New version 1.8 of Magento Community Edition coming out next week

Magento Community Edition 1.8 and Enterprise Edition 1.13 Improvements
Magento Community Edition 1.8 and Enterprise Edition 1.13 Improvements

Magento announced the official release of Enterprise Edition version 1.13 at Imagine 2013 which includes some long-awaited and desperately-needed enhancements to the way indexing is performed. Now indexed items can be updated "in isolation" which means you don't have to rebuild the whole index every time it becomes invalidated. Instead, you can index only the changed items, and much of this happens automatically now instead of waiting for you to do it manually.

UNFORTUNATELY, these changes will NOT be made available in the 1.8 Community version due out next week. However, there are other improvements in areas like cached pages and checkout, as well as a multitude of bug fixes, which were made in Enterprise Edition 1.13 that WILL be available in Community Edition 1.8 - the complete list of improvements can be reviewed at http://www.magentocommerce.com/knowledge-base/entry/ce-18-and-ee-113-doc...

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