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Issue #7: May 13, 2002

By Harald Ponce de Leon

May 13, 2002

CVS: Banner Statistics Graph
CVS: Language Detection
CVS: Invoice And Packaging Slips
DISCUSSION: Tax Calculations And Rounding
Download Problems
New Featured Store: Spotit Australia
PHP And Global Variables

CVS: Banner Statistics Graph

The three day banner statistics graph has been worked on to now display daily, monthly, and yearly statistics on the "view vs clicks" banner history data.

If PHP is compiled with the GD graphics library, and has either PNG, JPEG, or GIF support, an image will be created on-the-fly to better visually present the statistics graph. If not, a fallback mode will automatically be made to present the statistics graph in HTML.

CVS: Language Detection

osCommerce now checks the browser language settings when a customer enters the store and automatically selects an available language to display the text in.

This feature also fixed a problem in the (manual) language selection logic when a selected language was not available.

CVS: Invoice And Packaging Slips

Invoices and packaging slips can now be produced via the Administration Tool in the Orders section.

This feature is being worked on to produce the invoices and packaging slips in PDF format.

DISCUSSION: Tax Calculations And Rounding

A proposed solution to the rounding problems when calculating the tax for orders has been sent to the developers forum/mailing list.

The post can be read online at:

https://www.oscommerce.com/community.php/forum,2/action,read/i,13413/t,13413

The more feedback from the community the better, and the sooner a solution can be commited.

Download Problems

There have been several reports of problems when downloading releases from the support site.

Releases are hosted on SourceForge, who have recently updated their download servers with world-wide mirror sites.

If problems persist, please try again later.

New Featured Store: Spotit Australia

"Fulfilling our needs and requirements in conjunctions with our customers' requirements has never been easier with the sophisticated PHP scripting language." - Donny K

https://www.oscommerce.com/shops.php/featured,5

PHP And Global Variables

Since PHP 4.1 the PHP team have recommended to disable register_globals in php.ini. This parameter is now disabled by default in PHP versions 4.2+.

If you are experiencing problems with osCommerce please check in the php.ini configuration file if register_globals is enabled.

The finalized osCommerce 2.2 version will be able to work with register_globals disabled.