major Release.Improved mass selection & editing on product list, Google Back-End Sign-In , indication in admin panel for open/closed storefront , ability to easily open & close storefronts on stores list.
Nov 21, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.9.2-- support of HTTP/2 headers in responses, not signed in customers can leave comments and review
Nov 29, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.9.2.SP1 -- solves a problem with a payment method to Russian CS-Cart
Dec 26, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.9.2 SP2 -- legislation-related changes to Russian CS-Cart.
Dec 27, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.9.2 SP3 -- solves a problem with a payment method to Russian CS-Cart.
2019
Jan 23, 2019 - CS-Cart 4.9.2 SP4 -- solves a problem with shutdown of Google+ API (Social Login and Back-End Sign-In via Google Addons)
Feb 6, 2019 CS-Cart 4.9.3 -- Replace Google reCAPTCHA with another anti-bot , Linking between the editing pages of documents and email templates, fix to the bug of position of a product in a category being erased
Feb 20, 2019 CS-Cart 4.9.3 SP1 -- solves problem on Android devices: it was impossible to scroll the page with a finger on a carousel slide
May 10, 2019 - CS-Cart 4.10.1 -- Major Release. The Product Variations add-on improved and out of beta, new checkout has been added, old checkout is now an add-on, improved management of user group privileges , Query updated to version 3.3.1, Search for "New orders" removed,Image Zoom add-on reworked
Jun 10, 2019 CS-Cart 4.10.2 -- requirement for phone number in international format canbe disabled,fixxded issue with Google reCaptcha and Place order button, issue with hidden country and State field in checkout fixed
Jul 17, 2019 CS-Cart 4.10.3 -- Stripe Payments add-on introduced,support of billing address was added to the new checkout, values of the selected features are no longer reset by change a value, Redactor II WYSIWYG editor has button for adding blocks to the content of the page, order of fields on checkoutcan be changed
Jul 25, 2019 CS-Cart 4.10.3 SP1 -- added Translations for language in Checkout, issue with Notification and nd Apple Pay or Google Pay fixed.
Sep 11, 2019 CS-Cart 4.10.4 -- Stripe & SagePay support 3-D Secure, Customers can sort variation list on storefront by features, price, or availability, Admins can now edit SKUs on the list of variations and search products by features
Sep 13, 2019 CS-Cart 4.10.4 SP1 -- solves problem with 3-D Secure in Stripe
Nov 7, 2019 - CS-Cart 4.11.1 -- Major Release. New Addon Warehouses, New manage Block page for admin, Export products from search result in admin, Facebook Pixel, existing customers sign in mail, ask seller a question on products,
Nov 26, 2019 - CS-Cart 4.11.1 SP1 -- price and order total are formatted correctly in notifications,Caching is used when generating SEO links, Order editing now works fine for stores with over 4 storefronts, a PHP exception no longer occurs when customers access a storefront with the Redirect visitors
Dec 4, 2019 - CS-Cart 4.11.2 -- Warehouses Improvements, New Storefront Switcher, Australia Post Update, Stripe Connect Refunds Work Fine
2020
Feb 4, 2020 - CS-Cart 4.11.3 -- Theme Editor allows to customize colors of checkout page, Variations as one product” now have the “Select a variation” button on the product list, new image previewer called Swiper, Mobile App for Multi-Vendor Marketplaces
May 13, 2020 - CS-Cart 4.11.4 -- edit mobile application texts from the admin panel, New “Moderation” menu added, Vendors now use the default logo of the marketplace by default New addon Payments by Country for Multi-Vendor, JSON-LD markup was added for products, REST API was added for managing product variations, More information on the customer editing page, References to widget mode removed from the interface
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A few remarks that I can see from the above:

Total CS-Cart Versions 105 in the last 15 years

Releases per Version
1.3 -> 7
2.0 -> 15
2.1 -> 5
2.2 -> 5
3.0 -> 6
4.0 -> 3
4.1 -> 5
4.2 -> 5

4.3 -> 10

4.4 -> 3

4.5 -> 5

4.6 -> 4

4.7 -> 9

4.8 -> 5

4.9 -> 8

4.10 -> 6

4.11 -> 5

Version 2 was a very active version (15 releases). Version 4.3 was also very active (10 releases). Versions with Shortest Lifespan are 4.0 and 4.4 (3 releases both).

Also yearly activity is very interesting

2005 -> 1
2006 -> 3
2007 -> 3
2008 -> 2
2009 -> 11
2010 -> 7
2011 -> 6
2012 -> 5
2013 -> 5
2014 -> 9

2015 -> 6

2016 -> 8

2017 -> 13

2018 -> 16

2019 -> 12

2020 -> 2

2018 has the most updates (16), followed by 2007 with 13 versions!

New Versions per Month

7 -> January
10 -> February
7 -> March
6 -> April
9 -> May
9 -> June
8 -> July
8 -> August
9 -> September
7 -> October
15 -> November
10 -> December
November is the most active Month with 15 versions and then December , February, September & June 9 versions .
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Major Releases Frequency
Total 16
Dec 1, 2005 - CS-Cart 1.3.0 -- First Release
May 7, 2009 - CS-Cart 2.0.1 -- Major Release
Aug 8, 2010 - CS-Cart 2.1 - Major Release,
July 1, 2011 - CS-Cart 2.2.1 -- Major Release
May 22, 2012 - CS-Cart 3.0.1 -- Major Release
Jun 26, 2013 - CS-Cart 4.0.1 -- Major Release
Jan 15, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.1.1 -- Major Release
Jul 22, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.2.1 -- Major Release,
Apr 29 2015 - CS-Cart 4.3.1 -- Major Release
Nov 14, 2016 - CS-Cart 4.4.1 -- Major Release
Feb 28, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.5.1 -- Major Release
Jun 27, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.6.1 -- Major Release
Dec 20, 2017 - CS-Cart 4.7.1 -- Major Release
Jun 19, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.8.1 -- Major Release
Oct 10, 2018 - CS-Cart 4.9.1 -- Major Release
May 10, 2019 - CS-Cart 4.10.1 -- Major Release
Nov 7, 2019 - CS-Cart 4.11.1 -- Major Release

- 2017 is the champion with 3 major releases followed by 2014, 2018 & 2019 with 2 releases.

- Years without any releases 2006. 2007 & 2008

- Month with most major releases is May with 3 releases

@dvsgr,



Thank you for you hard work. I beleive that all developers will follow this topic.

Good work done, Fotis. Thanks for sharing with us!



Best regards, Alt-team

Thank you Fotis for sharing this

I am a little nostalgic when i see the road sow far, i get up in the train on station 2.x :)))) and sow far I enjoy the journey and i hope no one will give up until magento & presta will be left behind ;)



Best regards,





Valentin

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Yes Valentin



me too. I am on board since 16/10/08 with a 135 sp4 my first one (which is still on) . We grew and learn with CS-Cart together!



I Still do!



Fotis

Great list. You might want to mention a couple of things like 2.0.8 is the version where an upgrade from 1.3.5 is supported.

And a general note is that the last update in each version (2.2.5, 3.0.6) are the most stable versions of the product at that stage.

I've been doing this since 2009 and if I recall correctly, there have only been 2 other security alerts beside this latest one.



Good work.

you need to edit this



2015

Jan 15, 2014 - CS-Cart 4.1.1 – Major Release,



should be 2014





The only thing i can see missing is the proposed future updates

ie

4.2 and what is scheduled to be new, updated etc.

tis will help us looking forward

Thanks guys for the remarks.



About the fututre Versions, i dont know if this is ok to put in the list, as they dont even know for sure when they are going to release a version for sure. We ve got numerous examples in previous Releases. I ll stick for now to the facts.





Fotis

I started my first CS-Cart store with 1.3.2 and still have a copy of 1.3.5 SP2 so at some point in time their was a release of that - Sno

[quote name='snorocket' timestamp='1401470729' post='184690']

I started my first CS-Cart store with 1.3.2 and still have a copy of 1.3.5 SP2 so at some point in time their was a release of that - Sno

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Any info from you on that guys (maybe the cangelog file form the version) or from CS-Cart is welcome



Thanks



Fotis

[quote name='dvsgr' timestamp='1401481859' post='184706']

Any info from you on that guys (maybe the cangelog file form the version) or from CS-Cart is welcome

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1.3.5 RC1 was released Sept 7, 2007

1.3.5-SP1 was released Oct 22 2007

1.3.5 SP2 was released Dec 25, 2007

History was updated!



Fotis

Hi again



Timeline is updated with latest version



Fotis

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Where's my damn pension already?



CS-Cart Lifetime License
Aug 7, 2006
Order #100000594 (CS-Cart Professional Edition - $125.00)

History is updated with version 435

Thank you

History is updated with latest release

Fotis

Once again history is updated!

Fotis

Very useful to know information. Thanks for sharing it.