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  • Interchange 5.6.0 released

    Posted on 21-May-2008 by Jon Jensen

    The Interchange Development Group is pleased to announce the culmination of over two years of progress with the release of Interchange 5.6.0.

    This is the beginning of a new series of stable releases that are intended for production servers. Thanks to the many people who contributed new features, bug fixes, and gave support on the interchange-users mailing list. Notable changes since the Interchange 5.4 series include:

    • Perl 5.10.0 and threaded Perl support
    • Security fix to Standard demo's 404 page
    • Fixed DoS vulnerability from malicious HTTP POST
    • UTF-8 support (experimental)
    • Improvements to PreFork server mode for heavy traffic and faster servers
    • New universal "hide" attribute for ITL tags
    • New payment modules: Sage, Getitcard, Protx, NetBilling
    • New Swish interface that uses native Perl API
    • BounceReferrals directive useful for search engine optimization (SEO)
    • New SpecialSub weight_callout option for postprocessing shipping weights
    • Uniform ActionMap calling interface (changes global ActionMaps)
    • Country code top-level domain support for DomainTail
    • Improvements to options support
    • Better logging and status reporting through changing process command name
    • More languages supported in localization data

    ... and many more.

    We recommend that all Interchange sites be upgraded to this new version after due testing in each individual environment. Please read the UPGRADE document for information about upgrade procedures and a few incompatible changes introduced by this release. Download the software now! A detailed change log appears in the Interchange 5.5 development series release notes.

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