Spree commerce (or other open source ruby shopping carts)

Hi All,

Has anyone used spree commerce as an e-commerce system? Is it production
ready? Easy to customize? Are there other ruby-based platforms out

I’m currently looking at options for an e-commerce system for a venture
company is starting and we’re deciding whether to use existing
solutions, proprietary software, or to just roll our own. Any insight
be greatly appreciated.



Haven’t used spree.

We use active merchant + paypal, but it is not a very big part of our
site -
it works and we leave it alone.
Not sure what you are doing, but shopify might be an option as well.


Andrew K.

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 11:38 AM, [email protected] <

I like to deploy the Spreecommerce locally and want to implement my own
changes. I have deployed successfully but I don’t know where the actual
sources files comes or running. I need help to sort this out. Please can
any one help me.

Thanks in Advance

The source files are coming from the spree gem, which is a Rails Engine
short, a Rails Engine has all the architecture and code to function as
full Rails app, but treats your Rails app as the main app and itself as
secondary/auxilliary app). You can look at specific spree files
you install your gems locally as well as here,
GitHub - spree/spree: Open Source multi-language/multi-currency/multi-store eCommerce platform.

In terms of overriding Spree, check out these links,
Views - http://guides.spreecommerce.com/view_customization.html
Logic - http://guides.spreecommerce.com/logic_customization.html

Spree has nice architecture and logic with extensions, but currently
it has many bugs. It is in version 0.10… I was impressed by his
architecture but dissapointed by the bugs :(. I started to fix them,
it wasn’t difficult to fix what bug I found but I was thinking if it
has so many bugs now that I started, what I will find out later so I
decided to go with a custom eshop (and when rails 3.0 comes out, make
it rails 3 and give it open source… but it is very simple in
comparison with spree).

On 20 Μάϊος, 18:38, “[email protected]