Well, there is an old saying, never change a winning horse. And when it comes to OC,
one has a lot of Versions to choose from, but no-one really knows. And as a consequence of
this, one cannot really rely on anything, published around here. It's mostly personal Arguments,
instead of qualified Tech-Talk, and much of it comes from people, who never showed a simple
sample of their competence yet, by i.E. presenting a bloody link to a real working Software.
So, it's more a cold-war scenario of different Indeologies, possibly combined with some hidden
financial interest as well. But honest Shop Users should not be believers, and sure not Ideologists,
but rather depend on figures and facts, if they already use a proven working OC Software Engine.
But this does not mean, to keep it, as it came, in contrary, one could always improve the design,
by adding i.E. a responsive Bootstrap Theme to a Version, not yet containing such be default. Also,
an updated Version (188.8.131.52_rc) exists, since some Misses have still been found and fixed, after the
release of the last 'official' 184.108.40.206, but the Version got burried, in Favour of the unfamous OC v.2.0.0.
But in 5-6 Years from now, PHP 7.0.x
may no longer be a supported Code, and then, regular
OC v.1.5.6.x will have to be replaced, because they don't work with PHP-7.1.x-+
they come. But in 5-6 Years from now, a lot of other Things will be changed, and OC will probably at
least carry a Version Number 5 or 6, so, there is no good reason, to fundamentally change change
a working Version at this time, just, to keep it working for sure. Especially under the aspect, that
security Sites do not carry any security warning about latest 1.5.6.x Versions, in contrary to some
later ones. And the Discussion is not about 1.5.x failures and misses, but about later ones, despite
of the fact, that a majority of existing OC Users probably still depend on older Versions, as everybody
can find out easy, by reading about at the Forum.
But whatever you do, some work will be involved, because OC-2 type Bootstrap Themes require some
changes and additions in controller and language sections also, to make 'em work. And the popular
responsive Theme Sellers like Journal, Pav, and others, did not change to 220.127.116.11, but still use unfixed
18.104.22.168 Versions in their 'complete' Theme Installation packs, so, better don't take a chance, to eventually
be confronted with additional Problems, you don't really need, to keep your Shop in running State.
I am in the process of creating a range of freely available V-2 Bootstrap Themes, matching PEKU
fine OpenCart Edge, wich serves as bases, and it already includes some Routines and Code, able to
handle such Themes, without the need, to rework some OC System Files first:
https://www.opencart.com/index.php?rout ... n_id=27779
And by comparing it's Theme Code with others, it's relatively easy, to make other V-2 Themes work,
especially those, not containing any custom Controller/Model/System Files.
The only disadvantage of Peku's Version may be, that he also included OcMod, for what reason ever,
since it really makes no sense, to have OcMod + VqMod installed on any System. And for OC v.1.5.6.x,
no OcMods exist, exept in some of my Test Versions, I have therefore removed this function, after playing
around with for a while, because VqMod is easier to handle, since it does not use the DB, to keep the
OcMod Extension Content, but in the familiar VqMod way and sections.
Images of already modified OC-2 Themes for 22.214.171.124 can be seen here, and most of them work,
still, some minor Misses may still exist, but they have to be found first...
Just, to give you some ideas on, what is possible. But I am not a fighter for 1.5.6.x, I just use, what
I feel is still the most perfect working version for me. Without any Ideology, and without any financial