VirtueMart Supporter Membership - Gold
Yearly Supporter Membership
It is easier than ever to write extensions for VirtueMart, but the core has become increasingly complex and the considerable labour required for fixing bugs and maintaining the core is an ever-growing challenge. The reason for this is the built-in abstraction level and its versatility. Therefore the VirtueMart team needs to raise funds in order to pay dedicated developers to work exclusively on the core. The Supporter Membership will sponsor a high quality of code development and professional testing.
Your membership helps to increase the reliability
New VirtueMart releases can be tested for longer and more thoroughly by professional testers, which will improve the stability of new releases and as a consequence, also the stability and reliability of your store. The VirtueMart team will also improve the development activity and testing with developers of 3rd party extensions for VirtueMart in order to ensure full compatibility of all components in use.
With your membership you get added value
Members can download versions of VirtueMart which include some small bonus packs and enhancements. These bear the same license (GPL) as VirtueMart, so can be used on as many websites as you like. Currently the download includes:
- Extra language module to make multilanguage with Joomla easier
- Multilanguage vendor module (for legal requirements, Impressum)
The memberversion is not different than the normal version. It is more like an early access version containing fixes reported by users and also new features payed by members. Any changes in the core files are sooner or later used in the standard version, also. All changes are in the same svn trunk as the main version.
Members can use our ticket system to report bugs. We will ensure the fixing of all security related bugs in Joomla(*), VirtueMart core and VirtueMart extensions. (If technically feasible and with reasonable effort. For example, it is not possible to fix the bcrypt bug for php versions below 5.3.10).
Reported bugs will be handled in order of priority and severity. Bugs reported by members gain a higher attention by tier and than those reported by our voluntary peer to peer system. The bug fixing will always take place as a gesture of goodwill and without acknowledging any legal obligation.
The membership is meant per year.
(*) Joomla! is Trademark of Open Source Matters. The joomla in the fullinstaller is the same as offered at http://www.joomla.org/ . Our fullinstaller has only a slightly different installation routine (Sampledata).