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Re: Status of 1.4


Since I started having a need for a real accounting system again and, at the time, it looked like nothing much was happening with LSMB, I had started to look at PostBooks - the only other significant Postgres-based system available as far as I can see (other than SQLL). Then when LSMB seemed to have a resurgence of interest and development work I started doing test installs of it - I REALLY want a substantially based RPM based install - I think this is a top commercial priority. I have been doing this for some time now and appear to be close to a working system . . but not quite. I think the priority of LSMB should be a seamlessly, painlessly installable version of 1.3 . Don't get me wrong - I think that the forward planning you have been doing is great but starting work on the NEXT version when the current version is not really usable (as far as I can see) is not appropriate.

Just my 2c worth . .



On 2012-02-15 13:29, Chris Travers wrote:

I am currently working on ripping out the existing project/department
code and replacing it with something somewhat different and more

The current approach generalizes projects, departments and other
business reporting units into a single interface and will allow line
items to be assigned to any of these interfaces.  This would allow
funds accounting, as well as various exotic requirements like
customer/vendor line item links (required by a few locations and
industries) to be implemented without significant effort.  After
this, my next priority is to finish up the payroll infrastructure I am
working on and revisit the customer/vendor handling.

My own view is that this may be enough to carry me through the next
month and a half, after which time we should probably be starting to
think about firming things up for 1.4.   My priority after that will
probably be on reporting, though I am still hoping to possibly at
least start on the sales order rewrite even if it ends up as an add-on
for 1.4.  I think that reporting can be done late in the development
cycle compared to functionality rewrites because it presupposes data
in the database, and does not interfere with anything on the data
entry side.

Any feedback on this?

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

Philip Rhoades

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Sydney NSW	2001
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