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    Demitry reacted to ArtcoInc in Flash from the past... but the "fixes" aren't fixing it for me... Function eregi() is deprecated...   
    Once again, this thread has moved from the original topic, and devolved into a bunch of (imho) useless bickering. This seems to happen a lot on this forum. And yes, I will accept some responsibility for my part in this. Those of us that have been around for a while know the history, and have opinions on what happened, and what should have happened. Rehashing this over and over has no benefit, and drags threads off topic.
    So please note: if this continues, I will go back and hide all posts in this thread (including mine) that went off topic. Ok?
    Oh, and @Demitry , I was not referring to you for the "doom and gloom" comment. I apologize if you took it that way.
    M
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    Demitry got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in Flash from the past... but the "fixes" aren't fixing it for me... Function eregi() is deprecated...   
    @ArtcoInc
    I didn’t see that post from Vadym. I saw another one a while back and am now not sure if it was from him or second-hand. So, I was wrong in my understanding of that 2.x migration to osCv4, and you are right. Though having read this, I am now even more skeptical of the osCv4 rollout.
    I assume that your “Doom & Gloom” comment was directed at me. If so, I disagree with your perception of such comments. I’m a realist, ..just being realistic!
    1. The last official release of this software was over 4 years old and is not compatible with today’s PHP version.  
    2. The software is not made to be upgradeable to newer osC versions and is not easily upgradeable to new PHP versions.
    3. osC is a bare-bones set of core files that is completely dependent on addons for basic features to make it a working shop.
    4. The addons site is in disarray with old and poorly coded addons most of which have not been updated in years and the majority of which are written by amateur programmers.
    5. The main source of osCommerce technical support we now have is,… (drum-roll…….) => Jack! And I am very grateful for his continued commitment, availability, and help.
    Most of the other senior developers/techs have either jumped ship or are not wasting any more of their time on osC support. Good for them! I am grateful to them for all the time, effort, and expertise they donated to help the rest of us.
    6. osC went belly-up a decade ago and there are currently around 30 people following Vadym’s “new osCommerce V4” thread who are interested in the V4 release. Numbers don’t lie! https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=US&q=oscommerce
    7. You basically have to be a programmer or know a programmer to set-up and manage an osC site. This software is not for the non-technical shop owner, which is pretty much most everyone.
    8. The new osC ownership missed their own deadline for the release of the new version, which was supposed to be available this past summer of 2021.
    9. That last D-bag that pretended to manage osCommerce for years, basically wiped his ass with it. And, the new osC ownership have been MIA for months.
    Considering all of these issues, how can you tell newbies and existing shop owners (whose old osC software is failing them), that they should stick with osCommerce? Yeah!, I tell them the truth, ..that they should go find another cart software. Why? Because it’s immoral and unethical not to. That’s not “Doom & Gloom,” ..that’s being real about the software’s current state and any future projection (seeing how the new ownership has thus far handled the osCv4 rollout). That’s me saving them a ton of time, money, and aggravation.
    I do believe that Vadym and his team will eventually release osCv4, which will breathe some life into this software. Though again, being realistic, ..it is highly unlikely that this new version will somehow propel osCommerce to compete with some of the big names of eComm software in the industry (or even some of the smaller ones).
     

    Ashley is just having some fun and trying to help those that still think osC is a viable eComm solution. Though your comment only proves my point. A non-technical person cannot do what Ashley (as well as Ruden) did, and that’s just patching an old software to the latest PHP version (plus a few minor tweaks). There is still the process of loading all the necessary addons, bringing them up to date, and testing them. This doesn’t even include customization.
    That’s like saying, “look how easy it is for that ballerina to dance on stage,” ...but try explaining that to the cops arresting you for dancing in a pink tutu on Time Square.
    So, that’s fairly easy stuff for someone who knows osCommerce directory, file, and code structure and is at least semi-technical (though extremely time consuming!). Not so much for the non-technical newbie or a shop owner who is still running an MS2.2 candle shop on PHP5.3.
     
     
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    Demitry got a reaction from Hotclutch in Flash from the past... but the "fixes" aren't fixing it for me... Function eregi() is deprecated...   
    Maybe Vadym just forgot his osC login creds, and cannot figure out how to log back in. LoL
     
     
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    Demitry got a reaction from Hotclutch in Flash from the past... but the "fixes" aren't fixing it for me... Function eregi() is deprecated...   
    Maybe Vadym just forgot his osC login creds, and cannot figure out how to log back in. LoL
     
     
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    Demitry got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in New management and osCommerce v4   
    In fact, osCommerce is unusable without the Addons. Congratulations! You have inadvertently stumbled upon one of the main reasons why osC flat-lined.

    The osC Marketplace is saturated with old & expired addons that are poorly coded with little to no conformity to any osC coding standards. Then there are the Zombie Phoenix addons and addon updates that support a spin-off eComm software. And now, it is no longer monitored so we have spammers posting garbage like the two screenshots below. Additionally, the search feature stopped working in Firefox for some reason, though it still works in Chrome. And you want to keep this? Really?? smh


     
    I think that all addons for version 2.2.x should be removed. If you have osC v 2.2 on PHP5.x, you have gravely neglected your store and you are not doing any justice for your customers.
    All addons for osC v2.3.x should have a 12 to 24-month end-of-life time-line starting with the release date of osCv4. This gives everyone time to either download the addons they still have not for their legacy version, or switch over to v4 if they chose to do so. osCv4 addons should be completely separate, tested, and monitored for quality, code conformity & consistency, and relevance/usefulness.
    However, if osCv4 is going to adopt the same failed business model as its predecessor, then by all means, keep the Marketplace as is, ..and all the issues and store-owner dependencies that come with it. Applying the same methodologies of a software that flat-lined, to a software refresh is the definition of insanity. That's a reference to an Albert Einstein quote.
    Personally, I have a lot of time & effort invested in all the addons that I contributed to osCommerce over the years. Regardless, I have no attachments to them and would gladly let them all go just to see osCommerce start fresh with a new slate and a better market & business strategy.
     
     


     
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    Demitry reacted to Smoky Barnable in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Good point. No reason to follow.
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    Demitry got a reaction from Hotclutch in Updating to PHP8   
    You can add
     isset($entry_zone_id) && 
    to line 168 and line 181, as in,...
    if (isset($entry_zone_id) && $entry_zone_id > 0) 
    That should get rid of the error, but you still need to test the functionality to make sure it works with this change. I'm not sure why it's throwing this error.
     
     
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    Demitry got a reaction from Hotclutch in Updating to PHP8   
    if ( is_array($color_asked) && count($color_asked) == 3 ) { 
    Or,....
    if ( is_countable($color_asked) && count($color_asked) == 3 ) { 
     
     
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    Demitry reacted to Jack_mcs in My Addons   
    I've had a number of questions about my addons so I thought it would make it easier to create a thread I could reference.  Each addon has one or more of the indicators below. But those are just general guides and may not apply in all cases. Just ask if you need something clarified. I've included links to my addons that are in the apps section though I may have missed some of the older ones.

    c - Some core changes needed
    f - Free version uploaded but may not be for all versions
    n - Not mine but altered by me
    p = Phoenix - at least through 1.0.7.4
    v - Has Pro version. If F is not indicated, then it is only available from me.
    Additional Orders Infoc f p Add additional details about orders at a glance. Add More Fields c f  Adds extra fields to the products. Admin Trapper c p Adds extra protection to the admin All Customers c f p  Provides a report about customers, like email addresses. All Products SEO f p Quick links to products - helps with SEO. Article Manager c f p v Easily add articles to the site. Allows customers to comment to them. Attribute Percentage c f p Adds percentage as a way to charge for attributes. Attributes Download Manager c v Additional options for downloads. Auto Logon f n p Customers are automatically logged in. Auto Update Currencies f p Keeps the exchange rates current.   Batch Printing c f p v Handle multiple invoices with just a few clicks. Blacklistc f p Prevent marked visitors from visiting the site or placing an order.   Categories Box Expander p v An expandable category box. Category Images f p Lists the categories on the page. CCV f p v Adds the cc payment module. Compare My Price c f Tracks other sites and shows how they compare to your products. Continue Shopping f p  Adds a continue shopping button to the shopping cart page. CSS_Editor p v Easily edit the sites colors from admin. Currency Images f p Adds a flag image for each currency. Custom Server Error Pages f n p Allows you to control the error pages on the site.   Daily Specials f p v Setup coupons not available in other addons, like buy 1 get 1. Database Optimizer f p Cleans the database of useless data. DoubleClick Preventer c p v Prevents customers from clicking twice on the confirmation page.   Easy Logo f p Create a logo from text and images. Easy Populate f p v Handle your products from a spredsheet file. Easy Reorder p v Customers past order history is displayed and allows them to quickly order.   FAQ Manager f p Easily add and mange FAQ's in admin. Free Shipping plus Others c p n v Gives the option of Free Shipping as well as whichever ones are enabled. Full Width Footer f p A footer module that uses the full width of the display.   Generic_Infobox f p Allows one infobox to contain many different sections. Gift Add c f n p  Adds the option to order as a gift. Gift Vouchers Secure c p v Provides codes to use for discount or to sell. Google Feeder f p v Used for google shopping. Google_Reviews p v Adds the code that allows google to ask your customers for reviews. Google XML Sitemap SEO f p Creates a sitemap used by the search engines. Gratuity c f p v Asks your customers if they want to contribute to a charity, or any group you set up. Grouped Reviews c p v Groups the reviews to give a better display.   Header Status Handler c f p Handles 404 and 410 errors correctly. Header Tags SEO c f p Full meta tag control - very good for SEO. Honey Pot f p v Prevents spam and fake accounts. HTML Editor c f p v Automatically add an html editor to the selected pages.   Image interrogator p v Compares image files on the server to what is actually in use and allows them to be deleted. Image Static Modules p v A group of five image modules to display various images on the home page. Imprint Text n p v Allows the customer to input text they would like applied to a product, like a label on a hat. Individual Product Shipping c f p v Allows shipping costs to be applied to a product. Information Pages SEO f p v Easily add and manage pages in admin. Very useful for the shop but also helps with SEO. Instant Discount c f p v Displays a popup with items on sale for a limited time - like buy in the next 10 minutes for discount.   Jssor Image Slider f p Displays sliding images in the header or the home page.   Link Checker p v Checks the links of your site to make sure they are valid. Login Modal f n p v Adds a modern popup for logging in. Login Monitor f p Monitors the admin for invalid logins and notifies the shop owner when they occur.   Main Menu p v Add a horizontal menu to the header to diplay categories, manufacturers and more. Manufacturer Images f p Display the manufacturers on the home page. Manufacturers Products p v Display a page showing products by manufacturers. Merge Accounts f p v Merger two accounts into one. Message Box f p Adds rotating messages to the header or navbar. MultiBox Single f p Show images in an infobox. Multiple Products Manager f p v Allows controlling multiple products easily. Must Agree To Conditions f n p v Adds a checkbox to the create account and/or checkout page that customer must accept.   Orders Exporter p v Export details of orders into a csv file. OSC Error Handler c p Prevent errors from being seen by customers.   Paypal Fees c f p Displays the charges by paypal. Phone Orders f p Place an order or create an account for your customers. Previous Next c n p v Shows Next/Prev buttoms on product pages. Price In Cart p v Display the cart total in various locations on the shop. Print Order c n p v Allows the customer to print a copy of their order. Product Quantity Box c f p Adds +/- buttons to the product page so the customer can change the quantity to order. Purchase Limiter c f p v Limits how much a customer can spend.   Quantity Price Breaks f p Discount products based on the quantity ordered.   Recover Cart Sales f n p Shows incomplete orders and allow those customers to be contacted.   Second Currency c f p v Adds a second currency to each place a price shows. Shopping Cart Update List p v Replace the box and delete button with a quantity list on the shopping cart page. Sitemap SEO c f p Adds a site map to the shop. Useful to your customers but good for SEO too. Site Monitor f p Reports changes to files that the shop owner didn't make. Social Accounts p v Adds an infobox with social icons. SSL Box p v Adds an infobox with the ssl details.   Tax By Year p v Shows taxes by the year. Text Master f p v Edit standard pages in admin. Text Slider f p v Adds text to the home page that hides when not being read.   Ultimate SEO p Changes the url to human readable. UPSXML c p n v Shipping module. USPS c p n v Shipping module.   View Counter f p v Very powerful program to control what is going on on the shop.   YouTube Vidoe Box p v Adds an infobox that displays a youtube video.  
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    Demitry got a reaction from Hotclutch in Updating to PHP8   
    Here is that function from Zombie Phoenix v1.0.8.0  (not v1.0.8.3 as I had posted prior):
    function tep_session_is_registered($variable) { trigger_error('The tep_session_is_registered function has been deprecated.', E_USER_DEPRECATED); return isset($_SESSION) && array_key_exists($variable, $_SESSION); } ...though I don't think this has anything to do with migrating to PHP8.0
     
    array_key_exists() is not part of the deprecated functions in PHP8.0. See links below.
    https://www.php.net/manual/en/migration80.deprecated.php
    https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.array-key-exists.php
     
     
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    Demitry got a reaction from ruden in Setup Warning   
    4) use another cart software, not related to osCommerce
     
     
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    Demitry reacted to ArtcoInc in OSCommerce setup problem   
    @Nawaraj Please do not duplicate posts!
    Plus, you haven't answered the reply to your first post (Which asked which version of osC are you using?)
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    Demitry reacted to phi148 in Change Products Model Based On Option ?   
    Thanks Demitry, I'm going to take a look now.... will keep you guys posted!
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    Demitry reacted to Jack_mcs in FATAL ERROR: register_globals is disabled in php.ini please enable it! Godaddy upgrade July 30 2021   
    @diliptAs Demitry mentioned, it is probably due to your host changing the php version on you. Godaddy uses cpanel, except maybe on some old servers, and cpanel stopped support of version prior to 7. Depending upon your hosting plan, you can ask them to switch you back to the older php version but I doubt they will do that.
    But I'm confused by the above. Are you saying your shop was running on that version? If so, you don't need register globals.
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    Demitry got a reaction from Papanco in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Привет Вадим, спасибо за ответ.  
    Yes, I saw that a day or so back, on the Team page. Two things about that page. There are duplicate entries for Kate Dyachenko and Serhii Gakhov. And, the osC profiles are not set up for your team members, though I only checked a couple of them. This is not of great importance at this time, but does go to credibility as you move forward and,.. if you plan to keep the forums.

    Having a dedicated team of Ukrainians and Russians is indeed Very promising!

     
    So as an “on premises" solution (and especially when you move to SaaS), ..does that mean that this will no longer be an open-source software that can be downloaded and installed locally? Because the “os” in osCommerce does stand for “open source.” And, if that’s the case, then this is quite different than Magento, and actually more like Shopify.

    By the way, I am not a fan of Shopify or BigCommerce. I mentioned them because today’s eComm-cart popularity has direct correlation to the fact that the majority of store owners are not technical and do not want to be. That’s one of the main directives pursued by the prior unmentionable, who is directly responsible for the mismanagement and the dismantling of osC and its brand equity.

    I’m talking about the blatant ignorance and stupidity.. such as,.. releasing new osC versions that store-owners could not update their stores to. And, the inability of osC software to be updated to new PHP versions. Other crucial mismanagement issues like,.. Excluding the integration of common-place & basic eCommerce features such as Order Tracking, SEO, MVS, product attribute management, site and form security, shipping calculators, RMA system, and many, Many others! These are all standard features offered with every eComm cart out there today, but of course, not with osCommerce.

    So Vadym, the point of this is that I hope that you choose not to pursue any part of that same “I live in my mom’s basement while I pretend to manage an eCommerce software” strategy, otherwise, you’re just setting yourself, your team, and the new software release for failure.

     
    Ok, so I am happy to hear that this is not some philanthropic endeavor to give away your time & energy. That certainly gives more value to the software, its potential future, and perceived longevity.

    However, your initiative to monetize is not very clear from your response. If you plan to in-house the new osC, and charge for account access, support, and addons/customization,.. that’s one thing. On the other hand, if your services include store-owner ordered customization and development, then this is a conflict of interest.

    Actually, I am not very clear on how you plan to monetize this software. I am willing to invest in something new that I believe will provide a viable long-term solution for my needs as a store-owner, but not if it is anything like what that unmentionable predecessor did,.. or I should say, ..did nothing with.

     
    Good! I’m glad to hear that!

    Additionally, I recommend removing any and all references to Zombie Phoenix. That includes the news articles related to it. There are about 22 articles on the https://www.oscommerce.com/Us&News page. This is confusing to anyone who is new to osC because this software is no longer an osC product. The same goes for Zombie Phoenix addons and addon-updates that are part of non-Zombie Phoenix addons,.. including those of my own. As well as, any and all forum topics, discussions, and posts related to that “other” cart software. Let it all be gone like a fart in the wind!

     
     
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    Demitry got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in PHP 8.0 Upgrade to boxes.php class   
    My osC version does not have this boxes.php class file. However, I believe you have to make that function __construct change to each of the class XXXXX extends tableBox, function XXXXX in that file.
     
     
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    Demitry reacted to Jack_mcs in Easy Populate V 3.0   
    I will continue to support all of my addons since I have clients that use them. Whether or not I can offer the support here is unknown at the moment. Phoenix isn't allowed here but my addons work for other versions that are allowed so I don't know where that leaves things.
    As for it not working, it works fine in 1.0.8.0. I don't support minor upgrades, for free, since they come out too often and I have other things to do. This is the same for any developer, or at least it used to be. So if you want to always use the very latest version of Phoenix, you will have problems like this. You can post the problem you are having here, at least for now, and if it an easy fix I will post that. Otherwise, you will need to wait for the next release or pay for support.
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    Demitry got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in None Customer Notified message appearing in order history   
    Well,.. you know, if I were a 14-year-old girl for the first time at a house party listening to you while hanging on to my girlfriend’s arm and the kitchen counter to keep from falling after my 3rd cooler,.. I’d be REALLY IMPRESSED!

    …but please, tell me again, how your code is THE BEST EVER and EVERYONE in the world is going to use your code even if they don’t have osCommerce or an actual website. LMAO!!!

     
     
     
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    Demitry reacted to milkman45 in osCommerce v4 demo   
    The idea of DEMOS is great but to sign in and have a private viewing is crazy.
    A link to a dedicated page with sign in would have been better as allocated time is not possible for all.
    I don't understand the secrecy......
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    Demitry got a reaction from Papanco in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Привет Вадим, спасибо за ответ.  
    Yes, I saw that a day or so back, on the Team page. Two things about that page. There are duplicate entries for Kate Dyachenko and Serhii Gakhov. And, the osC profiles are not set up for your team members, though I only checked a couple of them. This is not of great importance at this time, but does go to credibility as you move forward and,.. if you plan to keep the forums.

    Having a dedicated team of Ukrainians and Russians is indeed Very promising!

     
    So as an “on premises" solution (and especially when you move to SaaS), ..does that mean that this will no longer be an open-source software that can be downloaded and installed locally? Because the “os” in osCommerce does stand for “open source.” And, if that’s the case, then this is quite different than Magento, and actually more like Shopify.

    By the way, I am not a fan of Shopify or BigCommerce. I mentioned them because today’s eComm-cart popularity has direct correlation to the fact that the majority of store owners are not technical and do not want to be. That’s one of the main directives pursued by the prior unmentionable, who is directly responsible for the mismanagement and the dismantling of osC and its brand equity.

    I’m talking about the blatant ignorance and stupidity.. such as,.. releasing new osC versions that store-owners could not update their stores to. And, the inability of osC software to be updated to new PHP versions. Other crucial mismanagement issues like,.. Excluding the integration of common-place & basic eCommerce features such as Order Tracking, SEO, MVS, product attribute management, site and form security, shipping calculators, RMA system, and many, Many others! These are all standard features offered with every eComm cart out there today, but of course, not with osCommerce.

    So Vadym, the point of this is that I hope that you choose not to pursue any part of that same “I live in my mom’s basement while I pretend to manage an eCommerce software” strategy, otherwise, you’re just setting yourself, your team, and the new software release for failure.

     
    Ok, so I am happy to hear that this is not some philanthropic endeavor to give away your time & energy. That certainly gives more value to the software, its potential future, and perceived longevity.

    However, your initiative to monetize is not very clear from your response. If you plan to in-house the new osC, and charge for account access, support, and addons/customization,.. that’s one thing. On the other hand, if your services include store-owner ordered customization and development, then this is a conflict of interest.

    Actually, I am not very clear on how you plan to monetize this software. I am willing to invest in something new that I believe will provide a viable long-term solution for my needs as a store-owner, but not if it is anything like what that unmentionable predecessor did,.. or I should say, ..did nothing with.

     
    Good! I’m glad to hear that!

    Additionally, I recommend removing any and all references to Zombie Phoenix. That includes the news articles related to it. There are about 22 articles on the https://www.oscommerce.com/Us&News page. This is confusing to anyone who is new to osC because this software is no longer an osC product. The same goes for Zombie Phoenix addons and addon-updates that are part of non-Zombie Phoenix addons,.. including those of my own. As well as, any and all forum topics, discussions, and posts related to that “other” cart software. Let it all be gone like a fart in the wind!

     
     
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    Demitry got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in New management and osCommerce v4   
    In fact, osCommerce is unusable without the Addons. Congratulations! You have inadvertently stumbled upon one of the main reasons why osC flat-lined.

    The osC Marketplace is saturated with old & expired addons that are poorly coded with little to no conformity to any osC coding standards. Then there are the Zombie Phoenix addons and addon updates that support a spin-off eComm software. And now, it is no longer monitored so we have spammers posting garbage like the two screenshots below. Additionally, the search feature stopped working in Firefox for some reason, though it still works in Chrome. And you want to keep this? Really?? smh


     
    I think that all addons for version 2.2.x should be removed. If you have osC v 2.2 on PHP5.x, you have gravely neglected your store and you are not doing any justice for your customers.
    All addons for osC v2.3.x should have a 12 to 24-month end-of-life time-line starting with the release date of osCv4. This gives everyone time to either download the addons they still have not for their legacy version, or switch over to v4 if they chose to do so. osCv4 addons should be completely separate, tested, and monitored for quality, code conformity & consistency, and relevance/usefulness.
    However, if osCv4 is going to adopt the same failed business model as its predecessor, then by all means, keep the Marketplace as is, ..and all the issues and store-owner dependencies that come with it. Applying the same methodologies of a software that flat-lined, to a software refresh is the definition of insanity. That's a reference to an Albert Einstein quote.
    Personally, I have a lot of time & effort invested in all the addons that I contributed to osCommerce over the years. Regardless, I have no attachments to them and would gladly let them all go just to see osCommerce start fresh with a new slate and a better market & business strategy.
     
     


     
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    Demitry reacted to osCommerce-Official in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Hi Demitry! Yes, indeed, Vadym's here. Nice to e-meet you!
     
    I'm afraid my days of programming a long gone (well, never say never!) but we are a decent size team of engineers who are looking forward to re-establishing osCommerce as a mainstream, "cool" Ecommerce platform. There are two reasons why we do it: 
    - we want to make it a successful business for ourselves, and for the members of this community 
    - this is what osCommerce as a brand, and members of this community fully deserve - to see it grow again after years of not being developed  
     
    Product-to-market strategy can not be disclosed on a public forum, however there are indeed some points that can:
    - osCommerce v4 will be an "on premises" solution to start with. Next year we will consider SaaS option as well. As an "on premises" Ecommerce platform it will not be competing with the likes of Shopify directly, but rather with Magento and similar 
    - osCommerce v4 will come fully SEO and mobile optimised, supporting design templates, with built in CMS and design editor, a number of great features - all free. 
    - osCommerce v4 will come ready for a number of osCommerce-created add-ons and, eventually - for add-ons created by the members of this community 
    - it is going to be a relatively low-code platform, that will allow not just designers and developers, but also pro-users like consultants, Ecommerce and marketing managers, etc using it to customise customer experience 
    It may not have sense to compare it to WooCommerce though, as Woo is less a specialist Ecommerce platform than osCommerce and is perhaps not as suitable to solve customer problems that osCommerce can resolve.
     
    Feeling noble indeed, but we are in business, and have been for quite a few years. It makes no sense to run osCommerce for the sake of it. It shall work and bring profit. 
     
    The strategy is to achieve success not just through sales of our own services, but by allowing members of this community offering their solutions and services too. We want osCommerce is to become a business engine, available to everyone who is interested in it, able to use it, and happy to play by the rules.   
     
    It is a complete re-write indeed.
     
    Not to worry, it will not. Since it is a complete re-write, it will not be able to support any 3rd party plugins as such. We will be publishing guides on how to create new add-ons, new design themes (templates), new widgets, and new modules (like payment, shipping, order total, etc). There's definitely a learning curve there, but eventually it will be well worth it, for everyone!
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    Demitry reacted to Smoky Barnable in New management and osCommerce v4   
    Yeah, it would be nice to see the spam cleaned up and daily reports on the current status of osCv4. How about a firm release date? Why hasn't the code been shared with developers that signed up early? The sooner the code is made available the sooner the community can help get it up to speed. Seems like someone is asleep at the wheel at the moment.
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    Demitry got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in New management and osCommerce v4   
    In fact, osCommerce is unusable without the Addons. Congratulations! You have inadvertently stumbled upon one of the main reasons why osC flat-lined.

    The osC Marketplace is saturated with old & expired addons that are poorly coded with little to no conformity to any osC coding standards. Then there are the Zombie Phoenix addons and addon updates that support a spin-off eComm software. And now, it is no longer monitored so we have spammers posting garbage like the two screenshots below. Additionally, the search feature stopped working in Firefox for some reason, though it still works in Chrome. And you want to keep this? Really?? smh


     
    I think that all addons for version 2.2.x should be removed. If you have osC v 2.2 on PHP5.x, you have gravely neglected your store and you are not doing any justice for your customers.
    All addons for osC v2.3.x should have a 12 to 24-month end-of-life time-line starting with the release date of osCv4. This gives everyone time to either download the addons they still have not for their legacy version, or switch over to v4 if they chose to do so. osCv4 addons should be completely separate, tested, and monitored for quality, code conformity & consistency, and relevance/usefulness.
    However, if osCv4 is going to adopt the same failed business model as its predecessor, then by all means, keep the Marketplace as is, ..and all the issues and store-owner dependencies that come with it. Applying the same methodologies of a software that flat-lined, to a software refresh is the definition of insanity. That's a reference to an Albert Einstein quote.
    Personally, I have a lot of time & effort invested in all the addons that I contributed to osCommerce over the years. Regardless, I have no attachments to them and would gladly let them all go just to see osCommerce start fresh with a new slate and a better market & business strategy.
     
     


     
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    Demitry got a reaction from Smoky Barnable in New management and osCommerce v4   
    In fact, osCommerce is unusable without the Addons. Congratulations! You have inadvertently stumbled upon one of the main reasons why osC flat-lined.

    The osC Marketplace is saturated with old & expired addons that are poorly coded with little to no conformity to any osC coding standards. Then there are the Zombie Phoenix addons and addon updates that support a spin-off eComm software. And now, it is no longer monitored so we have spammers posting garbage like the two screenshots below. Additionally, the search feature stopped working in Firefox for some reason, though it still works in Chrome. And you want to keep this? Really?? smh


     
    I think that all addons for version 2.2.x should be removed. If you have osC v 2.2 on PHP5.x, you have gravely neglected your store and you are not doing any justice for your customers.
    All addons for osC v2.3.x should have a 12 to 24-month end-of-life time-line starting with the release date of osCv4. This gives everyone time to either download the addons they still have not for their legacy version, or switch over to v4 if they chose to do so. osCv4 addons should be completely separate, tested, and monitored for quality, code conformity & consistency, and relevance/usefulness.
    However, if osCv4 is going to adopt the same failed business model as its predecessor, then by all means, keep the Marketplace as is, ..and all the issues and store-owner dependencies that come with it. Applying the same methodologies of a software that flat-lined, to a software refresh is the definition of insanity. That's a reference to an Albert Einstein quote.
    Personally, I have a lot of time & effort invested in all the addons that I contributed to osCommerce over the years. Regardless, I have no attachments to them and would gladly let them all go just to see osCommerce start fresh with a new slate and a better market & business strategy.
     
     


     
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