CS-Cart 2.1.0 Release Candidate 1

In an effort to increase the stability of the final product, today we make publicly available the first release candidate for the next CS-Cart version 2.1.0. You’re welcome to either download CS-Cart 2.1.0 RC1 from our development server or test it online. No registration or login is required!

The release candidate is intended for community feedback and individuals who want to participate in QA process as well as reviewers who can get a first look at the upcoming CS-Cart 2.1.0 and its improvements. It is not recommended for production purposes, however.

CS-Cart 2.1.0 will contain a lot more features, bug fixes and changes than previous versions. New features that require feedback include:

CS-Cart 2.1.0 RC1 should provide a solid ground to report last-minutes bugs that need to be tackled before the final version is released. Please post them to our public bug tracker.

And if you have any suggestions about new CS-Cart features, please use our idea tracking system. Or simply discuss CS-Cart 2.1.0 RC1 with other community members at CS-Cart Forums.

Final CS-Cart 2.1.0 is scheduled to be released in early August 2010.

17 Responses to “CS-Cart 2.1.0 Release Candidate 1”

  1. Hi,

    I’ve been waiting for this; thanks for the earlier release than expected!

    But, there is something wrong with the download link, it stops downloading after completing just 1 MB!

  2. Mohamed says:

    Have you any future plan to support more than one vendor ??

  3. Christian says:

    This new version of cscart will have as well new skins? I Iove the new redesign of cscart.com website and I wonder if you can intoduce it in cscart 2.1?

    • Alexey Karpukhin says:

      No, we have no plans to equip the new CS-Cart 2.1.0 with brand new skins. Maybe a few will be added in some further releases. As regards the new design of cs-cart.com, we created it specially for our website and it’s not going to appear in CS-Cart 2.1.0 or any other further release either.

  4. Hello again dears,

    I’ve now installed 2.1.0 RC3 on localhost; my question is: Will it be available to upgrade from RC version to the final stable version?

    • Alexey Karpukhin says:

      No, we do plan to create special upgrade packs. Release candidates are for testing purposes only, and you should not build a live store around a release candidate. The final version is scheduled for the next week.

  5. gugga7 says:

    Is the download link down? I’m not able to download the package, it hangs at 1.0 MB

  6. Dimitry says:

    Hello,

    I am planning to purchase. My question is, when I start now the new shop, with 2.1 RC3, can this be upgraded to the Final version later?

    And what about the language system in 2.1, will it be the same and all languages are available when start?

    • Alexey Karpukhin says:

      Hello Dimitry,

      You should not start building your store around the release candidate as it is supposed for testing purposes only. Please wait until the next week, the final version is scheduled for that time.

      As regards the languages in CS-Cart 2.1, it will be just the same: all language packs will be included in the default package.

  7. Andrea says:

    Hi,
    I had tested version 2.1.0 from RC1 to RC3 but I still don’t see this improvmente made for version 2.0.15:

    “Separate storage of product info for the products that are in the catalog and for the products that have been ordered by your customers. In previous CS-Cart versions, some of the product info in customer orders was taken directly from the product catalog, and if the store administrator changed the details of a product in the catalog, these changes also affected the customer orders. After we have placed the product info in the customer orders to a separate table in the store database, this is no longer the issue, and the store administrator can even remove a product from the catalog without changing the details of customer orders.”

    Where did it go??? It was a great add on. Hope to see it in the final release.
    And the live chat I hope to see the same one you use for the cscart web site. It seems great.

    Regards,
    Andy

    • Alexey Karpukhin says:

      Hi Andy,

      I had tested version 2.1.0 from RC1 to RC3 but I still don’t see this improvmente made for version 2.0.15:

      “Separate storage of product info for the products that are in the catalog and for the products that have been ordered by your customers. In previous CS-Cart versions, some of the product info in customer orders was taken directly from the product catalog, and if the store administrator changed the details of a product in the catalog, these changes also affected the customer orders. After we have placed the product info in the customer orders to a separate table in the store database, this is no longer the issue, and the store administrator can even remove a product from the catalog without changing the details of customer orders.”

      Where did it go??? It was a great add on. Hope to see it in the final release.

      This is included in all release candidates for CS-Cart 2.1, and it will certainly be included in the final release.

      And the live chat I hope to see the same one you use for the cscart web site. It seems great.

      The live chat at cs-cart.com is powered by a third-party utility called Zopim. It is not included in the software and must be arranged separately.