Monday, August 25, 2014

Waiting for OpenERP 8 (Odoo)? OpenERP 8 Dev already available in Bitnami!

OpenERP, one of the most important open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites, is getting closer to its next major release, OpenERP 8 which will be released with a new name, "Odoo". Although OpenERP 8 is still in development, we are happy to offer a ready-to-run package with their 8.0dev nightly build, so you can get an early look at this much-anticipated release. It can be deployed using all-in-one free native installers (for Linux), virtual machines and Cloud Images.

Some of the major changes in this new version are:

  • Website Builder & eCommerce
  • New CRM Kanban view
  • New Google Calendar synchronisation
  • New Warehouse Management
  • Gamification (Goals & Challenges for Users)
  • New enhancements in Accounting, Project Management & Human Resources
  • New Business Intelligence Reporting
  • And much more!
At Bitnami one of our goals is to simplify the testing of the latest versions of open source web applications. Bitnami OpenERP is completely self-contained and it will not conflict with your current development environment. You can download it, give it a try and safely remove it when you are done. Don't forget to visit our wiki to learn how to manage your installation.
We are also continuously looking for ways to improve our existing Bitnami stacks. We now configure our Python-based packages on Unix to use the Apache Event MPM and mod_wsgi in daemon mode, resulting in reduced memory usage and an increase in the number of simultaneous requests that can be handled by the server.