Ubercart Announcing Its Candidacy

<img align="right" src="http://www.bywombats.com/files/uberbadge.gif" style="margin: 0em 0em 1em 1em;">After a lot of work from the development team and community, <a href="http://www.ubercart.org">Ubercart</a> has decided to stand on its own two feet and <a href="http://www.ubercart.org/news/apr-02-2008/ubercart_moving_release_candida... its candidacy</a> for a 1.0 release. We're excited about Ubercart's non-partisan politics and history of improved e-commerce sites, but several pundits are worried about his lack foreign policy experience. Don't let them dissuade you! There was a time when Ubercart survived a DDoS attack as fierce as any sniper fire when deploying on a non-profit website in Bosnia.

Yes, Ubercart wants you to believe in the fierce urgency of now. <em>Now</em> is the time to update your existing sites to the <a href="http://drupal.org/project/ubercart">latest release</a>. <em>Now</em> is the time to <a href="http://www.ubercart.org/forum">post</a> your feedback and <a href="http://drupal.org/project/issues/ubercart">bug reports</a>. <em>Now</em> is the time to polish up this release so we can dream of a better future on Drupal 6 and beyond.

Feel free to read more if you want some of the details.

Thanks for reading, and Ubercart for President. <img src="http://www.bywombats.com/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/example/smile.png" />
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Our initial alpha release was made over a year ago, and the switch into betas was long in coming. We started posting betas on January 7th, and through the help of a very responsive, knowledgeable, and excited community, we're finally at a state where we feel confident putting up a release candidate.

This does not mean Ubercart is feature complete for everyone... as we've learned through the process, there's just so much people expect from an e-commerce suite that you can't do everything! Sadly, a release candidate doesn't even mean the features there don't have a few bugs left to be massaged out. Fortunately, that's where you and our large and growing user base come in. You are essential to helping us isolate problem areas, apply fixes, and make Ubercart even easier to use.

Furthermore, we'll be posting a roadmap in the near future outlining our plans for future versions and Drupal version updates. The sooner we get to 1.0, the sooner we can update for Drupal 6 and bring e-commerce on Drupal into uncharted territory. I'm as excited as anyone about all the improvements D6 brings to the table, so let's work together to get to the 1.0 release as fast as we can. 8)

Comments

Übercart's got my vote!

I proudly endorse this candidate.

Ryan, I am slowly gettin the point. Meeting you for the first time on the barcelona relaxing lawn was kind of a culture clash for me Wink You know, the cliché perceived of Americans in our country (and not the most beloved ones) are for a quite repetitive: "buy my product, throw away all the other crap" attitude and speak. And yes - you somehow serve the picture.

It wasn't until this exact post of you that I fully understand the fine sense of humour behind - or at least with }:] it. So yes, my vote, too;) A working and ready-to go ecommerce package will be a quite big piece in the puzzle to the announced goal to tenfold Drupal's audience. And the a bit forkish way of having a dedicated forum - why not? As you say, ecommerce is big and has to be quite featuremad to be able to compete. You know, the competition is magento for sure.

Give it one hell of a fight. I'll be part of it as I'm in the making of my first übercart shop. Sell the world - make it a better place - for you and for me and... O.K., enough...

hehe Thanks for the post, eigentor. Sorry if I came off the wrong way in Barcelona. We're totally in this for fun, to help out the Drupal community at large (I love all the folks who come in migrating from osC, Joomla/Virtuemart, and other systems), and to bring our company out of the e-commerce Stone Age.

Let me know how the shop goes for you, and be sure to hop in the forums if you get stuck somewhere. Cool