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  1. 9 points
    Harald Ponce de Leon

    Forum Changes

    Hi All.. The forum was down for maintenance today for backend work and to streamline the forum structure. Many of the support forums have been merged (eg, OSCOM v2.x support, installation, upgrades, tips and tricks, ..), and some have been vaulted (eg, OSCOM v3.x, development, ..). The encyclopedia sized forum rules have also been streamlined and now point to the policies on our main website. For a test run, the Clubs section is being shown more prominently on the front page of the forum, showing the last 3 active clubs. This may change again in the future where all discussions are held in Clubs to further streamline the forum structure, and to experiment with entirely new forum front page experiences. Announcements will soon be made regarding the following: v2.x Community Editions Apps Marketplace New Me Website OSCOM v3.x New channels for v3.x discussions will be added to the forum when the announcement is ready to be made. On a personal note, I apologize for my lack of presence in the forum - I have been focused entirely on coding. Many thanks to the moderator team keeping the community civilized. My resources now allow me to do both, so watch out 👀😃 and catch me in the Public Chat area again from this week on.
  2. 6 points
    I think it would be great to make a package (called frozen 2 or as you like) that has the new admin of @shetch and the Frozen version with its bug fixes so that new users can download them in one place. What the community lacks are periodic updates to show that the software is alive. I do not know if this is the best place to post it, but the work of @shetchis fantastic, it's the cooler in oscommerce for a long time and it would be great to integrate it into the Frozen package. What do you think? Best regards. Valqui
  3. 4 points
    burt

    php 7.2 - updating CE

    With a big thanks to @Heatherbell I have a day next week and a day the week after to commence work on; fixing php7.2 warnings and errors translating old x.x (some of which relates to php4!) php code to newer 7.x formatted code In the meantime, if anyone sees any more errors/warnings please reply to this thread stating what the error says and where you found it (eg an URL) or how you made the error appear (eg only happens when pressing edit on XYZ module) and so on. As much details as you can give would be very helpful.
  4. 3 points
  5. 2 points
    JcM Product info No stock buy button CE A simple add-on to let you display buy button on product info page. This button will change if stock is zero and prevent the product from being added to cart. Again totally standalone with no core code change. Simply copy all files into relevant sections and go to admin modules /content and install.
  6. 2 points
    JcMagpie

    modal info popup

    I had a look at the add-on and it needed some fixes to get it to work on CE BS3, I assume you already made those as you say you have the admin side working. I too got the admin working and the output works fine as far as getin geting the info from admin, can even display it in a modal which is trigered by click. The problem is with bootstrap "show" function for modal. I can get it to work fine on a simple page but it fails to trigger when used in CE. I think this is an issue with the js script not beeing called at the right time or having duplicates calls on the site? Which ever it is it's this bit that is not working the rest is fine. I'll try and look into the "show" function a bit more when i have time.
  7. 2 points
    JcMagpie

    modal info popup

    Quick mod to limit display to first time only. JcM index Popup V1.1.zip
  8. 2 points
    JcMagpie

    osCommerce website given refresh

    Me i'm an optimistic, my glass is always half full. I keep looking and working to see things improve and get better, even if it's is at a slow pace. 😊
  9. 2 points
    JcM Current Bestsellers Box V1.0 CE A simple add-on to let you display a Current Bestsellers Box on your site This allows you to set the number of days from which the best sellers are selected. If no sales made in that period nothing is displayed. So you could set it to show best seller in last week, month or year. Again totally stand-alone with no core code change. Simply copy all files into relevant sections and go to admin and install.
  10. 2 points
    burt

    Where to start for newbie

    It's probably useful to point out that something being "open source" does not always mean it is "free" (as in no money). That's a misconception that a lot of people struggle with. We all run businesses, we all know there is a cost. https://github.com/gburton/Responsive-osCommerce/releases => Frozen Install it and have a play with it.
  11. 2 points
    Nice, looking forwared to using the new fetures. Updating existing add-on's and reports is quite simple did this montly sales reoprt conversion in about 5 minutes! Those who decide to use it will make the effort I'm sure. Official or fork or neither it's good to have options.
  12. 2 points
    Jack_mcs

    No Hooks in Bootstrap?

    I haven't followed this thread so I'm not sure if it is the hooks that bother you or that the CE version is not the official version. If it is the hooks, then they will still be in the next official version since Harald is the one that initially added them and it is very unlikely, probably impossible, that he would remove them from the next version. If it is that the community version isn't the official one, you should understand that whenever an official version is released, it will take quite a while before it is useful. Based on previously released official versions, it would be a good six months before it would be useable as a live shop. So even if an official version was released today, if may not be useable as a live shop before the next Christmas season. So waiting for an official version would hurt your site far more than switching to the CE version and that should be the most important factor to consider, in my opinion.. Just something to think about.
  13. 2 points
    Very good suggestion Valquiria . This will be the next step for real support of our favorite software osCommerce. I fully support this idea! It is time to defrost?
  14. 2 points
    end4urip

    So what do you drink Burt?

    So what do you drink Burt?
  15. 2 points
    You could also try a CSV file it may work better? 😊 sorry Henry could not resist.
  16. 2 points
    burt

    Email queuing system

    It's just a template so individual shopowners can easily set it up as they like and tweak it etc. HTML Emails are actually quite difficult as email programs render the output markedly differently. Well, it's certainly close enough to get the updated system out to the two testers to try. Tomorrow chaps.
  17. 2 points
    burt

    Email queuing system

    Right now I am working on setting up a Cron system for this system. Having not really played in-depth with Cron before, it's proving to be a PITA. But the system is close to starting the next phase of testing.
  18. 2 points
    burt

    php 7.2 - updating CE

    I'm slowly but surely, as and when I can give time, updating the software. Thanks to all who are helping the software to move forward 👍
  19. 1 point
    JcMagpie

    modal info popup

    It's very simple but works, change the message in language file to what ever you need it to be. Just copy files and install in admin. Pop up will show when customer comes on to index page. Mod as you like. Have only tested on CE BS3 but shoud work on 4 as well. running on test site https://justfastfood.com/ JcM index Popup V1.0.zip
  20. 1 point
    JcM Color Tweak V1.0 This add-on has been update. A new Header tag replaces JcM color brand. Uninstall and remove old and install new Header tag.
  21. 1 point
    kgtee

    Product Quantity Box

    Thanks. I moved the codes to the file cm_pi_quantity.php and declare $cart as a global variable. It works now. In the template file quantity.php, I added this to the end of the button:
  22. 1 point
    The Philosophy of Open Source The GNU General Public License grew out of a philosophy that software should be free, and derivatives of that software should be free as well. It was a contrast to the industry standard of commercial software, shareware, demoware and crippleware at the time. But today there are many products that pay lip services to the open source concepts; having both open and enterprise versions very similar to the demoware/shareware concepts of the past. Some use GNU GPL software as a base for an entirely commercial ecosystem. The original philosophies behind the Free Software Foundation have been commandeered by those who seek to profit from open source while returning only marginal or symbolic contributions to the community as they enter patent lawsuit wars amongst each others. There have been significant contributions to underlying technology stacks used to build many of the compiling, web, testing and data storage frameworks by commercial entities. It’s important to note that many of these contributions have been released on permissive licenses that are more accessible for commercial use. Rather than embrace the GNU GPL, today most libraries and programming languages are released under licenses such as MIT, Apache, BSD and others. Even as I was writing this article, Android’s Native Development Kit (NDK) just changed their default compiler from the GNU C Compiler (GCC) to Clang, noting in their changelog that GCC is now deprecated25. Clang was contributed to by Apple, Microsoft, Google, ARM, Sony and Intel. It is, of course, under a permissive license known as the University of Illinois NSCA License. What we’re essentially seeing more of in the industry today, is open sourcing central technologies and reusable components without open sourcing the software it produces. This can help startups and small developers to create large, scalable products. However, those products are often locked into the ecosystems of the larger players. It’s beneficial for Facebook, Twitter and Amazon to help others create applications that feed people into their user base, because it’s more likely those products would depend on connections to the big networks rather than compete with them. Even thought there is considerably more open source software deployed in the wild today compared to the previous decade, making its way into everything from server clusters to consumer electronics, it is a far departure from the world originally envisioned by some of the most vocal open source advocates and anti-commercial zealots of the late 1990s. The original idea behind the Free Software Foundation’s concept of open source was an ecosystem where every new development resulted in more open and free code. We’re talking about people who truly believed in getting away from commercial software entirely. There were people who felt that one day, Linux desktops could replace Windows and even high end tools like Photoshop and Final Cut would have great open source replacements. This never happened. Although Linux, FreeBSD and other open source operating systems are great for developers, we never truly had the year of the Linux desktop. No matter how many people try to claim that Gimp is just as good as Photoshop, that any lack of feature is simply not being familiar with Gimp’s interface, is either in a state of denial or they haven’t had to truly do any intense graphics related work other than cropping images or adjusting levels. Today, Illustrator is still far easier to learn than Inkscape, and LibreOffice Writer, while an excellent program, still lacks many of the advanced features of Microsoft Word. Most video editing applications for Linux suffer continual crashes, leaving Blender, a 3D modeling tool not originally designed for video editing, to be the only stable video editing platform. Although Steam and Humble Bundle have brought a plethora of independent and main stream games to Linux, those games are closed source, commercial and, in the case of Steam, under Digital Rights Management (DRM). Rather that the computer utopia of all software being free and hardware being what people pay for, much of the software we use today is being moved out of the realm of pay-once desktop software, and into subscription based offerings. Where one could once simply keep using an older version of a piece of software and not pay for an upgrade if it wasn’t necessary, now people must pay continual subscriptions for software that can never be owned, only rented, for their entire lives. Although companies like IntelliJ provide fall-back licenses to allow people to use previous version if they stop subscribing26, other companies like Adobe will simply cut off access to the current product, even if you’ve been a subscriber for years27. Furthermore, a lot of software is moving entirely to the web. These web applications are often based on open source components while creating closed, wall-gardened systems. People who then develop applications based against those web services, say using the Dropbox or Facebook public APIs, are now locked in to those systems. Open source software is alive and well, backing most of the systems we take for granted every day. Communities like Github have paved the way for more open collaboration and increased contributions. More software today is branded with the marketing gimmick of being moved “into the cloud”, and into subscription models were people perpetually rent software rather than purchase it. Many of the websites we use are walled gardens of free services that are not open, and which make it intentionally difficult to move your data should you become unsatisfied with the service provider. Much of the opens source software being released today is backend technology or developer tools. We are still a far cry away from having the day to day software we use being truly free, not only in cost, but being able to modify it to our needs and run it anywhere we want. Aug 16, 2016 • Sumit Khanna https://penguindreams.org/blog/the-philosophy-of-open-source-in-community-and-enterprise-software/
  23. 1 point
    JcM Current Bestsellers Box V1.0 CE A simple add-on to let you display a Current Bestsellers Box on your site This allows you to set the number of days from which the best sellers are selected. If no sales made in that period nothing is displayed.
  24. 1 point
    You can exttend this further to have same affect on other buy buttons but these will need core code changes.
  25. 1 point
    raiwa

    Help Updating Module

    In function keys there is the comma missing after sort order constant
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