About Fusion Ticket
It's all about PHP My Ticket
The Fusion Ticket Project was initiated in early 2007 by Christopher Jenkins from PHP My Ticket (phpmyticket.org is no longer functioning)
Originally Fusion Ticket wasn't even considered, It was just a bi-product of upgrades made by Chris Jenkins for a charity's online sales.
It was still called phpMyTicket, even after the project was formed, until early 2008.
Fusion Ticket is Born
From early 2008 the project was formed into Fusion Ticket, dropping the release from phpMyTicket Release Candidate 2 to Beta 3 which was a very updated version of RC2.
In spring 2008 Niels v/d Spek joined Chris as developer and worked on the next beta release, by cleaning up the shop and admin section, and fixed many remaining bugs. Together with Lou Fives and Martin Martinez the Beta4 was released in August 2008.
With the joining of Lou Fives we got this nice formatted documentation working. He is also our P.R. person and main tester of fusion ticket.
After releasing Beta4 we decided to step to a more MVC kernel and created the Fazant project. In late December it was clear that we needed many man hours before we were ready to release it to the public. We also had many requests for fixes in beta4, so we switched back to working on beta5. This version is more or less a big clean up from all kernel files replacing the old pdf-engine, a new POS interface, possibility to setup the way patrons can login and many more.
The 6.4 version was a major and sort of long-term-release, available as open-source, while behind the scenes, a big clean of the coding was taking part, preparing the 7.0 version, first released for donators around august '11.
Today, dec '12 we released our latest 7.1 beta, solving a lot of speed issues in the 7.0 beta version. At the moment it's only available for our donators until a next major release will be arriving.
Although we're still working on the old, mainly modified and updated PHP codebase of MyTicket, we will be supporting it for the coming years. Newer versions are planned to create a cleaner more plug-in enabled web 2.0 version.