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Geolocation overhaul - Testers needed

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Hello everyone,

as many of you probably know, geolocation feature in thirtybees needs to be fixed. In 1.1.0, this feature is based on MaxMind database v1, which is no longer maintained, or updated. It also contains a couple of bugs. Basically, this feature was unusable in 1.1.0 

Not anymore, hopefully.

This feature was not only fixed, but also extended. The main difference is that will will not depend on MaxMind database (or service) at all. Instead, core defines new services interface for any module that provide geolocation service. Merchant will be able to choose which service should be used. There will be new thirtybees native module that provides geolocation service based on MaxMind database v2. And hopefully, there will be more in the future. I personally will to extend my commercial CloudFlare GeoIP module to provide geolocation services as well. 

Now, I would like to ask you guys to test this feature before it goes out in the next release. If you are willing to participate, please follow these steps:

1. update your store to issue-828 branch

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2. Install maxmindgeoip2 module

You can download it here:maxmindgeoip2.zip

3. Configure this module 

- You have to download maxmind database, either manually, or by using Download button

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Result should look like this:

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4. go to Preferences > Geolocation and select this new module as a geolocation service

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5. Test, test, and test

Please test the feature and report any problems or issues you have encountered. Both with new module, and with core changes.

 

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no problem for Module Installation and geo database download and update.

The Module seems working fine with my first tests.

Nice JOB ! 🙂

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Thanks @zen for your testing, really appreciated.

Anyone else tried this, or has some input? Remember, once it's integrated and released, it's too late to complain... 🙂

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7 hours ago, datakick said:

Thanks @zen for your testing, really appreciated.

Anyone else tried this, or has some input? Remember, once it's integrated and released, it's too late to complain... 🙂

Installing it today and will run a series of tests as I have a need for geolocation with several modules and it has been a bit wonky in a while.  Will keep you posted.

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Installed and ran today. I only do business in two countries, US and CAN. Used geoscreenshot.com to test in in both countries and in both, it set the correct currency based on location so I'd say it works.

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Praise GOD...  @datakick thanks for this

10 hours ago, datakick said:

it's too late to complain... 🙂

Its never to late to complain....

I wont be able to test until next week my test site is down 🙄

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Yes, this is now in bleeding edge, and the maxmindgeoip2 module has been released as well. You can install it even in 1.1.0 and prior, but it will have no effect

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1 hour ago, datakick said:

Yes, this is now in bleeding edge, and the maxmindgeoip2 module has been released as well. You can install it even in 1.1.0 and prior, but it will have no effect

Perfect thanks. Wanted to get this before the holiday purchasing season really kicks in.

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On 11/13/2019 at 8:46 AM, datakick said:

You can install it even in 1.1.0 and prior, but it will have no effect

How long before this in Stable?

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52 minutes ago, Factor said:

How long before this in Stable?

Are you asking when the next release will be? Probably by the end of this month

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I suppose yes.  I am wondering when all of this great work on this area of the system will be included in the Stable side.  Thanks again.

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