Satchmo Development Branch

These are the notes for the development version of Satchmo.

New Features

  • upgraded to use the latest Sorl Thumbnail code. Please review the migration notes
  • Added Paypal Payflowpro payment module
  • Updated all templates to use Django static files
  • Send email to gift certificate recipients
  • Rewrite PDF (document) generation, removed trml2pdf and Reportlab dependencies: please see trml2pdf and the migration notes when upgrading
  • Updated to using django-registration 0.8


  • Italian updates
  • Russian updates

Bug Fixes

  • Make variation manager more robust so that you can’t delete an order when deleting the variation.
  • Javascript updates for newer jquery
  • Fix bug with required login not working
  • Ensure TRACK_INVENTORY is used in all payment modules
  • Updated cache settings to use the new format
  • Multiple minor bug cleanups and fixes
  • Update views to use new class-based generic views
  • Update Satchmo to use Django’s timezone support
  • Fixes to thumbnail widget paths
  • Fix shipping tax config

Performance Improvements

  • DB optimizations using new prefetch_related from Django 1.4
  • Tweaks to product ratings

Additional Notes

  • Remove django-signals-ahoy as a dependency

Migration Notes

PDF generation

If you wish to maintain the trml2pdf PDF generation (recommended if you have customized templates) for invoices, packing slips and shipping labels, you must set the 'DOCUMENT_CONVERTER' key within SATCHMO_SETTINGS to 'shipping.views.TRMLDocument':

    'DOCUMENT_CONVERTER': 'shipping.views.TRMLDocument',

You should also move your templates, as the following template renames happened (here is indicated only the template path, from templates/ onward):

  • shop/pdf/invoice.rmlshop/docs/rml/invoice.rml
  • shop/pdf/packing-slip.rmlshop/docs/rml/packingslip.rml
  • shop/pdf/shipping-label.rmlshop/docs/rml/shippinglabel.rml

See trml2pdf for more details.

Sorl Thumbnail

In rev 2449 Satchmo is updated to use the latest Sorl Thumbnail code.

The primary change is that all custom templates that reference images, will need to be changed to support Sorl’s updated syntax. A typical example of an old template tag looks like this:

{% thumbnail pic.picture 280x280 as image %}
<img src="{{ image }}" width="{{ image.width }}" height="{{ image.height }}" />

Templates need to be updated to support the endthumbnail tag:

{% thumbnail pic.picture "280x280" as image %}
<img src="{{ image.url }}" width="{{ image.width }}" height="{{ image.height }}" />
{% endthumbnail %}

Also, after upgrading to the latest Sorl Thumbnail code, you must remember to do a syncdb to create Sorl’s cache table.

This upgrade allows Satchmo to utilize all the latest features in Sorl. You are encouraged to read Sorl’s docs in order to determine which ones you’d like to include in your store.

Django Static Files

In rev 2476 Satchmo is updated to use Django’s static files. If you have made any changes to templates, you’ll need to make sure to replace references top media_url with STATIC_URL. Here is an example of the original template:

<script src="{{media_url}}js/jquery.cookie.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Here is the new template:

<script src="{{ STATIC_URL }}js/jquery.cookie.js" type="text/javascript"></script>