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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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Team Reorganization

The osCommerce team has been reorganized to have the amount of resources available optimized, and to spread responsibilities throughout the team.

The first set of changes unfortunately sees departures occuring from the team, that include:

Mark Evans (sparky)
Thomas Moulton (w2vy)
David Watkins (dgw)
Jim Daemon (Daemonj)
Fritz Clapp (zzfritz)

The reasons for departure include having no more resources available for the project, focusing primarly on their employment, and personal life issues.

Thomas and David have been team members from early on, and is sad seeing them leave, as is with Mark, Jim, and Fritz.

On behalf of the team and community, we'd like to thank them all for their involvement with the project and community, and wish them all the best for the times ahead!

Along with the departures also come new introductions to the team, which include:

Terry Kluytmans (TerryK)
Chris Dunning (BlueNoteMKVI)
Young Tae Byun (Young Tae Byun)

Terry will be joining the Documentation team and will help with the content of the Knowledge Base site and with moderating the Documentation forum channels.

Chris and Young will be forming the new Contribution Moderator team to help with the content of the Contributions section and with moderating the Contributions forum channels.

We anticipate that both Documentation and Contribution Moderator teams will be growing over the coming months to bring in community members into the team to help manage certain aspects of the project. Both teams are currently finalizing their new focus, after which new team additions will be welcome.

Further information about the new focuses of the teams will be provided in the next progress summary report. We are also looking forward to further addions to the Development and Moderator teams in the near future.

Another change the team reorganization brings is the alliance with the German community. Communication between the German and main English team have been strengthened and are now working closely together on the Knowledge Base site and how the community is managed.

The German team consists of:

Daniel Brinkmann (dabri)
Stefan Fritsche (stefan)
Stefan Kanitz (ska)
Ingo Malchow (Ingo)
Henri Schmidhuber (henri)
Raphael Vullriede (Raphael_V)
John Doswell (robinsondixon)
Michael Klaucke (pittiplatsch)
Siegmund Mioduszewski (crew2)
Christian von den Steinen (king_of_comedy)
Alex Zach (Alex2911)

The alliance with the German community is the first step on working closely with foreign communities, and look forward to announcing new alliances in the near future.

We look forward to the new goals and focuses the team reorganization brings in, and, as always, appreciate the feedback the community has provided.

The team page on the support site has been updated to reflect the changes, and can be reached here:

https://www.oscommerce.com/about/team

The German community can be reached here:

https://forums.oscommerce.de

The German Knowledge Base can be reached here:

https://de.oscommerce.info

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

https://forums.oscommerce.com/index.php?showtopic=143922