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  1. I am going to give a little disclosure to this situation. We have worked on a contract to sell the rights to thirty bees assets to a group of members of the community for for several months. We had agreed on everything, just had some language changes in the contract and we would have signed it in a couple days. But right at that time we were contacted about an investigation into a partner with thirty bees. That derailed everything and required a new contract. It was because of neither nothing that the buyers did or me the seller did. But it did change things. If you want to read more about it, here is a good link. https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidjeans/2020/09/18/how-a-cyber-fraud-company-ceo-raised-123-million-in-months---and-got-arrested-for-fraud/#3f06e9c2253c
  2. Not that my opinion matters that much but let me say these things. * ASM, the system for ASM does need a revamp and a lot of things taken out. Its complicated, cumbersome, but thanks to @wakabayashi a lot of bugs have been fixed in it. * FIFO this will never be present. The work and overhead this would add would be unimaginable. The data requirements would be as well. This is not something you can find in any open source system, many warehousing systems, and any paid system with under a 100k a year license that I am familiar with. * Handling of combinations As far as I am aware no native solution can handle more connected combinations that thirty bees can. Shopify is limited to 100, woo commerce limits you by not connecting them to stock. I am not sure what changes you are looking for in this system. * Proforma invoice and offer. This is module territory. Not something fit for a core of an ecommerce software. Either is going to be difficult to add to the core, because a new checkout process has to be made for only these things. But like I said, my opinion might not matter much, I am soon leaving thirty bees. But I still do understand how difficult or useful these things are and what it would take to add them into the core.
  3. The short story is the contract had to be rewritten at the last minute because of an event came up that was beyond anyone's control dealing with a company that thirty bees partners with. It was not my fault or the buyers fault, but the partnership was mentioned in the contract, so that part had to be rewritten.
  4. @veganline The price was established months ago with both sides agreeing that it was fair. @wakabayashi I think it will be soon. A contract was delivered to them a month or so ago, we have negotiated all of the sticking points in the contract now. It just has to be amended to reflect everything we have all agreed on, then signed.
  5. I think there will be an official announcement soon. We are almost at the end of the contract negotiations, there are just two points left in the whole contract. They should be cleared up by early next week and we can start preparing to make an official announcement about things. So progress is being made and it is moving forward.
  6. It was forked from the 1.6.1 branch, 1.6.1.12 to be exact.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the payments page in the backoffice and make sure you have the payments allowed for the carrier, user group, and country.
  8. It might not have been answered as fast as he wanted, but it was answered in under 24 hours.
  9. Where did you raise this, I did not see it. It should automatically work off the webhook. It looks like it might not have grabbed your release since it was not a build, if that was the issue.
  10. No, it is a commercial module that was donated to us when we started, with a license just to us. The code for the commercial module works on thirty bees without modification. It is just we needed more functionality, so we edited and wrote in certain things to fit our needs. But yes, that is what the module does, it is for creating a multiple vendor marketplace. The way it works is likely different than you think. It does not create a permission set for the back office of the shop. It does everything on the front of the shop, through the user account. That way it keeps your admin separate from the sellers. Its safer that way, just in case a permission escalation hack was ever discovered.
  11. Its a huge set of like 20 modules. Its what powers the thirty bees store. Here is the module we based everything off of, https://addons-modules.com/store/en/marketplace-modules-all/21-agile-prestashop-multiple-seller-vendor-module.html of course they have been highly edited at this point.
  12. You might ask your host to do this, https://www.mynotepaper.com/centos-curl-error-60-peers-certificate-issuer-is-not-recognized-solved#:~:text=curl%3A%20(60)%20Peer's%20Certificate%20issuer%20is%20not%20recognized.&text=If%20this%20HTTPS%20server%20uses,domain%20name%20in%20the%20URL).
  13. I was just curious, cpanel has some protections based on permissions that could be triggering. You might check that your tmp path as defined in php is writable.
  14. What module are you using for the affiliate?
  15. Are you on a cpanel server by chance?
  16. It will also throw that error when the server is out of disk space too, so clearing the cache is only a temporary solution, it will run out of space again. I would check the free space on the disk.
  17. As far as I know he is not. And the deal being worked out is no where around those numbers.
  18. @toplakd @Kashir2000 No, it is true. I think everyone here knows about my health issues being the reason I cannot really continue forward with thirty bees. So a couple of months ago I started exploring having someone buy me out and take over the project. I found a group of active users in the community who were up to the challenge. thirty bees will be under new control shortly with renewed vigor led by new owners.
  19. When you add the tracking code in the back office to an order and save it, it triggers an email to the customer.
  20. Personally I would say no to this. I know I have been away and my opinion might not be valued as much any more, but there would be problems trying this in a wide release. The main issue would be overlapping ranges, it would be hard to hedge against and give proper warnings. It could be done, but if you are using a table rate like this you do not depend on accurate data. What I mean is when you have a weight entered, but you are not passing that rate to an api, its just used in house. So it does not need to be that accurate. It can be totally wrong for all intents and purposes. You can just hedge the weight to and manipulate it to make carriers work how you want. If something like this were to be added I think we would need a full fledged carrier debug system. Its something we talked about adding years ago, but with complications like this it would be helpful. Basically when turned on the system would list all of the non displayed carriers and the reason they are not displayed. Like: Carrier 1 (over weight) Carrier 2 (outside of shipping zone) Carrier 3 (price range) Carrier 4 : $3.56
  21. In the US people do not normally use the dash 4 digits. Some do, just because it is store from some other transaction. Since the US is one of the only countries with this zip code issue, if it bothers you I would handle it at the template level. Just split the string at the - and drop the extra 4 digits and the dash. They add no value in either delivery or tax collection.
  22. lesley

    Goodbye

    I am going to try to address all of the posts that are relevant that might need my addressing in this one post, so bear with me. @Mark I understand what you are saying, but at the same time you simply do not understand how opensource software works or where income is generated in opensource software. I can say pretty confidently that both thirty bees, prestashop, shopify, magento, opencart, 3d cart, and others generate only a small fraction of their revenue through module or app sales. The same goes for monthly fees, save shopify. There are two main ways that revenue is generated one is to make strategic partnerships the other is to sell user data. Many moons ago when Dekker and I started thirty bees we promised not to sell user data. Has it hurt us financially? Sure it has. Will I sell user data? No. I am sure people can find a lot of things I have done wrong trying to guide thirty bees, but I am working with the best intentions and not going back on my promises. If you want to try a SaaS version of thirty bees you can, its opensource, you can use it, fork it, change it, do what you want with it. I didn't start my journey into ecommmerce with thirty bees. I was around long enough to see Magento fail with a Saas version, PrestaShop failed twice with a SaaS version. If you want commercial metrics, let e know where you reside and we can get a NDA drawn up that will enjoin you, it will require an escrow. @Traumflug is right about finding developers. @datakick was a godsend. We all approached so many other developers and none would really consider working for thirty bees. Sure, there were a few takers, but generally they wanted upwards of $120/ hr and wanted to learn as they went. @rubben1985 I am frustrated as well. This is not what I wanted, I have a ton of people that I am friends with that are in this boat because I led them to this boat. That is why I am actively trying to find someone to take it over and not trying to sink it. Me getting sick royally fucked up all of the plans I had thirty bees and my life. @toplakd I realize this. I actually saw this coming and the company paid one of Dekker's people that works for Mollie to make a free GDPR module for thirty bees. He basically took our money, Dekker said the module was good, he just needed to tweak it, it was never finished and he left. It was a narrow scoped module just to provide the basics, but it was never released because we made a bad investment in a bad person. @datakick There were several campaigns. Both mailings and me physically calling people. I reached out to everyone I knew / know in the industry with varying degrees of success. Every dh42 email includes information about thirty bees in it. I have a decent size list of customers that have downloaded our free modules (over 26k ) they have been marketed to constantly. Could I have done more? Sure, at the time I didn't know what more to do though. As I mentioned in the past I did get into a partnership that provided money, but also took a lot of my time too. Builtwith is not accurate. I have seen internal metrics from a couple platforms as compared to builtwith, they skew both up and down. I would say its no more accurate than Alexa for domain rank. @wakabayashi You could be correct on the valuation. I shot from the hip trying to figure out a number. @Sigi Sorry about that, like most of our stuff the last 8 months or so, the forum has been under constant ddos attack or spammer attack. That has actually what has consumed more time than anything in the past 6 months, just keeping things up.
  23. lesley

    Goodbye

    I am generally very open about things with our community. Some people might not like the answers I have given at any given time, but I have always tried to be forthright with them. I am unsure where you recent hostility against me or thirty bees has come from. You contacted me last year about partnering on a project roll out. You asked several different questions / opinions and I told you what I thought. You mentioned you might want to invest in thirty bees, but never anything past that, until you contacted me a week or two ago just to tell me to fuck off basically. You were mad because your bug reports were not handled satisfactory. Here is the last conversation for the people reading and wondering. But yes, I am up for whatever works, as long as it works for our mission and our community. I am not up for scaling module prices based on how much business a shop is doing. I am not for selling code that thirty bees produces. From the start of this company / project those have been the values. I might not be capable of piloting the company or project much longer, but I am not going to turn it over to someone that will exploit the community. These people have been awesome to me and thirty bees over the last several years and I am trying my best to leave them in capable hands with my integrity intact.
  24. lesley

    Goodbye

    @toplakd apparently so.
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