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Old 03-27-2006, 08:42 PM
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Dear LiteCommerce customers!

We are glad to announce the release of the second Beta version of LiteCommerce 2.2. Over a year LiteCommerce team has been working to enhance the functionality and performance of LiteCommerce store builder software and now you have a chance to experience improvements and new features introduced in the new version.

We would like to extend our special thanks to everyone who actively participatedin our discussion forums and provided feedback to our customer support team.

LiteCommerce online store builder version 2.2 features an improved installer and brings numerous enhancements to the functionality and the user interface of the Administrator and Customer Zones.

The following is a brief summary of major changes introduced in LiteCommerce version 2.2:

BETA 2
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- Compatibility with PHP ver.5 (5.1.0+) has been added;
- Installation mechanism has been improved to gain more automation for the installation process;
- Modern design skins validate against HTML 4.01 Transitional;

BETA 1
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- Installation mechanism redesigned to automatically reinstall add-on modules when switching between the design skins;
- Two beautiful design skins added;
- High volume data processing procedures refactored;
- Global extra fields mechanism completely redesigned;
- Taxation mechanism rewritten to correctly handle product prices that include VAT taxes;
- 'Free' shipping method introduced;
- Shipping rate calculation mechanism improved to include additional shipping and handling charges for both standard and real-time shipping methods;
- Image support code refactored;
- Credit Card handling procedures in the Customer Zone obtained new user interfaces, support for Solo and Maestro cards and Javascript validation;
- Flexy template engine improved;
- Possibility to use multi-tabbed dialogues added in the Customer Zone;
- Summary on the store's general settings added in the Administrator Zone;
- Possibility to review order history of a particular user added in the Administrator Zone;
- Support for MySQL persistent connections introduced;
- PHP memory limit option added in the 'config.php' configuration file.

Additionally, the new version of the software resolves many inconsistencies and brings numerous improvements to:
- Overall stability and security of the software;
- Compatibility with less used versions and configurations of PHP server software;
- Database import/export procedures;
- Stock management mechanisms;
- Membership selection and handling;
- Template Editor and HTML design import/export functionality;
- Administrator and Customer Zone interfaces, resulting in usability enhancements;
- Forgotten password recovery functionality;
- Checkout procedures;
- and many more (for a complete list of bug-fixes and improvements please see the CHANGELOG file in the LiteCommerce distribution).

Just like with any Beta release, we welcome your bug reports and suggestions for improvements of the new functionality.

You can download the new version in the File Area section of your HelpDesk account at: https://secure.qualiteam.biz/

WARNING!
The software is NOT recommended for production deployment at this stage. Please do not use LiteCommerce 2.2 beta on live stores: this version is still supposed to undergo a period of thorough final testing and polishing. Please be aware that LiteCommerce 2.2 beta is just a preview of LiteCommerce 2.2 and comes without technical support or a reference manual.

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Just started to try and install beta2

- on the install screen it says 'Version 2.2 beta 1'

- it asks for a username and password, is this my FTP username and password?

- when you chmod '777 .' and '777 classes/modules'
-- is '.' the root folder of the store?
-- do you change the permissions of only that folder or apply the permissions to all files within that folder?
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Warning: Upload directory is inaccessible. Please correct this setting..

bah, I cant get past this screen. I have left Host and Upload directory as the defaults and inserted my FTP username and password. The directory specified in Upload directory has had its permissions set as 777.

what could i be doing wrong
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Just started to try and install beta2

- on the install screen it says 'Version 2.2 beta 1'

Yes, sorry - the "VERSION" file contains the old information.

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- it asks for a username and password, is this my FTP username and password?

Yes.

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- when you chmod '777 .' and '777 classes/modules'
-- is '.' the root folder of the store?

The '.' means the root of "upload" directory.

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-- do you change the permissions of only that folder or apply the permissions to all files within that folder?

That folder only.
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bah, I cant get past this screen. I have left Host and Upload directory as the defaults and inserted my FTP username and password. The directory specified in Upload directory has had its permissions set as 777.

what could i be doing wrong

You need to specify the "Upload" directory in the same way as you see it when you log in to your site using FTP and apply "pwd" command.
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Hi Igor. What is a 'pwd' command? I uploaded the site via my FTP app and do not have shell access (if thats what it is called).
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Just started playing so here are some initial comments:

- Checkout page fails to load completely (OS X safari & firefox). Looks like it is waiting for a script to load which never does.

- A second address field in users profiles would be very very usefull. We get a lot of customers who are at university or use a business address.

- Our payment processor (hsbc) limits the number of characters in the username field to 32. Some people (usually in goverment orgs or in schools) have very long email addresses which means they cannot use our system. I was wondering if an optional login could be used, such as customer account number perhaps.
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Hi Sheriff, any idea why the checkout page will not load (OS X 10.3.9 Safari & Firefox)?

cheers Kenny
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Hi Sheriff, any idea why the checkout page will not load (OS X 10.3.9 Safari & Firefox)?

Nope, but we'll investigate this issue.
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Hi Sheriff, any idea why the checkout page will not load (OS X 10.3.9 Safari & Firefox)?

Nope, but we'll investigate this issue.

The same problem occurs when I click on 'Add new user' in admin.
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