Sorry for spoiling Bug thread, but I just don't want to create a new topic. I noticed that bugs and bug fixes are posted in this thread, but what about opencart packages itself. Do you update a package and if so, how often?
When visiting DOWNLOAD section I see that 22.214.171.124 was released on March 19, 2011 and there's no additional information about bugs and fixes. Same applies for googlecode- release date and upload dates only (Mar 19). Even downloaded 126.96.36.199 zip file has no information about updates and bug fixes. Does it mean that every new opencart user who chooses older supported version has to implement all bugfixes released after March 19, 2011 manually?
I find it strange because it's not very convenient to visit this bug fix thread regularly read through all the discussion looking for things which have been reported or fixed. I spent few weeks on holidays and now it's a headache to find what bugs I've fixed in my installation and what are still there. It's not fun at all. I already have one txt file with my custom opencart modifications, another with a list of custom modules and don't want to have third one with bugfixes. It would be too much for me
as I have another things to do to keep my tiny business running
Sometimes, upgrading to newer version isn't an option if you've made some customizations to your installation (custom pages, translations, extra text, etc.)
It would be nice to have a bugfix packages from time to time (once a week or month) and a text file with a list of bugs and fixes on googlecode. I'd say it would be even better if you add another section of digits to opencart bugfix packages which would increase with every bugfix package release (188.8.131.52.001, 184.108.40.206.002, ...). It would give a clear idea what files have been modified and would make shop keepers life easier. Also, opencart team should update their releases with newest bugfixes from time to time and inform community about this in description section (OpenCart v220.127.116.11 with bugfix package 18.104.22.168.001; Bugfix package v22.214.171.124.001 only, etc.).