The future of Spree OSS and whats new in Spree 3.3

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The story so far

Ever since its advent in 2007, Spree – originally developed by Sean Schofield, is the most popular open source Ruby On Rails E-commerce Software spanning over 17,703 commits, 725 contributes and 208 releases. Spree was acquired by First Data in the late 2015 and since then, there has been fair amount of speculation around Spree remaining as an opensource project and it’s long term future as outlined here in this blog post.

As it turned out Spree didn’t die off, but revived under a new core team. After the acquisition announcement developers from Spark Solutions and Vinsol volunteered to keep spree alive and has been doing a fantastic job, putting shoulders to the wheel by taking Spree from version 3.0.4 to the current Spree 3.3

Whats new in Spree 3.3

On August 22, 2017, Spree released version 3.3 and is packed with the following major features.

Rails 5.1 support

Spree 3.3 is Rails 5.1  compatible whereas Spree 3.2  runs on Rails version 5.0. Which means managing JavaScript dependencies from NPM via Yarn, ability to use direct & resolved routes, parameterized mailers and many more goodies Rails 5.1  has …

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