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Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« on: July 14, 2019, 01:55:19 pm »
Hi

I don’t normally visit this thread as I thought this was for developers but the question, ‘Osclass project is dead?’ got me thinking and I have the obligation to join in.

We all know Osclass script is completely free and people download it to their heart content without any need to pay a single dime for it. Just running a single Osclass site involves spending money, time and energy and the returns may be meagre in majority of cases.

Considering the above, Osclass project needs a good team:
  • Team to constantly develop and maintain
  • Team to test and report (Osclass site webmasters)
  • Team to extend financial support for the project
  • Team to provide support on the forum
   
I am sure everyone here agrees that they run Osclass sites trying to make a few bucks and some merely do it for fun. There are a few guys having their websites selling themes and plugins. The truth is, there is a thriving community that relies on this script and we all should therefore consider ourselves as part of the team and realise if this project shuts down, all our sites and related businesses will be doomed. To my understanding this script is far superior to similar paid scripts out there.

Just to conclude, I would request every Osclass users to fork out a minimum of 10 dollars, whenever they update their existing script or download a fresh copy of this lovely script. It’s not too much to ask and in fact I would welcome if the developers make it compulsory to pay for the upgrades and new downloads. Without much ado, we are willing to pay for good hosting, nice themes and plugins, don’t we?

Sorry if I did upset anyone here; I only spoke my mind. I hope everyone here joins in to keep the project going and make it an outstanding one, just like ‘Wordpress’.

Many thanks

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 08:11:32 pm »
This will be interesting:)

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 03:39:34 pm »
Good one! I will do it straight away.

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 04:37:36 pm »
Aficionado is no longer in these forums? He was the most active user in my opinion:).
Calin Behtuk, Patrik from Croatia also were active after Teseo "left". And many others. Who is still providing code solutions in the forums nowadays?

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 11:10:40 am »
Hi All,

I have thought about making similar post like Britweb for the last few months urging community to start a fund drive or something but then to me it seemed like it is already too late as I think the original developers have moved on to some other things and I didn't think it would help. To me it looks like the project has been dead for almost an year as there have been no posts by any osclass team member not just here but also at github - they used to at least respond at github regarding issues and one could see the timeline on some of the issues.  Additionally, there have been no updates in the market for almost a year and they did the last market update after some users complained about their plugins on hold since 2017 - that to me was an indication that they probably have given up on this and have moved on to other things. I don't think make much money from plugins or marketplace which helps them to pay the bills and if they do not have the time, personnel or resources then they can just let the plugin market to the developers and users to handle - let users and plugin developers deal with each other and they can focus on writing/updating the script and charge a small fee for all downloads, it may help.

I think many of us would gladly pay a small fee as Britweb suggested if only osclass developers would come out and state exactly what their goals are and what they want from the community in order to keep the project going.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2019, 03:37:59 am by Resta »

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 12:11:30 pm »

Nice reply, @Resta

For a start, forum Administrator could make this topic sticky giving it the maximum exposure on the forum. The whole Osclass community should realise how serious the situation is at the moment.

Also as @WEBmods suggested, Osclasser's should email this topic to the developers.


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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 09:45:56 pm »
Osclass is not dead. If someone wants to use it, he can. It's an opportunity to learn php by changing its core to do what the owner wants to, at least that's what I did.

Osclass will be dead only if this forum disappears.

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 01:06:55 am »
Osclass is not dead. If someone wants to use it, he can. It's an opportunity to learn php by changing its core to do what the owner wants to, at least that's what I did.

Osclass will be dead only if this forum disappears.

I quite agree with you @marius-ciclistu

Yes, one can learn php using this script or tweak it and call it their own but those who are not into programming to that level will have hard time if the script needed security updates to protect their websites from vulnerability issues.

All we need is regular security updates and functionality enhancement just as it happens with Wordpress.


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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2019, 04:56:24 pm »
If someone didn't notice in the other topic:
https://forums.osclass.org/themes/osclasswizards-free-responsive-bootstrap-theme/1035/

OsclassWizards team, who made probably one of the most used themes apart from default Bender, decided to leave Osclass development and focus on other projects. And who could blame them...

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2019, 07:20:24 pm »
I don't get it. Isn't the last version of osclass ok?  If someone wants more he can modify the core or hire a dev to do it. What is the big issue here? And don't tell me that security updates etc.
Stop complaining and use osclass as it is. The devs stoped working on it because it stoped generating enough income for them. That does not mean it's a bad script.

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2019, 09:05:41 pm »
Yes.. Its a very, very nice script...

But with the speed of internet very fast become a useless script in no development was made...

So, for what I understand it's a death project, no active development... No future, correct????

and the peoples who bought plugins and themes from the market, and now can't get the updated version???? This is a waste of money, correct????




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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2019, 10:39:46 pm »
It is a good start for someone who wants to use it and NOT buy plugins for it. If you want to buy, you will never stop buying devs time to maintain it, and when you will stop, the actual situation will happen.

So use it as it is as long as it is still available together with the content of this forum.

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 12:23:56 am »
We should listen what osClass team have to say....

osClass team should write something and clarify the situation...

They finish completely all activity regarding osClass??
They will kept the forum & Site???

In my opinion this need to be clarified by osClass team for each of us take our one decisions.. This is  the minimum osClass team should make for us...

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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 02:39:07 pm »
So, any news about all that ?


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Re: Stop ‘Osclass Project’ dying
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2019, 10:56:29 pm »
So, any news about all that ?

Makes me wonder if any of the developers ever visit this forum anymore.