Magento version 2.0 (X.Commerce) and eBay

eBay Acquisition

the bad(maybe?) news.

As everyone may know for the most part, eBay now owns Magento. (at least the details are still being worked out, currently.)

Overall I’ve seen some mixed feelings in regards to this, I myself am pretty up in the air; if it’s a good or bad thing, and I think the only thing that will tell is time.

With all the talk, I’m suspecting a fork or two will show up of Magento granted if the OSL will allow for such which I’m pretty sure it will, long as its made freely available:

:arrow: Magento Community to Enterprise version when its open source?

With that said, during the developers paradise there was mention that eBay’s X.Commerce package would in fact be “Open Source”.

Related Links:
:arrow: Inchoo on the acquisition

[warning]…when deep-space exploitation ramps up, it will probably be the megatonic corporations that discover all the new planets and map them. The IBM Stellar Sphere. The Philip Morris Galaxy. Planet Denny’s. Every planet will take on the corporate identity of whoever rapes it first. Budweiser World. ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 23[/warning]

Magento 2.0

the good news.

The most interesting news was information about a 2.0 version of Magento, I’m going to assume this will be under the new name X.Commerce with eBay ownership. It will NOT be backward compatible with 1.0 and is NOT a rewrite but a refactoring. It is due to release around the middle/end of this year.

The list of new shinny exciting things:

  • eregi_replace(“^(.*).js$”,”prototype.js”,”jQuery.js”); // No more Prototype!
  • PHP5.3 Native.
  • Simpler file structure, no more app/etc/modules I believe.
  • GUI Design Editor (WYSIWYG?)
  • Class Mapping: No more searching 3 directories of code pools.
  • EAV can be optional (for performance I presume).
  • A deeper theme fallback support.
  • Unit Testing, Selenium, TDD Support.
  • Staging before applying any core updates/modules.
  • Better server side validation.
  • More database options: Oracle, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • No more Magic getter/setters.
  • More API options: RPC/REST
  • Name space collisions detection with advice on how to resolve dependencies.

Related Links:
:arrow: Magento 2 (in German)

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  • http://twitter.com/magemojo MageMojo, LLC

    Our thoughts are ebay has been planning this for a long time with the launch of Magento Go. u00a0It’s the cloud based, software as a service offering, Magento Go, that will become part of x.commerce. u00a0This has likely been the plan all along since ebay purchased 49% in 2010.nnMagento Enterprise edition will live on for it’s revenue stream and high profile client brand recognition. u00a0Magento Community edition will live on for it’s free development, debugging, documentation, etc. by the community.

  • http://www.mactonweb.com/ Web design London

    This has likely been the plan all along since ebay purchased 49% in 2010.

  • http://www.junowebdesign.com/magento-ecommerce Nina Floor

    X-commerce sounds more professional and excellent than e-commerce. Anyway, eBay acquisition was a very good amendment to Magento. +1 for their another wonderful and impressive unity.