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osCommerce 4.0 Interview
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osCommerce proudly developed in the UK and Ukraine
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osCommerce v4 release
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osCommerce Roadmap
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Issue #6: April 23, 2002

By Harald Ponce de Leon

April 23, 2002

PROPOSAL: Moderated Reviews
PROPOSAL: Zone Selection
PROPOSAL: Language Detection
PROPOSAL: Invoice And Packaging Slips
CVS: Continue Shopping Link
PHP 4.2.0 Released


PROPOSAL: Moderated Reviews

Mark Evans has submitted a proposal to implement a new feature of moderating reviews. This feature will allow a store administrator to review and accept or reject new product reviews before making the review publicly available straight after submition.

A bad-word filter is also included in the implementation.

PROPOSAL: Zone Selection

David Garcia Watkins has submitted a proposal to re-implement the country and zone selecting logic currently used when creating or modifying a customer account.

The zone (state) pull down menu and input text area field will be replaced with one input text area field. Once the form is submitted, php logic will be used to check if the selected country has zones, and try to match the zone the customer has entered automatically.

This will remove the javascript logic used (which grows the more zones are in the database) and allows us to include all zones for all countries in the standard project distribution.

PROPOSAL: Language Detection

Harald Ponce de Leon has submitted a proposal to replace the current php logic used when selecting which language to use for the text.

On the first request the the store, php logic will check against the available languages set on the customers browser to the available languages on the catalog. If a match is found, that language will be used as the default language for the text; otherwise the default language set in the Administration Tool will be used.

PROPOSAL: Invoice And Packaging Slips

Thomas A. Moulton has submitted a proposal to allow store administrators to print order invoices and packaging slips from the Administration Tool.

HTML and PDF versions will be made available to print from.

CVS: Continue Shopping Link

A continue shopping link has been added to the shopping cart which takes advantage of the new Navigation History implementation to take the customer back to the page they were last on.

This simple addition will soon be extended with logic to return the customer to specific points in their navigation history depending on where they have navigated to.

PHP 4.2.0 Released

From the PHP website:

The PHP Group is happy to announce the immediate availability of PHP 4.2.0, the latest version of the widely-used, general-purpose scripting language that is especially well-suited for Web development.

This latest release contains over one hundred changes, bug fixes and improvements over the previous release, PHP 4.1.2. Among the highlights are experimental support for Apache 2, cleanups in variable handling and overhauls of various PHP components, including the domxml, posix, sockets and iconv extensions. For more information, see the PHP 4.2.0 release announcement.