Ken Robinson's picture

So, I am back for about a month before getting pulled back into craziness at work for go live #1.

I wanted to work on Odoo first, so I wanted post in an open forum. What do you want to see next, made better etc?

Also maybe discuss the v9 and Odoo's change from v8 to v9 and will we stay on v8.

Looking forward to hear everyone's thoughts on the matter.

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Jeremy Davis's picture

Good on you Ken.

Surely someone has some thoughts or ideas!?! Come on people!

SgtWirehead's picture

I've been using Odoo 8 but from what i see going from 8 to 9 or upcomming 10 is a mager process with the database as Odoo 8s database is not compatable with Odoo 9 or 10. for me moving on in versions is not an option due to the high cost of having Odoo or a Odoo partner do the migrating (At us$80 per line of code with one partner) i just don't have that kind of cash laying aroung to thow away.

 

I have also posted for help with letsencrypt with Odoo in the forum to.

https://www.turnkeylinux.org/forum/support/20170109/letsencrypt-v141-odoo


Jeremy Davis's picture

Once Odoo release v11, they will no longer support v8. So our hands are tied in the regard. However, I'm not sure when v11 will be released. From what I gather it's not imminent.

It also seems most likely that at least the next release of the TurnKey Odoo appliance will still contain v8. However, we will certainly be looking to move to a newer version soon.

FWIW, even when we do change to a newer upstream version, there is nothing stopping you from continuing to run your existing server using v8. Keep in mind though that the need to upgrade will grow as time goes on (post when Odoo stop supporting it) and I would argue that at some point security vulnerabilities will occur which will make continuing usage of v8 untenable. But how/if you resolve that is your call.

Nono's picture

I´m newbie with Odoo. Do you recommended start now with Odoo v8 on 14.2 or wait a new version?

Jeremy Davis's picture

If you are not yet using Odoo, then I would recommend waiting. Odoo v8 will be EOL (end of life) really soon. We hope to produce an Odoo v10 appliance (we're skipping v9) sometime within the next few months, but unfortunately I can't give you a ETA.

We are currently working on our v15.0 release. Once we've released that, then even if the Odoo appliance isn't quite ready, once we've updated the build code, you could even build it yourself. At least then you can start development.

Nono's picture

Thank you!

Cavan Kelly's picture

Just wondering whether there has been any movement on a new Odoo appliance?

Cavan Kelly

SgtWirehead's picture

I wold like to see eithe the latest Odoo version or the The Open Source ERP and CRM Flectra available at https://flectrahq.com/


Jeremy Davis's picture

I don't have a firm ETA for the v15.0 Odoo appliance, but it should be within the next few weeks. But no promises at this point. Either way, it will ship with the latest release of Odoo v11, installed from their Debian repository.

Thanks to for flagging Flectra. I'd never heard of it, but it's good to know about. While Odoo continues to provide a decent open source version, we don't intend to drop Odoo, but we may well publish a Flectra appliance in the future as well.

SgtWirehead's picture

Hi Jeremy,

I personally don't consider Odoo open source as such anymore, over the years it has very much become a pay for this pay for that kind of system and the community version now i would consider Disableware standard fetchers that should be free are no longer free.

Though Flectra  is open source and based on openERP, Odoo has taken to them to court for copywriter infringement and the like. The mind boggles as both sets of code come from openERP to start with.

You can read more here.

https://www.odoo.com/page/flectra-vs-odoo-flectrahq-enterprise

Jeremy Davis's picture

TBH, reading that Odoo post, a response from FlectraHQ/Tech Receptives, plus some threads from the Odoo mailing list, doesn't give me a lot of confidence in any of them!

I don't really like the non-FLOSS attitude and crippleware software model of Odoo. But OTOH, I can't really sympathise with FlectraHQ. From what I can see, Odoo appear to have a legitimate case of license infringement against them. Just the fact that FlectraHQ have rewritten git history (generally a big no-no for FLOSS software - as it breaks all the forks done since the history that you've rewritten) suggests to me that they got caught out doing the wrong thing! If it'd happened once, then I could believe it was a genuine mistake which they've tried to "do the right thing", but for it to happen multiple times in such a short timeframe seems pretty flaky to me.

Perhaps we should just produce an ERPNext appliance and be done with it?!

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