Well, it had to happen. After all the debate and hysteria over the past 12 months from Rhea Anthony et al, over at
oscanswers, oscommerce project, osquantum and their supporters and detractors, the official word is that the release of the much vaunted osQuantum is to be “delayed”.
That’s a pity as I was looking forward to seeing the new cart and comparing it in use against osCommerce. You can read the exact words from Rhea Anthony at http://forums.osquantum.org/index.php?s=&showtopic=1449&view=findpost&p=11936 where the main gist of the post places the blame for delay on Kohana. A pity 🙁
If any good came out of the last year of public mud throwing, it’s the fact that osCommerce now has two great developers on board, with more to follow – which will speed up development nicely. osCommerce will shortly be releasing 2.2 rc3 which willl mark the end of the v2 cycle – after which full development will continue on v3.
It is a disappointment to me that osQuantum will not be releasing the cart on schedule, and is now not willing to even give a release date at all. However it does stop them from their main attack against osCommerce, which was the inability to give release dates and slow development. C’est la vie!