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    Exclamation Where is "The Boss", Michael_S ???

    It has been months since we have seen him and a few attempts to contact him by established members of this forum have had no reply.
    This includes Private Message, email and 'phone.
    Has ANYONE heard from him recently?
    If any of you are hosted at aabox, have you been in touch with your provider?

    Apart from the automated feeds from oscommerce, there has been no posts from Michael for approx. three months. Is this an indication of a dying Project from the founder. I do hope it is not due to bad personal circumstances.

    If there is sufficient interest in continuing the osCmax Project, then I am considering starting a new forum, with multiple ownership/moderation, so that this situation (no-one at the helm) is not repeated. To keep the Project alive would need the assistance of a Team, plus the community as a whole.

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    Default Re: Where is "The Boss", Michael_S ???

    Do it.

    Do oscMax how it should have been done from the start; a good core + well chosen addons, coded correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burt View Post
    Do it.

    Do oscMax how it should have been done from the start; a good core + well chosen addons, coded correctly.
    Based on bsosc?

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    Default Re: Where is "The Boss", Michael_S ???

    Hi

    Try contacting him through aabox.com.
    I hear from him and his staff often (michael last week) when I have questions or concerns.

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    Default Re: Where is "The Boss", Michael_S ???

    I can breathe a sigh of relief - The Boss has not left the building.

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    Default Re: Where is "The Boss", Michael_S ???

    If I was going to fork osCommerce, I'd fork the BS version (if you want to make use of 99% of the crappy addons) or the 2.4 version (of you want to start fresh).

    Either way, osCmax is dead, thank goodness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burt View Post
    If I was going to fork osCommerce, I'd fork the BS version (if you want to make use of 99% of the crappy addons) or the 2.4 version (of you want to start fresh).

    Either way, osCmax is dead, thank goodness.

    Neither of the two are proven working platforms.
    Whilst I agree with regards to the coding/structure/implementation of many of the add-ons, to get an operational store, there are quite a few that should be in the core code. One of the major advantages of osCmax over other osC derivatives, is the inclusion of BTS. Even your bootstrap version would benefit from a modular template system that allows simple customisation to individual pages, parallel template development and template switching "at the flick of a switch".
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    [Opinion]
    I think 'max needs a real good kick up the ass - clean out the crap, kill the bugs/quirks and get some mobile/responsive templates. Less integrated sometimes spurious features and a more modular approach. The 'core' is now around 10Mb compressed and much too large.
    [/Opinion]
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    Default Re: Where is "The Boss", Michael_S ???

    Neither of the two are proven ? Eh? 2.3.3.4 is in use on 1000s of sites, BS just adds in Bootstrap and optimises a few other areas.

    You know as well as I that osCmax is dated in the extreme. No sane developer would touch it for a client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burt View Post
    Neither of the two are proven ? Eh? 2.3.3.4 is in use on 1000s of sites, BS just adds in Bootstrap and optimises a few other areas.
    That's misrepresenting what was said: you said 2.4 or bootstrap and my comment on their status still stands - both are currently in a state of flux.
    End of 'debate'.

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    Default Re: Where is "The Boss", Michael_S ???

    Put it this way; with some good coders, the right core and only the best addons, it could be very good.

    And look back, I said if "I was going to fork" ... I know the ins and outs (of 2.3 series and 2.4 series) probably a bit better than most, so it's probably easier for me to choose which way to go.
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