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  • Domain and server move

    Posted on 22-Nov-2018 by Jon Jensen

    The Interchange project has moved from the icdevgroup.org domain to the interchangecommerce.org domain. The old domain was familiar and comfortable after being used for 16 years, but we decided to move because the new domain is more self-descriptive of what the Interchange software is all about: ecommerce.

    Hosting for the Interchange project has also moved to a new server. The old server worked faithfully for over 11 years but its software stack had become very outdated. The new server is running Debian 9, the latest pre-release Interchange code from Git, Perl 5.24, MariaDB 10.1, current Mailman, etc.

    The Interchange and related Git repositories have long been mirrored to GitHub, and for several years we have been using GitHub issues for bug reporting. Now we have made GitHub the canonical location for the repositories and retired our own Git and Gitweb services. See the download page for the new URLs to use.

    We have also begun serving the entire site over HTTPS and are using the Cloudflare CDN for DNS, caching, and performance.

  • Interchange 5.10.0 Released!

    Posted on 06-Jan-2016 by David Christensen

    The Interchange Development Group is proud to announce the immediate release of the latest major version of Interchange; Interchange 5.10.0. This version of interchange includes the Strap template as the new default template, full Bcrypt support, additional payment gateway support, and more.

    Strap uses the latest version of the popular Bootstrap Framework, which provides easy mobile-friendly (responsive) design, and allows for customization of the look and feel.

    The features of Strap include SEO-friendly category and "more" pages, better gift certificate support, checkout pages that have been revamped with usability in mind, and general catalog cleanup, among others.

    See the WHATSNEW file for complete details. We recommend new development be done with this version, and all users of older versions of Interchange should upgrade after testing their catalogs in a test environment.

    Packages are available for download now.

  • New template for Interchange

    Posted on 20-Aug-2015 by Josh Lavin

    An update to the previously announced Strap template for Interchange has been released, using modern HTML5 + CSS, along with a host of other improvements.

    Strap uses the latest version of the popular Bootstrap Framework, which provides easy mobile-friendly (responsive) design, and allows for customization of the look and feel.

    The features of Strap include SEO-friendly category and "more" pages, better gift certificate support, checkout pages that have been revamped with usability in mind, and general catalog cleanup, among others.

    We intend for the Strap template to replace the existing Standard template, so that Strap is the default catalog distributed with Interchange.

    Until then, you can download or clone the Strap template from GitHub: https://github.com/jdigory/strap. Or try the live demo.

    Please get in touch if you have any suggestions or notice any issues. Thank you!

  • 2015 Perl Dancer Conference

    Posted on 18-Aug-2015 by Sam Batschelet

    Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Perl Dancer Conference which is being held in Vienna, Austria October 19th - 22nd at the Hotel Schani Wien.

    https://www.perl.dance/tickets

    Please note that the number of tickets is limited, especially for the two training days on 19th and 20th October. So we recommend to purchase a ticket as soon as possible, or at least contact the organization team at 2015@perl.dance.

    Sawyer X is going to do a one day Dancer training:

    https://www.perl.dance/talks/10-programming-the-web-with-dancer

    You can also submit a presentation proposal here:

    https://www.perl.dance/talks/submit

    Also to show off the progress with the project the conference site http://perl.dance is powered by Interchange 6. Feel free to check out the code on github https://github.com/interchange/Perl-Dancer-Conference.

    Don't miss the conference, we get people there from three continents and we are going to repeat the fun we had last year. We are happy to answer any questions or hear out your suggestions for the conference. 2015@perl.dance, or write to the interchange-users mailing list.

    See you in Vienna!

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