Openbravo 3.0 RC4 available
Release date: February 23rd, 2011
Openbravo 3.0 RC4 is the fourth release candidate of the 3.0 series.
This release delivers a fully functional 3.0 distribution intended for:
- Production usage by early adopters in new implementations.
Release candidates are incomplete versions of 3.0, delivering a subset of the 3.0 road map. New functionality has been thoroughly tested but should be considered not yet proven.
Early adopters interested in deploying Openbravo 3.0 RC4 for new implementation projects are recommended to thoroughly test planned business processes before deploying release into a production environment.
Check out what's new, the known issues and frequently asked questions about the next release of Openbravo. As always, you are encouraged to tell us what you think, by raising an issue in issues.openbravo.com or discussing it in the Early Releases Discussion forum.
- New implementation of the AD Windows (phase 1): the main Openbravo UI component -the windows defined in the Application Dictionary- is re-implemented from scratch providing an outstanding user experience. Among others, it includes:
- Master - Detail operation
- Editable grid
- Filter and sorting by any column
- Grid settings: show/hide colums, column width, column position
- User grid settings persisted for each window
- Form layout
- Four columns layout
- Processes buttons in toolbar
- Colapsable sections
- Status bar
- Message area
- Support for all type of base data types (Text, Number, Date, Boolean, List values, Reference to other tables)
- New selectors (Business Partner, Product, Stock)
- Support to old 2.50 selectors (location, accounts, attribute sets)
- Navigation through labels
- Standard buttons (Save, New, Delete, Undo, Refresh)
- Other buttons (Print, Email, Tree edition)
- Linked items
- Form Initialization Component
- Default values
- Contextual menu on right-click (edit, open in form, filter on me, etc.)
- Numeric fields support evaluation of numeric expressions (like a spreadsheet, eg. =(2+4)/3)
- Keyboard operation
- Auto-refresh data (parent -> child & child -> parent, tab -> tab, process -> tab, etc.)
- Runtime MDD: Application Dictionary UI metadata interpreted at run time. There is no code generation and no need to recompile and reboot the application.
- 100% compatible with 2.50 components.
- First (quick) performance review (lazy loading, main flows review)
- Query/List Widget: The Query List widget is a superclass that allows to create other widget classes just defining a HQL Query and the columns desired to be shown. The wigets generated from this superclass allow easy reporting, drill-down, filtering and sorting, user parameters and exporting to csv.
- Widget examples: RC4 comes with a large set of widget examples to demonstrate the power of the Openbravo Workspace. There are examples for each type: Query/List (Invoices to pay, Invoice to collect, etc.), URL (Google docs, Google calendar, etc.), HTML (Openbravo Twitter, etc.)
- First tests (in lab) to upgrade from 2.50 to 3.0: several 2.50 production environments have been migrated -in our labs- to Openbravo 3. In the next 2.50 release (MP28) a 'click-thru' upgrade process will be globally available for all Openbravo 2.50 instances.
- Re-styled Login page: including the new Openbravo 3 logo.
- Getting Started Widget: takes you by the hand the first time you log into the application and teaches how to use it. Great tool to be localized.
- Advanced Payables and Receivables 3.0.10810 is included in the distribution. With this version Openbravo 3.0 RC4 supports the following new features:
- Ability to post bank statements.
- Fixes for significant number of reported issues.
- Business Partner Card shows corresponding information from Advanced Payables and Receivable module.
- Initial Organization Setup Refactor: Application logic to create an Organization is moved to a java class so that modules or third party applications can create Organizations.
- 13613: ant install.source (with having modules/ non-empty) does not execute buildvalidations & modulescripts.
- 15709: Orphan jar-files are not deleted from deployed webapp in tomcat when they are not present anymore in WebContent (after upgrade).
Check the complete list of the new functionality in the Openbravo development roadmap (already available features are marked with a delivered sign ).
Check the complete list of fixed issues
- It has been reported that in some cases the rebuild process requires more RAM memory. It is recommended to run the virtual appliances with at least 1.5GB of RAM. We plan to review and solve this issue in the following weeks.
- Product selector is empty in the Sales / Purchase Invoice. By default it applies warehouse filter which it should not. If you open Product selector window and remove filtering by the warehouse products appear and you can continue operation. This issue is fixed and is available with in RC5.
- 16022: Reconciliation window: null pointer exception. This issue is fixed and is available in RC5.
- Translation modules are not applied properly for some parts of the application (for example, for the workspace). This issue is fixed and is available in RC5.
- Upgrade path from Openbravo 2.50 to Openbravo 3.0 RC4 is not supported. We plan to make it available with 2.50 MP28.
- Not all the modules available for 2.50 are available with 3.0 RC4 but significant portion is. Openbravo plans to make 100% of its modules available for 3.0 in the coming months. The availability of third party modules is outside of Openbravo's control.
|Appliance||Mercurial||Source code tarball|
|QEMU-Parallels||VirtualBox||VMware||Xen||Clone (tag: 3.0RC4)||Download|
Amazon EC2 AMIs (32bit)
Europe (eu-west-1): ami-41c4f035
US east coast (us-east-1): ami-563dce3f
US west coast (us-west-1): ami-1dc49458
Asia Pacific (ap-southeast-1): ami-92f789c0
|The Ubuntu package is ready in our Launchpad PPA. It has been delivered to the Canonical archive admins, and following their QA procedure it will be available in the Partner Repository within a few days. Until this happens you can install it from the PPA.|
|These are Community deliverables. 3.0RC4 as Cloud Stack Appliances and EC2 AMIs (32bit and 64bit) are available only for the Professional Edition and they can be downloaded from the Partner Restricted Area.|
We have set up our online demo so that it's easier for you to test this 3.0 RC4 release. Select the Country and the language to log in. Check it out!
To set up the Appliance of this Openbravo release, follow the installation guide. Note that even if the guide is written for the 2.50 version it is also valid for this 3.0 RC4 release.
Other resources and links
- Get information about previous releases in the Release History page.
- Detailed information about overall Openbravo 3.0 release progress is available in Openbravo 3.0 Release Status document.
- Openbravo 3.0 Documentation.
- Openbravo 3.0 Template Forge Project.
- Learn more about the benefits of Openbravo Professional Edition.
- Learn more about the open source Openbravo project
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Finally, we give our thanks to the Openbravo Community which continues to support us with their valuable time and knowledge. We also thank all Openbravo users for making Openbravo a huge success.