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#1   dionysiacdesign

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 06:10 AM

When was the last update released?
And how often are updates released?

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#2   FIMBLE

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:38 PM

the last was released last year around November, the new are released as and when ready
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 11:35 PM

Thanks Nic, I kind of gathered it was a release when ready thing. I was wondering approximately how long - every 6 months to a year?
Just wondering so I can give some kind of indication to clients as to how often they would need to update.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:05 AM

The previous version (RC2a) was dated 2003 and was just replaced with verion 2.3.1 in December 2010.  So, every 6-12 months........don't hold your breath.




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Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:18 AM

Version 2.2RC2a was released in May 2008. The previous version (RC2) was released in January 2008. There were three other releases between that and 2.2MS2 in 2003. So, about one a year if you want the average. The longest time between releases was about two years; the shortest time was one day.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 04:21 AM

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Version 2.2RC2a was released in May 2008

I stand corrected..sort of.......RC2a was dated 2007, not 2003

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:02 AM

Dates in file headers are not a reliable indication of the release date. Older files are commonly included, and the date was sometimes not changed even if the file was updated. If the file date was changed, it was changed in CVS at the time the file was changed, which can be months prior to the release.

Harald is probably the only person who knows all of the release dates for certain. I can only tell from the timestamps on the downloads that I made at the time, and I always got the file within a day of the original release. For all releases after 2.2 MS2, that is.

The timestamp on my copy of 2.2RC2a is 31 January 2008. The May date above is incorrect; I apparently downloaded a new copy in May for some reason.

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:40 AM

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Harald is probably the only person who knows all of the release dates for certain


You are probably right.  There is a shroud of secrecy and urban legend associated with osCommerce development.  :lol:




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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:49 AM

03/12/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 1.0
05/14/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 1.1
12/02/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 2.0
12/13/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 2.0a
03/06/2001 The Exchange Project Preview Release 2.1
02/17/2003 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 1
12/07/2003 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2
11/12/2005 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 051112
11/13/2005 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 051113
08/17/2006 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 060817
07/03/2007 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.2 RC1
01/16/2008 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.2 RC2
01/30/2008 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.2 RC2a
11/12/2010 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.3
11/14/2010 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.3.1

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#10   obcbeatle

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:46 PM

View Postburt, on 03 March 2011 - 10:49 AM, said:

03/12/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 1.0
05/14/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 1.1
12/02/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 2.0
12/13/2000 The Exchange Project Preview Release 2.0a
03/06/2001 The Exchange Project Preview Release 2.1
02/17/2003 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 1
12/07/2003 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2
11/12/2005 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 051112
11/13/2005 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 051113
08/17/2006 osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Update 060817
07/03/2007 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.2 RC1
01/16/2008 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.2 RC2
01/30/2008 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.2 RC2a
11/12/2010 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.3
11/14/2010 osCommerce Online Merchant 2.3.1

Hope it helps ;)

Thanks. Question...is there any compelling reason for me to upgrade to osCommerce Online Merchant 2.3.1 (from a security standpoint) if I'm currently running osCommerce Online Merchant 2.2 RC2a with all the security patches (per the 1st pinned security thread posted in this forum)? Thanks!