With MageBridge, versions are only used as indications, milestones. In almost all cases, the functionality of the new version is implemented through intermediate builds into the current version. Finally, the current version is incremented to become the new version, when all features are implemented and documentation is up-to-date.

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MageBridge 1.9 was released officially in March 2014 which seems like a very long time since the release of MageBridge 1.8 in October 2012 (one-and-a-half years). But as all of the functionality of MageBridge 1.9 has already been shipped in various updates, the jump to version 1.9 is more of a milestone than an actual release. This release marks the end of Joomla! 1.5 support and major rewrites to shift from MageBridge connectors to native Joomla! plugins.

Read more: MageBridge 1.9 Release Notes

Version 1.6 was released in February 2011 and primarily marks the support for Joomla! 1.6 and Magento 1.5. To be compatible with these new versions, some major changes were made in the MageBridge code. This took time - over 6 months - but during this time was also introduced numerous other features.

Read more: MageBridge 1.6 Release Notes

Version 1.5 was released in August 2010 but this is more of a milestone, because its main features have been available already for months. This version primarily adds caching and some smaller tricks like using the Google API - with this new release the performance of a MageBridge shop can dramatically be improved.

Read more: MageBridge 1.5 Release Notes

Version 1.2 adds primarily support for third party extensions like sh404SEF, JomSocial and Community Builder. The core URL translation system (which translates Magento URLs into Joomla! URLs) is completely rewritten to allow for the integration with sh404SEF. Also product connectors and profile connectors have been added to the MageBridge architecture to facilitate the integration of JomSocial and Community Builder.

Read more: MageBridge 1.2 Release Notes