Meant to post this a while back, but forgot about it totally. What with “osCommerce” starting to lag behind in terms of development in the last few years, a bunch of people have taken the latest build of osCommerce, added a few bits and pieces and called it the osCommerce Project.
It’s basically a fork, though the people involved don’t like that word for some reason. The website is basically a rip off of osCommerce, and the name being used is a rip off of the osCommerce brand. All in all, not a great way to start life in my opinion.
However, let’s get past that – and talk about the actual people behind the project and the project itself…
Looks like Team Leader is vGer – well known in the osCommerce forum as a pain in the arse. Backed up by tomh, FWR Media, Chemo and Monika Mathe.
The project as it stands is a sham – it’s basically osCommerce, some stuff stripped out and some pointless contributions added. Seems as though NO thought went into what should have been served up first – GET IT RIGHT FIRST TIME!
What of the future?
Well, I have no idea whether this fork will take off. I suspect that it will, if only based on the brand name – codewise I am not expecting wonders as the main coder (Chemo) has fingers in many pies so won’t be placing his full attention on the project I expect. The rest of the people are amateur code “hackers” and people who can’t code…
My advice is to avoid it. Let’s see what their first real release is like – hopefully it’ll be something that should have been seen (in the osCommerce brand) 3 or 4 years ago.
However, if you fancy giving it a go, the link for the site is up there ^^^ – pretty pointless right now as it is just osCommerce with a few contributions.