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Everything posted by burt

  1. I've given up trying to get through to you. You have a really closed, small-minded outlook on a lot of things. This is business 101: business owners use the best tool at their disposal. They want something, they go and source it. That is the end of this part of this thread, thank you. Any more replies about what should or should not be in the core of osCommerce will be removed and posters will get one warning of "off topic crap".
  2. So, should I try again to get 10 shopowners interested enough to allow me to take August off and get Frozen to BSv4 completed and released? 

    Or not bother with that and just do the work as and when I have time...which means waiting for months, even into 2019.

    What's your thoughts on this matter?

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    2. JcMagpie


      I think that time has come and gone already! I don’t think any business which is risk averse will look to move to ocS of any version. Its only the (**#@ like me) who already use it that keep coming back for more punishment. But even we have our limits. Already setting up alternatives to move to when required as the future is just to uncertain with ocS.

    3. burt


      Do we declare it dead?

    4. JcMagpie


      Only you can make that decision, but whats the point of CPR if no one cares! If they did they would have put hand in pocket and come up with the goods!

      Its not as if you were asking much! Those standing in the side lines hoping someone else will do the work well they will just have to keep waiting. Your call.

  3. That sums up my thoughts on it, perfectly.
  4. I really don't know. It should be easy, but some people just don't see it. Shopowners will need to decide which version they want to use, hunt it down and install it as it WILL be an external extra. It won't be.
  5. I imagine then that most osCommerce users are exempted as (in my opinion and understanding); barely any will have Gross > 25m usd I personally know of two (osC based) businesses that do this level of business barely any have customers > 50k Again, one of those shops (above) is near to that number Sell personal info? WTF? I am certain no ecommerce business owner stoops that low.
  6. Well, we disagree on that and as it's me making decisions and I am saying "the future is modular", it is time to stop with the ethos of "more in core". There will be *less* in core, for the reasons already mentioned. If these people are running a business they will choose the best product that fits their need and not the product that costs nothing. If they choose a different cart: good luck to them.
  7. Content module coding help

    They can be blank, as they are extended in the __construct function. Look at the first 6 lines under the class cm_footer_conditions_modal { and The 6 $this-> in the your cm_footer_conditions_modal() / __construct function.
  8. Content module coding help

    These two things let tthe script know what it is and where it should be.
  9. Content module coding help

    It would be so cool if more people would ask these sorts of questions instead of just doing what they think is right. Kudos to you. which are lines 2 and 3 ? use basename(__FILE__) to call the template, and rename the template file appropriately (see code in point 4) the first function name in a class cannot be the same name as the "parent" class name (in php 7) use __construct or put an empty function in as so; function blah() { } You are displaying here: if (in_array(basename($PHP_SELF), $pages_array)) { $oscTemplate->addContent($template, $this->group); } so you might as well load the whole thing here; if (in_array(basename($PHP_SELF), $pages_array)) { ob_start (); include('/includes/modules/content/' . $this->group . '/templates/tpl_' . basename(__FILE__)); $template = ob_get_clean(); $oscTemplate->addContent($template, $this->group); }
  10. .css is faster loading, not by much though. If you're happy with the svg/js stick with it.
  11. Sometime in the future. You'll remember I asked for help to move things forward faster...which would have meant a month of full time developing. I didn't get the help I hoped for, so things move at the pace of a very part-time developer. Maybe one of the wannabe coders will make something for you.
  12. I was testing the differences between the js and svg and css versions. Don't know why I left it on js..... good spot guys! Changing to the .css version: Pingdom https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/djjgqq/http://template.me.uk/frozen2bs4/specials.php Reduces load time to 0.488s GT Metrix https://gtmetrix.com/reports/template.me.uk/xZZMH1i8 Reduces load time to 1.0s That is blazing fast!
  13. Just for my satisfaction, I removed the call to FontAwesome. I then tested the page again; Pingdom: https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/bFNGAJ/http://template.me.uk/frozen2bs4/specials.php Requests down from 14 to 13 Loaded time reduces from 0.674s to 0.582s GT Metrix: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/template.me.uk/HDTZvPTi Pagespeed stays at A 100 Y Slow moves from A 98 to A 99 Loaded Time reduces from 2.0s to 1.5s Page Size down from 396kb to 119kb Requests down from 15 to 14 Conclusion Shave milliseconds off the page load time. Worth doing? Maybe for some shopowners, but not for core.
  14. I'm 100% sure that things will be removed from Core, in order to make it; easier for "Team" (hahaha) to support easier for coders to code new stuff easier for shopowners to have a choice of what they want I can't imagine any scenario where osCommerce gets more things added. As for GDPR things: There is already a very good GDPR system available for these (as you put them) "business people who don't want to be computer wizards" .
  15. Made one for next iteration of CE (bootstrap 4 version). You'll be able to backport it when I release it.
  16. Here is the same page from Pingdom: https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/FovH0/http://template.me.uk/frozen2bs4/specials.php You can see here that the result is also great, at "100" with a load time of .6 of a second. Scrolling down a bit shows this: What this says is 71% of the "weight" of the page is due to loading fontawesome (FA). So if shopowner really wanted to optimise, they could remove the call to the FA script. Mostly FA is used to make buttons look pretty by having a nice little icon (eg the cart icon on the buy button); By removing the call to FA, that icon (and all the other button icons) and everything else that uses FA would disappear. Problems caused by removing FA there are a few buttons where FA icon is used with no text. From memory; - search module in header - refresh buttons in cart - delete button in cart - there may be more... Payment Icons in footer_suffix module The next step, if someone wants to take it on...is to explore the possibility of replacing the full FA with a version that just has the icons needed (ie, the ones that are just decorative)...
  17. Adding stuff in is not the way forward. The way forward is modular.
  18. Here's the latest, showing a "heavy" page "specials.php https://gtmetrix.com/compare/sEItXfZF/6gZaE1lD Frozen Page Speed: B 80 Y Slow: B 81 Frozen2BS4 Page Speed: A 100 Y Slow: A 98 A *massive* difference. Try visiting Frozen2BS4 and see how fast it is.
  19. The licensing of the adaptive-images part of this addon appears to be incompatible. You'll need to recognise that you may very well get into legal trouble either from users of your addon the owner of the AI script
  20. I've tried to clean up as best I can. I've removed one similar thread I've removed a link to your live phpmyadmin (please be super careful about what you post) I've attempted to remove the Commercial Solicitation which is banned in the open forum per the present forum rules
  21. Nice! When I first heard about GDPR I was "bloody EU meddling bas---- bureaucrats". Since it came into force, I've got my details removed from numerous sites with no questions asked. So, good for California - what you guys will see is some resistance from Shopowners to the whole idea, then when it comes these shopowners will realise "hey that was easy". And when it is in force...most "Joe Average" will find it useful. And yes, I agree...what one state does...the rest will follow.
  22. Worked a bit more on the next iteration of CE: https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/daURAX/http://template.me.uk/frozen2bs4/ Performance: A 100 https://gtmetrix.com/reports/template.me.uk/ggb79x3V Page Speed: A 94 Y Slow: A 98