Magento includes a range of bug fixes, security enhancements and recodes of certain core functionality.

  • Support for PHP 5.6 in addition to PHP 5.4 and 5.5
  • Security enhancements
  • Password enhancements
  • Removal of the flash file uploader

There are also a range of bug fixes:

  • Tax calculations – subtotals on invoices is calculated correctly now
  • Shopping cart and checkout fixes
  • Catalog fixes
  • Price rule fixes
  • Configurable swatch display fixes
  • Fixes for importing and exporting
  • Fixes for the indexer
  • A range of other general bug fixes

A full list of changes can be found on the Magento website here

If you are interested in upgrading your version on Magento – please get in contact with our team. We are more than happy to talk you through the pros and cons and work out an upgrade plan for your ecommerce website.

–  Edit (21/11/2016)

1.9.3 currently has a few known issues reported by the community. These include:

  • Every product being displayed in full text search
  • SOAP connection problems
  • Some customers reporting auto generated password not being sent
  • Dropdown attributes on frontend label disappears under certain conditions
  • Undefined index session_expire_timestamp
  • Free shipping using sales rules now calculated from subtotal excluding tax
  • Exception addCrumbs()
  • Problems with configurable swatches and product tabs
  • PHP7 support using Inchoo module – a new module has been released, you will need to update.

Credit to Raphael with issues currently being tracked on GitHub