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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:19 AM #1

Hello!

We are very happy to announce that CS-Cart 4 Beta has been released and is available for testing for the general public.

CS-Cart 4 introduces many new features, including real-time theme editor, suppliers add-on, API, and more.

It also boasts a great performance improvement.

Read more about the new version in our blog.

You can download CS-Cart 4 Beta by these links:For the developers, the add-on adapting guide is published in the developer docs.

Note: CS-Cart 4 requires PHP version 5.3 or 5.4.

We are looking forward to hearing your feedback. Do not hesitate to post bugs in our Bug tracker, leave your messages here in the thread, or use the built-in Feedback form in the CS-Cart 4 Beta admin panel to contact our developer team.

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UPD. Beta2 was released on 04/30/2013. All links were updated.
UPD2. Beta3 was released on 05/15/2013. All links were updated.
UPD3. Beta4 was released on 05/31/2013. All links were updated.
UPD4. Release Candidate was released on 06/05/2013. All links were updated.
UPD5. Release Candidate 2 was released on 06/18/2013. All links were updated.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:32 AM #2

You can activate the Theme editor mode via the CS-Cart 4 admin panel, under Design → Design mode.

Note that in Ultimate edition you should select a store first.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:37 AM #3

Do you plan a beta version of Professional?

 
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:49 AM #4

Very nice!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:17 PM #5

So it looks like CS-CART have acknowledged the huge MySQL bottleneck?
The test on V2 or V4 are based on 30 people, and V3 is on 20 people?
Thats a huge difference!! A major issue with all V3 websites across the board!!!!


Also it wont install, goes to a process screen after filling out the database details, and then stops... any ideas?

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:31 PM #6

Do you plan a beta version of Professional?



Ultimate and Multi-Vendor Editions

CS-Cart 4 Beta is the first release to conform to the new edition policy.

That is, there are just 2 editions, Ultimate and Multi-Vendor.

CS-Cart 4 Ultimate is available in Free mode to replace the discontinued CS-Cart Community Edition.

CS-Cart 4 Ultimate with a single storefront is an extendible replacement for CS-Cart Professional.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:34 PM #7

So it looks like CS-CART have acknowledged the huge MySQL bottleneck?
The test on V2 or V4 are based on 30 people, and V3 is on 20 people?
Thats a huge difference!! A major issue with all V3 websites across the board!!!!


Also it wont install, goes to a process screen after filling out the database details, and then stops... any ideas?


Dear djstevie84,

There were some problems with product blocks cache in v3, but not with MySQL.

Are there any errors regarding the installation process? Please provide us with yout hosting tech specification.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:45 PM #8

Congratulations! Am very excited to see this version.

Now let's make this the best cs-cart ever by focusing on fixing all annoyances and optimizing things like checkout, so we can actually start selling more instead of having to focus on technical stuff and upgrading!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:11 PM #9

Ultimate and Multi-Vendor Editions

CS-Cart 4 Beta is the first release to conform to the new edition policy.
That is, there are just 2 editions, Ultimate and Multi-Vendor.
CS-Cart 4 Ultimate is available in Free mode to replace the discontinued CS-Cart Community Edition.
CS-Cart 4 Ultimate with a single storefront is an extendible replacement for CS-Cart Professional.


So what do you think the upgrade path will be to the paid version of Ultimate 4 from Professional 3.x? Would there be any merit in upgrading to Ultimate now, in preparation for perhaps a smoother upgrade to Ultimate 4 in the future?

 
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 02:21 PM #10

Kingsley,

If I remember correctly, all of that stuff was discussed in the comments of http://blog.cs-cart....dition-changes/ I didn't read through it this morning, but I think it will answer what you want.

Thanks,

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:27 PM #11

Dear djstevie84,

There were some problems with product blocks cache in v3, but not with MySQL.

Are there any errors regarding the installation process? Please provide us with yout hosting tech specification.

Hi,

Dedicated server, cpanel setup, installing in a sub folder for testing,
All permissions set correctly,
setting install folder to 777 gives 500 Internal Server Error

When set to 755 it loads correctly, but the installer doesnt go past the install button,

A progress bar appears on screen, but only gets to 20% an reverts back to the install screen with all details filled out,

Tried chrome and firefox on Mac, same error

CS-CART really needs a guide for stores with high amount of users online at one time, mysql seems to be a big bottle neck, were' currently looking at AWS services to create multiple read / write master and slave servers to scale, MYSQL look ups are huge. ( we could have 2,000 - 5,000 online at any one time )

A guide for tweaking mysql, or high load websites is a must, we love CS but may have to change platform if the core cant handle it

Stephen

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:00 PM #12

When set to 755 it loads correctly, but the installer doesnt go past the install button


Also within your config.local.php file change your directory permissions to 755 and your files to 644, then re-attempt your install process.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:00 PM #13

I hate adding, editing, managing products (I do it on every day basis) with 3x and 4x. I just love how everything is color coded, space saving, minimalistic in 2x. It was designed to increase speed of work not looks.. Since when admins are in to looks :D

 
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:03 PM #14

The new features list and improvements made to 4.0 are quite impressive, anxious to get this installed, nice work CS-Cart staff! 8)
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:05 PM #15

Ultimate and Multi-Vendor Editions

CS-Cart 4 Beta is the first release to conform to the new edition policy.
That is, there are just 2 editions, Ultimate and Multi-Vendor.
CS-Cart 4 Ultimate is available in Free mode to replace the discontinued CS-Cart Community Edition.
CS-Cart 4 Ultimate with a single storefront is an extendible replacement for CS-Cart Professional.


So i have to pay to upgrade my license to ultimate edition, to use v4 version ?
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:07 PM #16

From blog

Your Professional licenses will be exchanged to the same number of the new unite edition licenses for free. If you currently have 2 separate CS-Cart installations, you will have the same 2 separate installations of the new edition as well. Nothing will be changed for you except the ability to add additional storefronts (at a fee) in each of your CS-Cart Ultimate installations.


So i have to pay to upgrade my license to ultimate edition, to use v4 version ?



 
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:09 PM #17

So i have to pay to upgrade my license to ultimate edition, to use v4 version ?


No........ Ultimate setup with a "single store" is the replacement for the Professional version
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:12 PM #18

No........ Ultimate setup with a "single store" is the replacement for the Professional version


Thanks... So how can i upgrade to ultimate edition. Yes i am currently running single store.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:27 PM #19

Thanks... So how can i upgrade to ultimate edition. Yes i am currently running single store.


You surely do not want to upgrade to a "Beta" release, right? :)

They will most likely provide the store updater (if they haven't already) when it is officially released.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:31 PM #20

You surely do not want to upgrade to a "Beta" release, right? :)

They will most likely provide the store updater (if they haven't already) when it is officially released.


Yeah yeah i know that i don't want to update to the beta version. I am just asking...
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