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Since the first releases of CMDealAggregator, we have received many feedback and suggestions from CMDealAggregator users. We would like to thank to all of you for your support and contributions! Listen to your ideas, we have been working to improve CMDealAggregator, make it more easier to use, and CMDealAggregator 1.3.0 is the result, sure more will come in the future releases! Please keep giving us your feedback!
Here are the changes in CMDealAggregator 1.3.0:
CMDealAggregator 1.3.0 is still in beta version. Please report any issue to us, all reports are appricated to make the component more stable!
If you are going to upgrade your old version of CMDealAggregator to 1.3.0, please check http://cm-deal-aggregator.readthedocs.org/en/latest/pages/upgrading.html for upgrading tips. Do not try to upgrade on your production site!
Dear CMDealAggregator users,
Today we received an email from Groupon for an update in their API: the XML version is deprecated. Here is the content of the mail:
We wanted to let you know that as of October 1st the XML version of our V2 deals API was deprecated and will no longer be supported.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are using this API (you can tell if you start receiving error message 415) you can switch all of your calls to use the .json endpoint for uninterrupted service as it will still be supported (please see example below). If you anticipate these changes to negatively affect or impact your internal processes please reach out and we’ll assist you as much as possible.
Example XML call (deprecated): http://api.groupon.com/v2/deals.xml?client_id=XXXX&division_id=chicago
Example .json call: http://api.groupon.com/v2/deals.json?client_id=XXXX&division_id=chicago
We didn't receive any email from Groupon in the past announcing that XML version would be deprecated in October 1st 2014. In their forum, there is no announcement too. In their documentation, XML version is still listed. This is really frustrating.
With this change, we will no longer be able to import deals from Groupon in CMDealAggregator.
We have been working for a new version of CMDealAggregator, it is finished and we are writing the new documentation, a beta version was planned to be released in the next few days right after the documentation was finished. This new version has many new cool features:
However, because of this issue from Groupon, we would like to delay the release to investigate for an alternative way. The worst case is we force to use the JSON API. Because CMDealAggregator only supports XML, adding JSON support is a big change and requires more time to finish.
We will try our best to solve this issue and release the new version as soon as possible.
We would like to announce that CM Live Deal 1.1.0 Beta is now available to download.
This version includes a new option for detecting user's location via HTML5 Geolocation. Now you have 2 options for that: using HTML5 Geolocation service or using MaxMind service.
1.1.0 fixes a bug in deal's modal in deal list page: the "Get coupon" button is not visible in mobile devices because a bug in Bootstrap 2.
Thank you for your all suggestions and bug reports for making the component better!
We just uploaded CM Live Deal 1.0.2 Beta installation package and quickstart package.
CM Live Deal 1.0.2 fixes a bug in searching deals in user's location, aside from that there is no other changes.
CM Live Deal subscribers can download 1.0.2 here. If you have any question please feel free to contact us.
Thank you for your support!