Magento recently released the 188.8.131.52 update to the 1.x platform. Several of the more useful updates are included below:
The old tax calculation algorithm for shipping charges has been restored, allowing for Magento merchants to correctly charge consumers for products and shipping. Magento allows its users to set up a complex system of taxation, which gives eCommerce merchants tools to categorize products and customers into tax classes. A tutorial for setting up and managing taxes in Magento can be found here (https://www.hostknox.com/tutorials/magento/managing-taxes).
The “Price as configured” for bundle products displays correctly in the shopping cart. Users commonly complained that the feature showed a figure of zero no matter which bundle sub-products were selected for their products, while others complained of overpricing for bundled products if all input options were not selected. A guide to managing prices can be found here: (https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/magento/magento_price.htm).
Catalog price rules, a tool for selecting certain products to be put on sale, now return the correct price. These rules are distinguished from coupons, because they take effect before the shopper places the product into their cart, which increases sales following the simple logic that shoppers are attracted to lower prices. A tutorial for creating catalog price rules can be found here: (http://docs.magento.com/m1/ce/user_guide/marketing/price-rules-catalog.html)
To view the full list of technical renovations, please refer to the links below:
Enterprise Edition: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/m1x/ce19-ee114/ee1.14_release-notes.html?_ga=1.187917025.834397724.1489463757#ee114-11432
Community Edition: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/m1x/ce19-ee114/ce1.9_release-notes.html?_ga=1.187917025.834397724.1489463757#ce19-1932