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is oscommerce still alive? help this old man

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is oscommerce still alive?  help this old man..   I had a website (shopping cart) many years ago and it was great with this product.. I am thinking about opening up a new online shop and using oscommerce but everyone is telling me its dead and dont do it.

I would love to hear your views and does it work with godaddy?

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@johnathansmith1969 Development of the 'official' version of osC stalled several years ago. The last 'official' release will not run under newer versions of PHP, and is not responsive (adjusting the display to fit the screen size ... much needed these days as more people are using phones and tablets). Support for the 'official' code was (and still is) active here on this forum.

Recently, new owners bought the rights to the osC code and name, and have announced that a new version will be released with some much needed updated. We are waiting to see what will be released, and when.

Since osC is 'open source' code, some people have taken the 'official' code, and have spun off their own 'forks' of the osC project ...

* Some have only updated the 'official' code to run under newer versions of PHP (as more web hosts upgrade to newer versions of PHP, older versions of osC will crash).

* Some have updated the code to not only run under newer versions of PHP, but also include provisions for being 'adaptive' .

* And some have gone so far as to completely update the code, and include additional features and functionality. While originally based on osC, these have essentially become their own projects.

But, since this is a forum for the 'official' version of osC, we are not allowed to discuss, or support, any of these forks here.

So, like Schrödinger's cat, osC is both alive and dead. While the the last 'official' version of osC still 'works' (sort of), it is not truly practical in today's environment. A new 'official' version of osC has been announced, but we don't know what it will consist of, nor when it will be available. And lastly, development on osC 'forks' still continue, but they are just that ... 'forks' ... and as such,  are not supported here on this 'official osC' forum.

HTH

M

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29 minutes ago, ArtcoInc said:

But, since this is a forum for the 'official' version of osC, we are not allowed to discuss, or support, any of these forks here.

This is not a rule. The new owners have only made it clear that Phoenix is not allowed to be promoted here, for obvious reason - it's a competing commercial interest.

So anything osCommerce related is still allowed to be discussed here. 

@johnathansmith1969

If you are interested in Phoenix, you can google the name and you will come across their URL.

The last official release of osCommerce has become unusable to the average user without a lot of work required. To cut a long story short, see the 2 links in my sig.

Edited by Hotclutch

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