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Please don't mind me. You are doing fine with the latest Frozen version.
I used an older Edge version because this is a project that took longer than expected and I simply didn't find the time and will to redo everything again.
It is my version that is somewhat obsolete. I just went through the commits on github and I applied the code changes to the admin/modules.php file from commit #664 and now all is good. Working like a charm again on PHP version 7.2.8

Sorry that I hijacked your thread here.

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Just to re-emphasize a point ...

There are NO version number differences in all of the different Edge versions, nor in Frozen. They will ALL say that they are version 2.3.4.1. You have to look at the date of the package (and files) to determine which version you have. Frozen (the last released version) will have a date of Aug 31, 2018. Anything earlier than that is not Frozen.

M


If you are running the "official" osC 2.3.4 or 2.3.4.1 download, your installation is obsolete! Get the latest community-supported responsive "Frozen" release here

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15 minutes ago, Tsimi said:

@abcdefg

Please don't mind me. You are doing fine with the latest Frozen version.
I used an older Edge version because this is a project that took longer than expected and I simply didn't find the time and will to redo everything again.
It is my version that is somewhat obsolete. I just went through the commits on github and I applied the code changes to the admin/modules.php file from commit #664 and now all is good. Working like a charm again on PHP version 7.2.8

Sorry that I hijacked your thread here.

No problem at all. I am learning the ropes here so it is great to see any form of questions and answers along with comments and opinions.

I think for me it would have been problematic to first find the link and then go through each commit on Github so I am better of using the version that Raiwa kindly provided the link for but if you have something that works for you then that is the most important thing.

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Thank you all for your great contributions and awesome FREE product!!.

Not sure this is the right place to ask this.. so forgive me for barging in.   I installed 2.3.4 Edge several years ago and love it.   Where can I get the updates for edge?  I have done some modifications to my site since the install and need to update the checkout_shipping page as it's not compatible with PHP 7.2.  Godaddy has a funny way.. in regards to PHP releases... for hosted websites like mine.  So I figure I would move to 7.2 instead of 7.1.  All of my pages work fine except the checkout_shipping page.  Just note the page doesn't work with PHP 7.1 either.   Since I haven't updated the code in years (yes that is how rock solid it is).  Where can I go to download the latest EDGE,  and where can I get the latest code each month.  I don't see any references to Edge on GBurton's github repository although I believe one of those is edge just not named edge?)  

Thanks in advance,
Dave

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There is no update package. You need to install the latest "Edge" version and re-do any customizations you had done. I wouldn't try to update just one small part -- do the whole thing to do it right. I'm not sure if Edge is fully PHP 7.2 compatible -- it may be. Frozen is 7.1 compatible, and definitely has some problems on 7.2. See my signature for links to Frozen and Edge. "Edge" is labeled "master" on GitHub, which may be why you couldn't find it. Be aware that Edge is under constant development, and may not be stable enough for a production store, while Frozen is quite stable (although I would apply the various fixes listed in the thread). No one knows if Gary plans to release an updated Frozen, or just a stable version of Edge to eventually replace it.


If you are running the "official" osC 2.3.4 or 2.3.4.1 download, your installation is obsolete! Get (stable) Frozen or (unstable) Edge. See also the naming convention and the latest community-supported responsive "Edge" release

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Thank you.  I will download and get started.  I am able to flip a switch between PHP 5.3 and 7.2 at Godaddy to check out the entire purchasing process.  If a page fails on 7.2 I flip the switch back to 5.3 so that's how I figured I only have one page to update.  But I would rather be completely up--to-date.  

Thanks again!

Dave

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Only 5.3 and 7.2 are available? That's a pretty pathetic selection. PHP 5.3 is long, long obsolete, and I'm not sure that either Frozen or Edge will successfully run on it. PHP 7.2, while the mainstream PHP release at the moment, is pretty advanced for most software out there that site owners have installed. As I said, Frozen won't run on it, and Edge may have trouble. Are you sure that PHP 5.6, 7.0, or (best) 7.1 aren't available to you?


If you are running the "official" osC 2.3.4 or 2.3.4.1 download, your installation is obsolete! Get (stable) Frozen or (unstable) Edge. See also the naming convention and the latest community-supported responsive "Edge" release

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@videod

A couple of points ...

1) PHP v7.2 is MUCH more strict than v7.0 or v7.1. Most of the 'errors' people are reporting are not actually errors, but are 'warnings'. These can be suppressed, if desired, but will most likely need to be addressed when PHP is upgraded again.

While I do not have any experience with GoDaddy, most reputable hosts will not force you to use PHP v7.2. They should offer v7.0 or v7.1. Either of these should be fine for a production store. Or, as @MrPhil just said, v5.6 can be used too.

2) The 'Edge' you downloaded years ago is quite different that 'Edge' is today. It is in a constant degree of change. Burt (the lead person developing the Community Edition) has publicly stated that 'Edge' is his playground, and should not be used for a production store. He may add something to test one week, and take it out the next. He has also stated that he has moved 'Edge' from Bootstrap 3 to Bootstrap 4, so a lot of the code will be different. This also means that many of the popular add-ons may not work with the 'current' version of Edge. This is why it is recommended that you use 'Frozen' instead of the current 'Edge.'

'Frozen' is a stable version, and is quite suitable for a production store. That said, as with all software, there are some bugs in 'Frozen.' There is a thread here in the forum just for people to report bugs and the fixes. Please be sure to read it.

So, you've got a couple of options ...

A ) Drop back to PHP v5.6 (or v7.0). (quick fix)

B ) As @MrPhil mentioned, download 'Frozen' (a link is in my signature below), migrate your data over, and (if needed) re-apply the modifications you did before (you kept good notes, didn't you?). (probably your best option)

C ) Download 'Frozen', and use a file compare program (I use WinMerge) to compare your shop's code with the code in Frozen. Apply any changes you see necessary for your shop. (Honestly, though, I do not recommend this)

HTH

M

 


If you are running the "official" osC 2.3.4 or 2.3.4.1 download, your installation is obsolete! Get the latest community-supported responsive "Frozen" release here

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Just to clarify.  Godaddy hosting does provide 5.6 and 7.1 PHP.  I just want to get ahead of the curve with 7.2...  if I am going to revamp my website.   Thanks for all of the suggestions as they will help me in the decision process.  It's good to see folks actively taking part in keeping OSCommerce alive.  Thanks for breaking down the options and pointing out where Edge lives on Github.  There is a lot of good to be said about this product, and I see some frustration in the lack of the owner of OSCommerce not passing the baton.  I believe there is an awesome product sitting in the minds of the coders who have taken so much of their time (countless hours really) to think/create the product(s).   OSCommerce beats so many products in the pocketbook that it's silly more people don't catch on.   Magento, Prestashop, and WooCommerce are just a few of options I have entertained, but at the end of the day they don't fit my micro business model.  

Thank you again,

Dave

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