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GetSirius

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    GetSirius got a reaction from Mort-lemur in 2.3.4 - Recommendation for Payment Processor   
    Forgot to add that Braintree allows you to log in and process a phoned in credit card online. 
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    GetSirius got a reaction from Mort-lemur in 2.3.4 - Recommendation for Payment Processor   
    Depending on sales volume, you may find Braintree (a paypal company) will do what you need. Been using it for years on a modified 2.3.4 system without problem. Does not send the customer to a separate website to pay, integrates in the checkout_confirmation.php page. Think they refer to it as a "drop in." Presents as an app like Paypal does. Has it's own tab on admin/orders.php when looking at an individual order that was paid using Braintree.

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    GetSirius reacted to Smoky Barnable in Addon access   
    We need access to the old addons now, not "shortly". If you refuse to provide access to this open source content authored by developers who offered this content for free, would you at least consider paid access? It's impossible for forum members to provide support to those in need if we can't reference the files.
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    GetSirius reacted to ce7 in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Yes, it is great to move on new one, to make it more secure, but is it necessary to disable the old addons link? I learn the oscommerce and addons knowlege by view old addons in the past few years, and ask helps from forum, you took this option away.
    I learned C++ 20 years ago, compare to now, will you comment it that it is old, so not useful? And after all, it is up to website owners to design what version they like to move on. Beside, your link to new apps, not thing is working yet. Maybe admin can disable the old addons after confirm the new apps area works properly.
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    GetSirius got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Appreciate that at minimum the v2x app files will be available via FTP. 
    If osC admin is not willing to allow the complete v2.x apps section of their website to stay alive, why not allow someone else to take over the apps website as it was using a different server and domain name? As Hotclutch mentioned, it is not just the app files, there was important information about changes to those apps. It is understandable that osC admin does not approve of using osC 2.x, but I fail to understand why osC admin has/will eliminate what has been built by the community over so many years? Many of those apps will run on updated and community osC 2.x systems that do run fine on modern server software.
    It is hard to trust companies that do not support their old products, even if those products are obsolete. I use old computers. I use old cell phones. I use old cars. The stairway in our home is obsolete and would not pass building code today, we still use it. I use old IP cameras, I understand there are risks when using obsolete products. I have no expectation that support by osC admin would be active, archives are fine. A FTP site is not a good archive unless it will contain all descriptive text that went along with the files, all versions of the files, and is searchable so people can find what they need, as the old apps section was.
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    GetSirius reacted to azpro in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    I agree totally - and i am convinced only by making / keeping the old apps available we can build back a vivid community for V4. Old V2 users will never come back once they find out there is nothing for them left here ... By engaging them in the OSC V2 they can learn about V4  - and step up to V4... Just my 2 cents.
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    GetSirius got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Appreciate that at minimum the v2x app files will be available via FTP. 
    If osC admin is not willing to allow the complete v2.x apps section of their website to stay alive, why not allow someone else to take over the apps website as it was using a different server and domain name? As Hotclutch mentioned, it is not just the app files, there was important information about changes to those apps. It is understandable that osC admin does not approve of using osC 2.x, but I fail to understand why osC admin has/will eliminate what has been built by the community over so many years? Many of those apps will run on updated and community osC 2.x systems that do run fine on modern server software.
    It is hard to trust companies that do not support their old products, even if those products are obsolete. I use old computers. I use old cell phones. I use old cars. The stairway in our home is obsolete and would not pass building code today, we still use it. I use old IP cameras, I understand there are risks when using obsolete products. I have no expectation that support by osC admin would be active, archives are fine. A FTP site is not a good archive unless it will contain all descriptive text that went along with the files, all versions of the files, and is searchable so people can find what they need, as the old apps section was.
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    GetSirius got a reaction from osCommerce-Official in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    I do hope that the archive of apps is made available again someway, sometime soon. I was caught by surprise by the disappearance. I do like the version of osC I am using, it is working to my satisfaction. I did try a beta install of v4 and found it complicated. Understanding that it is dated, I like the simplicity of osC 2.3.4, it is not stuffed with things I will never need. I would like to update/add a few things and now can not do that. I think it may be a good thing if the new owners would allow the archive be hosted separately, as rainton (thank you) is suggesting.
    I understand the new owner's claim to the right to do as they wish with this website since they apparently gave money for the osCommerce name. I do think it would be considerant of them to have offered access to the old system that so many people have put their time and effort into without asking for payment. I don't think those people were aware that someone owns their work given the openness that this website has had in the past.
    But, this is the way things often are. Far too many companies do not support old products in any way, or even keep documentation of old products available even though the products are still in use.
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    GetSirius got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Appreciate that at minimum the v2x app files will be available via FTP. 
    If osC admin is not willing to allow the complete v2.x apps section of their website to stay alive, why not allow someone else to take over the apps website as it was using a different server and domain name? As Hotclutch mentioned, it is not just the app files, there was important information about changes to those apps. It is understandable that osC admin does not approve of using osC 2.x, but I fail to understand why osC admin has/will eliminate what has been built by the community over so many years? Many of those apps will run on updated and community osC 2.x systems that do run fine on modern server software.
    It is hard to trust companies that do not support their old products, even if those products are obsolete. I use old computers. I use old cell phones. I use old cars. The stairway in our home is obsolete and would not pass building code today, we still use it. I use old IP cameras, I understand there are risks when using obsolete products. I have no expectation that support by osC admin would be active, archives are fine. A FTP site is not a good archive unless it will contain all descriptive text that went along with the files, all versions of the files, and is searchable so people can find what they need, as the old apps section was.
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    GetSirius reacted to osCommerce-Official in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    We will not be able to answer each and every one, so here're the answers to all of your respected comments and questions.
    1. Old osCommerce 2.x is an obsolete piece of software, it uses old tech and shall not be used to run a business. 
    2. We will never try to MAKE someone move to the new version of osCommerce, however it looks like a sensible business decision for every business that runs an online shop or develops such
    3. Unfortunately same goes for the old modules and apps. They were great, but they are old and obsolete. 
    4. We will never try to shut down anyone who created apps for the old osCommerce or offers support for those, however creating them for a new osCommerce is a reasonable business decision
    5. There will be merchants and developers who will want to keep using old osCommerce and reject new osCommerce. That's fine. Change is difficult. Not from the software point of view, but more like going out of the comfort zone.
    6. We can not and will not make everyone like the new version, and new business, the new osCommerce. IT IS OK! 
    7. Those who do want progress, who want to have a business (be it merchants, designers, developers, consultants - anyone!) - we welcome you on our journey to a successful future!
     
    P.S. Old apps will become available via FTP shortly. 
         
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    GetSirius reacted to Hotclutch in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    I think you're missing the point. You could have had progress and just let the old addons be. Now you risk losing both.
    BTW its not only the addons, but all the information that went along with each contribution people have made over 2 decades.
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    GetSirius reacted to Hotclutch in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    a gross miscalculation IMO. Some people have already decided not to use V4. This action, without notice to the community even, will only reinforce that sentiment further.
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    GetSirius reacted to bonbec in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Not to mention that millions of broken links are going to make it look like OsCommerce is definitely dead 😞
    We should have left the apps directory in place and presented it as an archive area while placing a banner indicating that a new version of OsCommerce is available, creating the new apps directory for V4 separately, like everyone would have been happy.
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    GetSirius reacted to douglaswalker in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Those apps are also a wonderful way to learn about code and to get ideas etc.
    A very bad decision to remove them. Hopefully one that will be rectified.
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    GetSirius reacted to ozEworks Support in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    I distinctly remember Vadym promising me when we skyped about V4 that the Addons for legacy osCommerce versions would remain accessible.
    They were available from a subdomain called apps.oscommerce.com, (previously addons.oscommerce.com).  apps.oscommerce.com is now being redirected to app.oscommerce.com. It is therefore reassuring to know this content has not been deleted. 
    I don’t quite follow the issue of it being technically impossible to keep “apps”operational on a LINUX server given subdomains can have their own PHP environments defined.  Albeit the similar names would be confusing. Reverting to addons.oscommerce.com would be more workable. But if it is impossible then I suggest they be loaded to a new domain alltogether. I am happy to hand over ownership of oscommerce.cc for that use.  We can imagine cc to mean community contributions, a nod to their original name. 
    I should also point out that, apart from the fact people do need them, you use their existence in your marketing. You cannot claim to have 9,169 Addons for legacy osCommerce if they in fact no longer exist.
     
     
     
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    GetSirius got a reaction from TomB01 in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    Very much appreciated Tom. 
    phpMyAdmin is easy for me
    The most important thing people should remember if they edit the database (or any file) is to download a backup first!
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    GetSirius reacted to TomB01 in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    Here's the latest version I have - USPS Rate V4 Intl Rate V2_r3.6.
    USPS Rate V4 Intl Rate V2_r3.6.zip
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    GetSirius reacted to TomB01 in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    See my post above.
    Go into phpMyAdmin on your Internet Host's Control Panel (or whatever they use) and access your oscommerce MySQL database.  click on the "configuration" table and scroll through all of the lines to find the USPS keys.  There's a bunch of them and my configuration is 30+ lines now, so it may take you a while.  Don't get mixed up with UPS keys, if you have them.  Anyway, find the MODULE_SHIPPING_USPS_TYPES key, click on the "configuration_value" column for that key, and edit out the TM values to "RM."
    You need to be very careful doing this, because you can blow up the database if you mess something else up.  Unless you are fairly confident with phpMyAdmin, the safer way is to uninstall and re-install the USPS shipping module, as suggested earlier.  You do that in the oscommerce Admin Control Panel.  Login as Admin to your store and the Admin Control Panel (or whatever you may be calling it).  Look for Modules->Shipping.  Click on "- Remove Module."  After you've done that, go right back and click on "Install Module," select "USPS," and install it.
    WARNING: Print out all of your USPS settings on the right hand side of the page before you uninstall the module.  I believe you're going to have re-edit all of those settings when you uninstall and re-install the module.  That's why I went for manually editing the database, but as mentioned - that can be dangerous if you're not confident about what you're doing.
    P.S. I'm running Phoenix, so your mileage may vary from that description above.
     
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    GetSirius reacted to rainton in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Create an archive area and not destroy 20 years of history.
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    GetSirius reacted to bonbec in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    +1 with @Jack_mcs
    Place the old addons in an archive area accessible to those who will not be able to quickly upgrade to V4 due to the absence of addons specific to their countries, like France for me. Otherwise you will very strongly limit the distribution of V4 😞
     
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    GetSirius reacted to rainton in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    Are you kidding ????
    Have you removed all the apps that the community has produced over the years ?????
    But who gave you this right ?????
    You bought the osCommerce brand and NOT THE WORK THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE have done over the years to support a FREE platform.
    Give us back all the apps and old versions.
    At least put an old version that you can consult
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    GetSirius reacted to Jack_mcs in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    @VladMalThat's disappointing. There is still a large number of shops using the old version and they may not be ready to move to V4 yet. I think they will feel abandoned.  And the older versions are still considered Oscommerce. Just my opinion but I think deleting those was a mistake.
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    GetSirius got a reaction from osCommerce-Official in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    I do hope that the archive of apps is made available again someway, sometime soon. I was caught by surprise by the disappearance. I do like the version of osC I am using, it is working to my satisfaction. I did try a beta install of v4 and found it complicated. Understanding that it is dated, I like the simplicity of osC 2.3.4, it is not stuffed with things I will never need. I would like to update/add a few things and now can not do that. I think it may be a good thing if the new owners would allow the archive be hosted separately, as rainton (thank you) is suggesting.
    I understand the new owner's claim to the right to do as they wish with this website since they apparently gave money for the osCommerce name. I do think it would be considerant of them to have offered access to the old system that so many people have put their time and effort into without asking for payment. I don't think those people were aware that someone owns their work given the openness that this website has had in the past.
    But, this is the way things often are. Far too many companies do not support old products in any way, or even keep documentation of old products available even though the products are still in use.
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    GetSirius reacted to rainton in osCommerce site and Forums update notice   
    I make myself available to support a server and relative web archive structure at my own expense that contains all the old contributions and versions of oscommerce.
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    GetSirius got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in USPS Rate V4, Intl Rate V2 (official support thread)   
    Thank you Smoky Barnable for bringing this up and making it so easy to fix!
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