Forum OpenACS Q&A: eCommerce on 5.0
Is the eCommerce package on 5.0 and AOLserver 4 considered fit for a production environment or would I be better sticking to 4.6.3 and AOLs 3.x?
Does anyone have a production site running eCommerce on 5.0?
Am I being unnecessarily paranoid? All pearls of wisdom greatfully received.
I think Alfred Werner is currently upgrading Ecommerce to work with openacs5.x. Beta testing should be soon, and your participation would be appreciated I'm sure.
If your need is immediate, and you decide to use 4.6.3, you might save some time using this version as it includes some of the bug fixes reported in the bug tracker, and does not yet include some of the adaptions to 5.0 that are in CVS (that break ecommerce running with 4.6.3.)
There's also ezic-gateway there, an alternative to authorize-gateway (and templated from it) which does not require dqd_utils. It's still in beta, as it has not yet been verified to complete refunds made through the interface.
Thanks for that. I should get a better idea after a meeting on Friday afternoon which should put some meat on the bones as far as timescales are concerned. I'd like to use 5 if I can as some of the new features such as localisation would be useful for this site. It also makes the upgrade path easier for future releases.
If I may I'll come back to you and Alfred after Friday when I know how much time we have and see if you think its enough to get a stable 5 out or if I should stick to 4.6.3
Some modest feature improvements as well as merging in the noquote and schema changes (e.g. timestamptz).
Thats good news as I'd like to use 5.0 if I can. It looks as if we now have two sites to do for this customer and the first is their corporate site which will be a pretty simple affair but still using OACS. The ecommerce site will follow fairly soon after that so I'd like to make a start on it as soon as possible.
Just wondering if you've posted this yet? I can't see anything in the cvs.
Is this why we are seeing differences between the versions pulled down by the installer and the versions in cvs e.g bcms in cvs is 0.3 but the repository is at 0.2?
There is not an upgrade script from 4.x yet. The required script would change one function and convert a lot of fields to timestamptz (at least for postgres).
I'm going to start working through the ecommerce bugs in bugtracker next.
I am sorry if the question is a bit dumb. I didn't know we have to tag the package. Maybe I missed the discussion. I would like to have bcms to be used for atleast 5.1, can you point me to the right direction on how to do it? Thanks.