> I'll update with my findings later.
You might find this useful: http://webtecker.com/2008/04/22/8-best-open-source-shopping-cart-solutions/
What are your selection criteria?
If you want genuinely open source that narrows things down considerably.. Many carts have free (lite) and pay versions. With Magento, the pay version is largely about support. There are some premium features, but they are top-end stuff from what I gather.
If you want php, that cuts down the list a bit too.
Re SilverStripe, I found this...
"...the 0.5.2 code base is not be considered stable enough..."
Given that, it's difficult to justify sellign this to clients unless newer versions are thoroughly tested. I wonder if there's an automated test
> I've downloaded the latest trunk and it's wonderful!
Thanks, I'll take a look.
I just looked at 0.7.0 so far. Apart from the catalog manager, the backend seems to be just a ModelAdmin. Is that it? No refunds, tracking, delivery options etc? Actually I don't mind putting most of the the store options in _config.php as users a) don't need them b) get confused by them c) would probably break it if they changed them.
ModelAdmin is fine for maintaining reference data e.g. lists of counties, sizes, colours etc. But store owners should expect more than ModelAdmin to manager orders.