We’re happy to announce that 3.8.8 is ready for Release Candidate stage. What does RC1 (Release Candidate) mean? We’ve resolved all critical bugs and that this is the stable version proposed for final release, but one last check wouldn’t be such a bad thing, right? When it is ready for a final release, we’ll call it just that.
Since beta 2, several minor issues were fixed:
* Fixed - User profile cannot be saved, and PHP warning is displayed. * Fixed - The USPS ID is not stored correctly, resulting in "Array" being displayed in the Settings text field. * Fixed - Custom Meta copies values when adding new. * Fixed - USPS settings not saving correctly.
We also added three new action hooks for developers who want to process PayPal IPN responses:
* New: 3 action hooks to process PayPal IPN responses: wpsc_paypal_pro_ipn, wpsc_paypal_standard_ipn and wpsc_paypal_express_ipn.
For a full list of features in this new version check out the 3.8.8-beta 1 blog post!
At this stage, we feel comfortable saying that this release is pretty much ready to be run in production environment. That being the case feel free to play with it or develop new projects using it. However, do not use this on a production site unless you know what you’re doing and of course, ALWAYS back up your site. (We know people say this often without giving advice on HOW to do so, so we’re recommending that you use Backup Buddy).
Please let us know if you run into any issues with this release candidate. You can either post your issues directly in the comment section below, or on our support forum. Of course, we always welcome the community to participate in contributing to the WP e-Commerce Plugin, so if you’re interested in working on the biggest WordPress Open Source project outside of WordPress itself consider signing up for our developers newsletter and getting involved.
We hope this is the final release candidate and look forward to pushing out the official release in the coming weeks.