Post by motion2082 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 pm

Hey guys,

Should I download OC 2.3.0.2 from OpenCart.com or Github?

Both are different sizes and not sure what is more stable :crazy: ???

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Post by straightlight » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:15 pm

GitHub is for development, not for production releases. Opencart.com is the official location to download the so-called stable releases.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming. The increased post counters are caused by redundancies of the same solutions that were already provided prior.

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Post by OSWorX » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:14 pm

straightlight wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:15 pm
GitHub is for development, not for production releases. Opencart.com is the official location to download the so-called stable releases.
Partly true, otherwise GH would not have the Release Section where packages can be downloaded:
https://github.com/opencart/opencart/re ... ag/2.3.0.2

On the other side, there is also the 'official' download page (may confusing some people having 2 download sites):
https://www.opencart.com/index.php?rout ... ad/history

Both packages should be the same, but in the past the team had sometimes some 'silent' updates (some files were changed between 1. and following publish of the same version)!

Okay, to clarify the difference (checked both right now): the package from here, is the compiled version, while at github all 3 versions (compiled and 2x source) are available.
Means, both packages include all the same files, the compiled has the additional files included - that's why it is bigger.

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Post by straightlight » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:34 am

Both packages should be the same, but in the past the team had sometimes some 'silent' updates (some files were changed between 1. and following publish of the same version)!
Well, in other words, it isn't partly true but total truth since as you indicated, the OC team had sometimes some 'silent' updates which defines them to be undetermined knowing if or when those updates are official until being spoken.

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Post by OSWorX » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 am

Partly true for this sentence:
GitHub is for development, not for production releases. Opencart.com is the official location to download the so-called stable releases.
Because files at both locations are the same and both locations can be used for downloading packages (while it may confuse that here the compiled package is without a note used, and at GH both).
When a 'silent' update was made, the code was not on GH, because it was the time before GH was used as repository.

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Post by IP_CAM » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:24 am

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Post by straightlight » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:22 am

OSWorX wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:20 am
Partly true for this sentence:
GitHub is for development, not for production releases. Opencart.com is the official location to download the so-called stable releases.
Because files at both locations are the same and both locations can be used for downloading packages (while it may confuse that here the compiled package is without a note used, and at GH both).
When a 'silent' update was made, the code was not on GH, because it was the time before GH was used as repository.
They really need to provide a webservice newsfeed about that or at least include the note in each distributed packages, indeed.

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Post by motion2082 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:50 am

straightlight wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:15 pm
GitHub is for development, not for production releases. Opencart.com is the official location to download the so-called stable releases.
Thank you Straightlight, have had issues with the GH download in the past so will go the OpenCart.com download

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