I have worked on many of the e-commerce systems like Magneto and Prestashop, and I built big e-commerce systems using a framework like Zend and Kohana but every time I rebuild many same parts again and solve same problems related to shipping integration and Arabic language support and local payment Gateways integrations.
So a few days I ago I came up with the idea of building an arabic e-commerce system using the fastest PHP framework, Yii.
I met with some friends (Moayed – Nawras – Issam) who loved the idea. We have started working on it, and we hope to launch a first version after a short period. Of course, the project is open to all developers.
Project site: http://code.google.com/p/silaal/