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  • Member of the Year 2013 and Month Awards

    Member of the Year 2013

    The votes are in and we're excited to announce the Member of the Year 2013! We'd like to thank the community for nominating members of the month throughout 2013 and for voting their favourite members for the year.

    We actually have two winners to announce with the Member of the Year 2013 awards going to Gary (burt) and Jim (kymation)! Congratulations! On behalf of the community we would like to thank you for the dedicated and continuous support you have provided in helping many store owners and developers around the world with their online stores. We hope you enjoy your 12 month Community Sponsorship prizes!

    1 month Community Sponsorship prizes also go to Ron (starbuck169), Peder (pederb), and Tim (clustersolutions) - thank you for submitting your votes for Member of the Year 2013!

    Member of the Month Jan/14

    We'd like to congratulate Heather (Mort-lemur) for being Member of the Month Jan/14 and Steve (14steve14) for your nomination. Both are rewarded a 1 Month Community Sponsorship!

    Member of the Month Feb/14

    We'd like to congratulate Gary (WebSource 5) for being Member of the Month Feb/14 and Steve (altoid) for your nomination. Both are rewarded a 1 Month Community Sponsorship!

    Submit Your Nomination!

    If you have been helped by a community member, please consider nominating them for Member of the Month - all Member of the Month winners are voted on at the end of the year to find the ultimate Member of the Year for that year.

    Nominations for Member of the Month can be submitted in the following forum channel:

    http://forums.oscommerce.com/forum/96-member-of-the-month-nominations/

    Starting this year, all Member of the Month winners and a random community member that has nominated receive a 1 month Community Sponsorship prize!

    We'd also like to thank the whole community for continuing to help each other out - we look forward to what the new year brings!

  • Member of the Month Awards and Member of the Year

    We have been proudly promoting helpful members in the community as Member of the Month and we're excited to announce that both Members of the Month as well as those submitting nominations can now win awards!

    1. Each month, the chosen Member of the Month as well as a random nomination will win a 1 Month Community Sponsorship prize. This starts this month with the nominations submitted for Member of the Month January 2014.
    2. In December of each year, every chosen Member of the Month for the same year will enter a poll for the community to vote on to become the ultimate Member of the Year and will win a 12 Month Community Sponsorship prize. For Member of the Year 2013, the Members of the Month for 2012 will be included in the poll. Three random votes will win a 1 Month Community Sponsorship prize.

    If a winning community member already has an active Community Sponsorship, their sponsorship duration will be extended with the winning award.

    To nominate a community member as Member of the Month, submit your nomination in the following forum channel and be in the draw to win a 1 Month Community Sponsorship prize:

    http://forums.oscommerce.com/forum/96-member-of-the-month-nominations/ (community login required)

    To vote on the ultimate Member of the Year 2013, place your vote in the following poll and be in the draw to win a 1 Month Community Sponsorship prize:

    http://forums.oscommerce.com/topic/395387-member-of-the-year-2013/ (community account required to vote)

  • osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.4

    osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.4 is a general maintenance release focusing on improving core features and the Database Tables "Convert to UTF-8" action introduced in the previous release.

    This release is in preparation of and building up to v2.3.4.

    Changelog

    • MySQL Error Functions (Harald)
      Don't pass a null parameter to the MySQL error functions otherwise PHP will display a warning message.
    • UTF-8 Conversion (Harald)
      Also manually convert existing data records to UTF-8 and detect encodings to prevent double encodings. Allow a dry-run to show which queries would be performed.
    • LC_NUMERIC Locale (Harald)
      As LC_ALL is now being used to set the locale, some languages other than English were using commas in float/decimal values which conflicted with MySQL. LC_NUMERIC is now set and forced to the system locale after the main language file has loaded.

    Release and Upgrade Guide

    A detailed release and upgrade guide is available online at:

    http://library.oscommerce.com/Online&en&oscom_2_3&release_notes&v2_3_3_4

    Download

    Full and Update Packages of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.4 can be downloaded at:

    http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

    Thank You!

    We'd like to thank the community for their feedback on our releases. In addition, we thank the following people who participated in the development of this release.

    Bug Reporters

    Testers

    Reference

    A full list of source code changes can be seen at:

    https://github.com/osCommerce/oscommerce2/compare/v2.3.3.3...upgrade2334

  • osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.3

    osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.3 is a general maintenance release focusing on improving core features and introducing new security check modules.

    This release is part of a regular release cycle in preparation of and building up to v2.3.4.

    Changelog

    • Database Query Logging (Harald)
      Improve database query error logging.
    • Administration Tool Navigation Menu (Harald)
      Dynamically load navigation boxes.
    • HTTPS -> HTTP Browser Alert (Harald)
      Have forms posting from a HTTPS to HTTP page post to a HTTPS version to prevent the browser (Firefox) from alerting the user of being directed to an insecure page.
    • Currencies (Harald)
      Force decimal places value to an integer value.
    • Action Recorder (Harald)
      When expiring logged entries, don't pass the database connection link to tep_db_affected_rows().
    • UTF-8 (Harald)
      Set the MySQL character set to UTF-8 after a connection is made.
      Create the database tables in utf8_unicode_ci for new installations.
      Set the English locale to en_US.UTF-8, en_US.UTF8, enu_usa.
    • Date of Birth (Harald)
      Take the Configuration -> Minimum Values -> Date of Birth value into consideration to make the date of birth field optional.
    • Administration Tool Automatic HTTP Authentication Login (Harald)
      Don't use the HTTP Authentication values when the login form is being submitted.
      Don't show an invalid administrator notice when an automatic HTTP Authentication fails.
      Don't record failed automatic HTTP Authentication log ins.
    • Canonical Manufacturer ID (Gary)
      Force the Manufacturer ID to an integer value.
    • Administration Tool -> Who's Online (Harald)
      Remove the session_decode() functionality and show shopping cart contents only for logged in customers.
      When regenerating a session ID, update the session ID in the who's online database table to prevent duplicate entries.
    • MailChimp 360 (Foxp2)
      Fix module title.
    • Administration Tool Extended Security Check Modules (Harald)
      Introduce new extended security check modules that are called in the new Administration Tool -> Tools -> Security Checks page. These modules are not called on the Administration Tool Dashboard page as normal security check modules as these modules are more resource intensive. New modules include:
      • admin/backups directory public accessibility check
      • admin/backups file public accessibility check
      • admin http authentication check
      • ext/ directory public accessibility check
      • mysql utf8 database tables check
      • version update performed check (30 days)
      A normal extended_last_run security check module is also added to check if the extended checks have run in the last 30 days.
    • Administration Tool -> Tools -> Database Tables (Harald)
      Introduce a new Database Tables page to check, analyze, optimize, and repair database tables. A Convert to UTF8 action is also available to convert existing database tables to utf8_unicode_ci.

    Release and Upgrade Guide

    A detailed release and upgrade guide is available online at:

    http://library.oscommerce.com/Online&en&oscom_2_3&release_notes&v2_3_3_3

    Download

    Full and Update Packages of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.3 can be downloaded at:

    http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

    Thank You!

    We'd like to thank the community for their feedback on our releases. In addition, we thank the following people who participated in the development of this release.

    Bug Reporters

    Reference

    A full list of source code changes can be seen at:

    https://github.com/osCommerce/oscommerce2/compare/v2.3.3.2...upgrade2333

  • osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.2

    osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.2 is a general maintenance release focusing on PHP 5.5 compatibility, improving core features, and introducing new modules.

    This release is part of a weekly release schedule leading up to the final v2.3.4 release.

    Changes

    • PHP 5.5 Compatibility
      Replace mysql_* database function calls with mysqli_*. (Harald)
    • Administration Tool -> Dashboard -> Partner News
      Add new Administration Tool Dashboard module. (Harald)
    • Administrator Account Initialization
      Prevent empty administrator account from being initialized. (Harald)
    • tep_catalog_href_link()
      Take the catalog HTTPS path into consideration for HTTPS links. (Harald)
    • Administration Tool Navigation Menu
      Collapse navigation menu on the Dashboard page. (Gergely)
    • Google+ +1 and Google+ Share Social Bookmark Modules
      Show the button images in the chosen language. (Gergely)
    • Template Modules
      Only include template module class files and language definitions if their files exist. (Harald)
    • Canonical Header Tag Module
      Link to the main product information page and ignore product attribute combinations. (Gary)
    • New Twitter Product Card Header Tag Module
      Add Twitter Product Card meta tags to the product information page. (Gary)
    • New Google AdWords Conversion Tracking Header Tag Module
      Add Google AdWords Conversion Tracking code to the checkout success page. (Gary)

    Upgrade from v2.3.3.1 to v2.3.3.2

    A detailed upgrade guide is available online at:

    http://library.oscommerce.com/Online&en&oscom_2_3&release_notes&v2_3_3_2

    Download

    Full and Update Packages of osCommerce Online Merchant v2.3.3.2 can be downloaded at:

    http://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads

    Thank You!

    We'd like to thank the community for their feedback on our releases. In addition, we thank the following people who participated in the development of this release.

    Bug Reporters

    Reference

    A full list of source code changes can be seen at:

    https://github.com/osCommerce/oscommerce2/compare/v2.3.3.1...upgrade2332