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osCommerce 4.05 release
September 21, 2022
osCommerce 4.05 has been released! Read more to find out how to upgrade to the latest version and what has changed ...
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Hybrid Ecommerce
August 16, 2022
osCommerce brings a new type of Ecommerce platform to the market - a so called Hybrid Ecommerce. So what is Hybrid Ecommerce? We see it to be the best of both worlds - an open source (and free) Ecommerce solution that is also hosted as if it was SaaS (or EaaS - Ecommerce as a Service). This means users (businesses and developers) do not need to worry about hosting requirements and at the same time have full access to the source code and can change or implement any custom features, integrations, etc. Of course, it is always possible to host osCommerce on your own server! It is just so much easier (and quite likely more cost effective!) to use osCommerce's own hosting solutions.  Hybrid Ecommerce from osCommerce Users can choose to have osCommerce installed for free on one of our servers to try osCommerce before use.  Once satisfied with its features, speed, robustness - they can choose to move to a paid osCommerce hosting account or to download and use osCommerce site on their own server. Move to an osCommerce-managed server is done automatically. Server environment is optimised for osCommerce, allowing it to give the best performance. It is also managed and upgraded with the latest server software. Most importantly, osCommerce installation can be automatically updated to the latest version of osCommerce (and Applications) as well. Any customisations, done right, will stay but all the standard modules and the core of osCommerce will be regularly updated, bringing fixes, changes, new features. Full FTP and mySQL access are offered to businesses and developers should they require such.   ...
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osCommerce 4.03 release
August 16, 2022
osCommerce 4.03 has been released. Read more about what's new in the latest version of popular open source free shopping cart! ...
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osCommerce 4.02 release
August 09, 2022
osCommerce 4.02 release, update notes, download instructions ...
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osCommerce 4.01 release
August 04, 2022
osCommerce 4.01 is available from https://www.oscommerce.com   Changes are available from osCommerce Wiki:  https://wiki.oscommerce.com/index.php?title=Change_Log We will continue working on fixing issues and adding features, osCommerce will be regularly developed and updated. ...
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osCommerce 4.0 Interview
August 03, 2022
What is osCommerce 4.0? How it was created and why? What is the team behind osCommerce? How was osCommerce released during the war in Ukraine?  All of this and more in the video interview, done by David Goodale of Merchant Accounts (Canada):     Visit Merchant Accounts Canada  for the full video and transcript ...
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osCommerce proudly developed in the UK and Ukraine
July 27, 2022
As many readers would know, osCommerce is headquartered from the UK but the majority of our team members are in Ukraine. Same as it was for Magento btw, and for many other amazing technological solutions. What many readers perhaps do not realize is that osCommerce continues to be developed while the war is raging in Ukraine.  For example, the final touches to version 4 were made in the evening, while air raid sirens were wailing in many locations in Ukraine where our colleagues are located. We would like to once again express our appreciation and applaud the strong spirit of our colleagues who managed to complete their task (be it with a delay) and release osCommerce 4.0! Those men and women who continue to work hard on adding more features, enabling the App Shop, fixing those teething problems that users of osCommerce report to us. We are working hard to release more features and solutions, and will be updating you in due course! ...
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osCommerce v4 release
July 25, 2022
osCommerce 4 released today ...
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osCommerce Roadmap
July 25, 2022
Read more about osCommerce Roadmap ...
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osCommerce is dead... Long live osCommerce!
July 25, 2022
How osCommerce started, became extremely popular, went into decline and almost died... And was re-born and is being launched today on the way to success! ...
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News Announcements Change

Our current news announcements publishing system is not working as one would expect it, and has caused for some confusion of how the project is progressing.

Until now, only main news announcements were made on the front page of the support site, and small news announcements were gathered and sent out as a progress summary report.

The progress summary reports were not listed on the front page of the support site or on the news announcements page, but under the Community section of the support site on the Progress Reports page.

Although the progress summary reports were sent to the news announcements mailing list, those not subscribed to it and those not active on the community support forums, were not being kept up to date with the progress of the project.

The gathering of the summaries for the progress report added to this delay, as a progress summary report was only sent after a handful of summaries were available to publish.

We are always working on optimizing the services the osCommerce support site provides, and will be improving on the news announcements by using a new publishing system.

The new publishing system involves team members using the community blog to publish entries concerning their duties. The entries considered to be of interest to the public will then be published as a main news announcement to be available on the front page of the support site.

The goal of the new publishing means is to deliver more new announcements at a quicker rate, and to keep the community up to date of the progress made on the project at each team members blogging site.

To accommodate this change, a new site to the osCommerce network has been setup to aggregate all team members blogging entries on one page. The new site is called Planet osCommerce, and is available here:

https://planet.oscommerce.com

The actual blogging site of each team member is available at the Community Blogging site located at:

https://blogs.oscommerce.com

The new publishing system has motivated the team where each member can blog about their duties in their own way, and look forward to using it to keep the community and public up to date on current affairs!

This announcement can be discussed at the community support forum at:

https://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=155704