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nbill & dompdf

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:07 am
by brononi
Hello,

Since nbill isn't reacting on any of my support questions, I'll try it over here. Sad to see how a good product (a joomla extension) goes bad cause of poor management. Another company took it over, but they lack service... soit

For years, nbill is running great as an extension on joomla. To create invoice in pdf format, I'm using dompdf.

After an upgrade of the hostingprovider, this dompdf was generating issues.

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The webpage at ....../index.php?option=com_nbill&nbill_popup=1&action=invoices&task=pdfpopup&hidemainmenu=1&items=498 might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
I tried to upgrade the php version to 7.0 (and 7.2), but then I'm getting another issue:

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Fatal error: The file ...../autoload.php was encoded by the ionCube Encoder for PHP 5.4 and cannot run under PHP 7.0. Please ask the provider of the script to provide a version encoded with the ionCube Encoder for PHP 5.6. in Unknown on line 0
Not sure if anybody could help me with this?

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:24 am
by effrit
Hi.
The extension have ioncubed files (encrypted), so it's dead end.
This situation is one of the reason why ioncubed extensions not allowed on JED now.

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:19 pm
by brononi
Damned, was already afraid that 'ioncubed' was hard to work with. That not everybody can encode this asis.
Thanks to confirm this!

Pity how a very nice extension is 'doomed' cause of non-updates and bad management (service) of things...

A last straw is to get dompdf working again? But once php7 is the only possibility, nbill is dead anyway. Guess that my hosting provider won't keep php5 running for one extension. :'(

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:22 am
by gee2803
As a customer of nBill you could download a not ionicubed version when the company took it over. That one works on PHP < 7.

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:30 am
by brononi
gee2803 wrote:As a customer of nBill you could download a not ionicubed version when the company took it over. That one works on PHP < 7.
Can we still do that? Or once it only for a limited time? Seems I missed that action... :'(
For once I actual buy software. :$

(I find it very pitty that they keep the site (product) up and running as 'alive'. But that they don't give any feedback/support...)

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:14 am
by gee2803
Not anymore I guess. There was a form on the website that time. You entered the license code and got a download called "nbill_unrestricted".


These changes make the auto generate invoice functionality work again on PHP 7+.

uncomment line 1419 in administrator/components/com_nbill/framework/classes/nbill.invoice.generator.class.php

and uncomment all set_magic_quotes_runtime in the following files for the pdfwriter:

administrator/components/com_nbill/pdfwriter/config.parse.php
administrator/components/com_nbill/pdfwriter/pdf.fpdf.makefont.php
administrator/components/com_nbill/pdfwriter/pipeline.class.php
administrator/components/com_nbill/framework/phpm/class.phpmailer.php

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:07 pm
by richo8
Hi,
I have the same problem, did you find a solution?
On my side I have no comment on line 1419 and no pdfwriter file
Thank you

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:07 pm
by Michael Boxall
I have exactly the same problem - need to move on from PHP 5 but nBill has left me in the lurch, and I failed to download the non-ionCubed version. Is there any way that anyone could make the unrestricted version available via this forum? Since the company has taken our money, not responded to support requests, and now shut up shop (nbill.co.uk no longer exists) I can't see there can be a legal problem about sharing this version.

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:15 pm
by corine57
If anybody needs it, I have this version of nbill.

it would be great if we can make this nbill working for php7.3

send me an email and i can send you the unrestricted version.

Re: nbill & dompdf

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:28 pm
by andiamine
Hi i'm from JoomBoost team , i can help you , contact me

thanks