Just downloaded the latest Magento Community Edition v126.96.36.199 and the first thing that popped up when I logged into the admin was that there were important security patches. I installed SUPEE-5994 as instructed because it was released after v188.8.131.52.
Is it safe to assume that the earlier patches are already incorporated with the latest release? If not, is there a way to identify which patches need to be applied on a local development server with no public URL?
I'm confused because several patches are marked as being for version 1.9.x.