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Issue #30: June 30, 2003

By Harald Ponce de Leon

June 30, 2003

osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Progress
New Forum Testing Site
Improved Method Of Storing Product Prices

Discussions regarding this weekly report can be found here:


osCommerce 2.2 Milestone 2 Progress

As everyone has noticed, we've missed the release date stated in the previous summary report.

The good news to that is, we've closed a lot of bug reports since then and are happy to announce that Milestone 2 will be ready any day now.

If you would like to help make Milestone 2 a better release, grab the latest snapshot release and report any bugs found.

The bug reporter can be reached at:


We'd like to thank everyone for their support in helping us finalize the Milestone 2 release the right way.

New Forum Testing Site

To improve the community spirit and interaction within the forums, a new forum setup has been put online to see if it better meets the demands of the ever growing community.

We would like to know if the forum testing site provides a better experience by providing better search results and overall better performance compared to the current forums.

As the community is growing every day, new forum members have been given moderator status to help keep the forums in a clean and stable manner.

We welcome Pierre (The_Bear) and Fritz Clapp (zzfritz) on board the moderator team, who are the first to be invited in helping out.

The forum rules have also been updated to be clearer on how the forum is expected to run, and to refer both members and moderators to when problems arise.

The forum testing site is running on a snapshot of the current forum from last week. The content there is to serve as a testing and playing field to familiarize ones self with the new and different interactions available.

No support will be provided on the forum testing site - those seeking support, please do so on the current forum at https://forums.oscommerce.com.

If the overall feedback is positive, an announcement will be made stating what date and time the forum will be put offline so the migration process can occur in a safe manner.

The forum testing site is available here:


[Please note, if and once the migration has occured, the current address of https://forums.oscommerce.com will still be used to access the support forum]

Feedback regarding the forum testing site should not occur in the News and Announcements forum channel, but in the General forum channel here:


Improved Method Of Storing Product Prices

The method of storing product prices has been improved by making available the option of inserting the products price with or without tax included.

Two input fields are offered for both prices, where each are automatically updated reflecting the tax class selected.

As normal, the price without tax is stored in the database.