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Mark Evans

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Mark Evans last won the day on November 5 2011

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  1. I recommend everyone reads the book "Team Geek" some interesting ideas from some very knowledgeable people

    1. burt


      Hmm, more expensive on Kindle than in Paperback. Fail.

    2. Mark Evans

      Mark Evans

      Yeah that it quite annoying, I use Safari books online and been reading it from there

  2. Touching nerves since 1982 :)

    1. DunWeb


      Being a d*ck since I have known you

    2. Mark Evans

      Mark Evans

      No need to get personal, I've suspended your account for 24 hours to give you time to calm down

  3. Interesting video on "How Open Source Projects Survive Poisonous People (And You Can Too)"

    1. joli1811



      Very interesting.

      Maybe need a few categories ...learning...and..and etc

  4. Mark Evans

    OSCOM v2.4: Multiple Templates and Apps Proposal

    I'm not sure we need yet another place to do things, redmine is great if you don't have Github but I don't really see the point in using it for osCommerce, we can easily achieve the same thing with the tools we already have
  5. I'd use 2.3.3 as the base, 2.4 will be on the way soon but will be pretty similar in terms of functionality, I would then suggest keeping an eye on the 3.x development as once we get closer to stabilising the core codebase we will look to prepare a full functionality release which will be radically different to the 2.x series
  6. Mark Evans

    Caching Strategy

    I have some proof of concept code lying around somewhere which made the caching system work with APC, Memcache, Wincache and the current file based system. APC is great for working across just a single webserver but when you need to deal with load balancing APC is a pain, in this scenario memcache is the better solution. I'll see if I can dig it out if anyone is interested? I also wanted to look into Redis support at somepoint as well, maybe during the Xmas break I'll get some time to do some proper coding again!
  7. Implementing Behat testing into osCommerce

  8. Mark Evans

    Meta Robot NoIndex Header Tag Module Proposal for v2.3.3

    jQuery is already used in the front-end of osCommerce, integration into the backend was only a matter of time. Personally I think the many benefits of jQuery far outweigh the few negatives and the no-support for older browsers is a good thing, the whole world would be better off not supporting IE7,IE8 and IE9
  9. How to write bug reports effectively http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

    1. multimixer


      How to do this: "Stand them [the programmer] in front of your computer, fire up their software, and demonstrate the thing that goes wrong" :)

  10. I really wish people would stop posting support requests in the bug tracker

    1. foxp2


      in our community forum, admins and moderators are nick-named conchita.

    2. Juto


      I whish the bug tracker was more "live" That is confirm, fix or remove.

  11. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves - Abraham Lincoln

  12. Its time to stop talking and start coding! PHP 5.4 you will be tamed

    1. dadada


      osCcommerce v2.3.1 needs the update to work with PHP5.4! That does not work with PHP5.4. I'm checking out upgrade changes now. Quickly question: When will the new version be released ?

    2. Mark Evans

      Mark Evans

      I would hope to release it shortly after PHP 5.4 becomes a final release

  13. Mark Evans

    Roadmap for OSC 3

    The roadmap can be seen at http://countdown.oscommerce.com/index.php?article=roadmap In short, there is a lot of work to do on 3.0 and it will take a while, if your a developer then why not help out
  14. Mark Evans

    OSC V3

    There was no way we could be backwards compatible and move the codebase forward enough to be a good base for the future. As I've said a few times recently, if your not a developer don't use v3.x for now, 2.3 is a supported released and will receive more updates to keep the general userbase busy. If you really want v3.x then you pay a little more per month and get a VPS, there are 1000's of companies offering them which will give you PHP 5.3. Supporting every shared hosting company out there will do nothing but hold everyone back