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  1. Well I don't know exactly what kind of changes you made Dan, but they sound extensive. From my standpoint I would suggest you call it version 2.0, and instead of listing all the changes and improvements you have done, list;

     

    - Current Features

    - Comparison of Before and After

    - Known/Remaining Bugs

    - (To-Do (for any future updates you might have planned after release, if any))

     

    EDIT: As for installation, I wouldn't mind helping documenting changes and/or testing it.

     

    Just a suggestion :)

     

    This is scary, now you're all going to see what a sloppy job I've done on this.

     

    The code is very close to finished as far as I can tell (for the moment anyway) Sure, I will need all the help I can get documenting the changes. My problem is I don't have a "raw" site to install this on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Im using this currently on a PHP V5 server.

     

    Here's the bugs I've fixed from the previous version

     

    • Overbid ammount :Fixed

    • Starting Bid lower than starting price :Fixed

    • Won Product added to winning bidders shopping cart (remove product and qty update disabled) (Basically the next person to load the page will trigger the PHP to add product to the winners shopping cart and update the winners sessions (if the winner is logged in and triggers the update), If the winner is not logged in and the page has not been loaded by anyone else, CRON will execute every X mins to update shopping carts and send winners emails etc.

     

    One problem here is that if both a winner and looser is logged in at the same time (a pretty common occurence Im sure) and the looser loads the page before the winner does, the winners sessions will not be updated - meaning they will have to log out and log back in- in order to see the product in their shopping cart. <--Im working on this, -I think I'll dissable the ability for the looser to trigger the update to the winners shopping cart/seassions/send email. Thoughts anyone?

     

    • email sent to winning bidder.

    • Product_info page now displays "Highest Bid" instead of starting price.

    • Countdown now works for both Date AND TIME- written in PHP with auto refresh to update time (if any) remaining.

    • Countdown can be set to ANY time not just 12:00 with changes to the admin side to facilitate this.

     

    I've got to go now. Im sure there's more. I'll get back to you when I remember.

     

    PS I could do with some help to convert some of the sloppy programming into language definition files etc.

     

    Dan


  2. Just an update on the status of my contribution to this contribution: Successful auctions are now sent directly to the shopping cart where the user does not have the ability to modify number of units or remove the unit from their shopping cart. An email is sent as a reminder to the customer Automatically when the auction is complete. Still a week or so before I release anything as Im stuck documenting my changes. However initial signs are very very good.

     

    As I originally decided to do this for myself, It's going to be pretty difficult for me to say exactly what needs to be changed. However I can show you guys comparisons of what I had before and after installing this contrib.

     

    I'd appreciate any help on this front.

     

    Dan


  3. Hi all,

     

    Just thought you might like to know, I've picked up where marcusdesign left off and addressed many of the issues with this Contribution.

     

    The following has been fixed. :

     

    • Auction price now displays the current bid, instead of the start price. <--Did anyone else notice this or was it just me?

    • Countdown timer is now in PHP instead of javascript. This allows for better time synchronization with server and works much the same way as with ebay (Auto refresh). It also allows me to use variables from within the script to trigger events. Not so important now, but may be later on.

    • Auto email can now be sent to winning bidder once auction is complete: Here was the problem : PHP will only trigger events when a PHP page is loaded (hence the use of so much javascript to compensate these days). As such, I needed a way of the server testing conditions and sending emails when no-one was looking at or loading a page. For this, I have created a simple php script which is executed by a CRON every 5 mins to test if any auctions have been won, send and email to the winner and finally change the Auction status to completed so that multiple emails are not sent out. No doubt this will later involve automatic order generation; however I have not done this yet.

     

    If you don't know what CRON is, google CRON and find out.

     

    • I'm currently working on the admin side to this contrib to display Auction status, Bidders, etc. This is in infancy at this stage and should be completed in around 2-3 weeks.

     

    I'll post the polished contrib for your scrutiny once the admin side is done, as I don't yet know what impact the admin side will have on the rest of the script I've written.

     

     

    Dan


  4. I seem to have found a bug in the code somewhere, not really sure where yet, but this may help others in the same situation.

     

    Install for HTFN went well, Just when I thought everything was working perfectly, I tried to change the results per page from 20 to say 300. When changing the results the page reloaded to the same page I was on (20 results). Strangely enough I went into admin, Maximum values and change the default "Search results" from 20 to 50 then went back to the header_tages_edit.php and guess what, now Im showing 50 results per page.

     

    I'm very very confused. Incidently, I cant change from say page 1 to page 3 either. Same thing, the current page just reloads. I should note however that the URL at the top does change. Hmmm

     

    Any ideas anyone?


  5. Sounds like a good idea, although I'm sure there are similar programs available.

     

    I'm running windows XP Pro, SP2

     

    When trying to install , I was given the message "Setup can not continue because some system files are out of date. Click OK if you would like setup to update these files now...etc."

     

    I did this and was then informed I needed to restart the computer which I did.

     

    When I restarted and tried to run setup again, I was given exactly the same error.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Dan


  6. Hi Bobby,

     

    Not quite sure what I'm doing wrong, I'm still getting error 404. I've checked the million pages of help here to no avail.

     

    Im using XP with Apache 2.2

    I've checked the mod_rewrite is installed and the following changes made to my .htaccess file.

    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine On 
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^(.*)-p-(.*).html$ product_info.php?products_id=$2&%{QUERY_STRING}
    RewriteRule ^(.*)-c-(.*).html$ index.php?cPath=$2&%{QUERY_STRING}
    RewriteRule ^(.*)-m-(.*).html$ index.php?manufacturers_id=$2&%{QUERY_STRING}

     

    the url for my site is

    http://crazystu.com.au

     

    Any help greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks mate.

    Dan


  7. Can someone help me figure out why when I click on a txt file template to download, nothing happens. The screen just refreshes. I checked the "/catalog/temp/" Directory and it's empty. I've checked just about every temp directory on my HDD with no luck.

     

    I've also checked the apache Log file for errors and come up with nothing.

     

    I'm running windows XP with Apache web server. All "temp" folders have full write privleges but absolutly no luck. I feel like I've tried everything.

     

    This post here :http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=108825&hl=Easy+Populate

    Mentions to try placing $_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"] before each $tempdir.

     

    Where before each $tempdir??? Can anyone show me an example? I've tried just about every possible combination with little luck.

     

    I dont mean to beg, but PLEEAAAASSSEE can someone help me with this issue. Surely I cant be the only person stupid enough to attempt this on Windows XP running Apache?

     

    Thanks in advance

    Dan


  8. Can someone help me figure out why when I click on a txt file template to download, nothing happens. The screen just refreshes. I checked the "/catalog/temp/" Directory and it's empty. I've checked just about every temp directory on my HDD with no luck.

     

    I've also checked the apache Log file for errors and come up with nothing.

     

    I'm running windows XP with Apache web server. All "temp" folders have full write privleges but absolutly no luck. I feel like I've tried everything.

     

    This post here :http://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=108825&hl=Easy+Populate

    Mentions to try placing $_SERVER["DOCUMENT_ROOT"] before each $tempdir.

     

    Where before each $tempdir??? Can anyone show me an example? I've tried just about every possible combination with little luck.

     

    I dont mean to beg, but PLEEAAAASSSEE can someone help me with this issue. Surely I cant be the only person stupid enough to attempt this on Windows XP running Apache?

     

    Thanks in advance

    Dan

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