Interview with Carmen Bremen, Mage-OnePradip Shah
Carmen Bremen is an accomplished Magento developer and community member for many years. She is a certified developer and she has been awarded Magento Master She is one of the founding members of Mage-One – a paid long-term-support (LTS) for Magento 1. We chatted with her over email recently.
luroConnect : Tell us about yourself (how many years in Magento, feathers in your cap)
Carmen : My name is Carmen and I met Magento in 2010. At first I thought: I’ll never learn this, took the challenge and didn’t want to give up Magento afterwards. Now Adobe unfortunately announced the end of Magento 1 and maybe that’s why I became part of Mage One. I just don’t want to give up Magento 1 so fast 🙂
luroConnect : You must have researched and talked to merchants about M1 end-of-life. Can you summarize your finding?
Carmen : Many merchants would like to continue using their Magento 1 shop a little longer. Some have not yet decided which system they want to switch to. Others think that the investment in the shop has to pay off first and others are so used to Magento 1 that they just want to continue using it.
luroConnect : What type of patches does one expect from mage-one?
Carmen : We will offer security and compatibility patches. We will not develop new features or remove old Magento bugs.
luroConnect : Php 7.2 EOL is nearing – will you deliver patches for php version upgrades?
Carmen : Of course. The first patch we release will be the one for PHP 7.3.
luroConnect : What type of tests do you run before you release your patches?
Carmen : We use Cypress for our tests and have been working on numerous different tests for weeks.
luroConnect : How many years of mage-one support can we expect?
Carmen : We intend to offer our service for at least 5 years.
luroConnect : I know this is not legal advice I am asking, but for merchants who process payments by Paypal or Visa, a big question is what would happen after June 2020? Will they lose PCI compliance? (Refer resources if you can).
Will mage-one satisfy the 6.2 PCI rule.
Carmen : From our perspective 100%. We offer a certificate in our customer account that can be presented to payment providers. Nevertheless, the final decision is up to the payment provider itself. However, we already have a statement from PayPal, for example, that you can continue using PayPal with Mage One.
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