How to know what Version of osCommerce you are using…

A question that gets asked almost daily in the osCommerce forum is;

What version of osCommerce am I using?

I can understand why this is so difficult for users to know...with osCommerce being an open source product, it's possible to get osCommerce from lots of different "vendors" (free or otherwise). I've seen osCommerce packages on eBay, at other forums, on osCommerce "expert" sites etc etc.

The easy way to find out what version you are using is to open /includes/application_top.php and find this piece of code;

PHP:
  1. define('PROJECT_VERSION'

After this you will see the version of osCommerce that you are using. In the example I am looking at right now, it says;

PHP:
  1. define('PROJECT_VERSION', 'osCommerce Online Merchant v2.2 RC2');

Incarnations of osCommerce include;

  • osCommerce 2.1
  • osCommerce 2.2
  • osCommerce 2.2 MS1
  • osCommerce 2.2 MS2
  • osCommerce 2.2 MS2 060817 (is MS2 with a few bug fixes and other updates)
  • osCommerce 2.2 RC1 (is 060817 with a whole load of new stuff, including new database entries etc)
  • osCommerce 2.2 RC2 (is RC1 with a few bug fixes)
  • osCommerce 2.2 RC2a (is RC2 with a couple of bug fixes)

The RC releases are (hopefully!) eventually building up to a release of osCommerce v3 -in the meantime, osCommerce has changed it's name to "osCommerce Online Merchant" rather than just osCommerce - but everyone still knows it as osCommerce.

So, are you more confused than ever?  Me too ;)

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  • Micha Will

    Is there a history online which shows since when this and
    that version exists?
    Thanx in advance
    Micha

  • Gary

    Micha – I don't think so.

  • shiva

    may i know what is rc stands for?

  • Gary

    rc = Release Candidate


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