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Re: Status update on 1.3
- Subject: Re: Status update on 1.3
- From: Luke <..hidden..>
- Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:46:28 -0400 (EDT)
Just out of curiocity: how is the web interface in 1.3 performing with
respect to lynx (I.E. scriptability in most cases, as I'm probably the
only person left who uses the program with links/lynx/etc.), and mobile
browsers (Pockit IE interests me most, as it's the one me and my people
are likely to be using).
Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Chris Travers wrote:
> Hi all;
> I wanted to update everyone on where we are with 1.3.
> As many of you may know LedgerSMB 1.3 involves major rewrites of a number of
> parts of the program, including customer, vendor, employee, user,
> reconciliation, and payment handling. We have seen strong benefits in
> scalability and such.
> At the moment we are waiting on a couple of patches from folks outside the
> committer community and will declare a feature freeze when these patches are
> in. These are patches which complete current features which are already
> closely tied with other parts of the program. Prior to beta 1, we also have
> some other bugs that need to be fixed.
> I expect to be in feature freeze no later than the end of the month, with
> beta 1 following within 1-2 weeks of feature freeze.
> Here is a changelog which is probably incomplete. However it gives you an
> idea of what to expect in 1.3.
> Changelog for LedgerSMB 1.3.0
> * Security is now robustly enforced on the db level (Chris T and Josh D)
> * New user interface to manage users (Chris T and Aurynn)
> Separation of Duties:
> * Separate permissions for entry and posting to the books.
> * Voucher/Batch system (Chris T)
> * Draft system for unapproved transactions (Chris T)
> * Reconciliation is now subject to separation of duties (Chris T and Aurynn)
> End of Year:
> * Close books and end of year transactions at once (Chris T and Aurynn)
> * Cannot close books where unapproved transactions are before yearend(Chris
> * Yearend/closed books now creates balance checkpoints for better
> (Chris T and Aurynn)
> General Ledger/Journal:
> * GL reports filter by account (Chris T)
> * GL reports account is ajax-style autocomplete (John W)
> * Journal Entry screen now uses AJAX-style autocomplete for accounts (Chris
> * GL reference now populated by default in the initial screen (Chris T).
> * Reconciliation is no new codebase!
> * Redesigned workflow (Chris T and Aurynn)
> * Optimized for high volumes (1000 transactions or more per run, Chris T)
> * Plug in model for bank import scripts (Chris T and Aurynn)
> * Payments are on new codebase!
> * Redesigned bulk payment workflow/UI (Chris T)
> * Bulk payment optimizations for high volumes (5000 invoices per run, Chris
> * Redesigned single payment workfow/UI (David M)
> Contact Handling:
> * Contacts are now on new code base!
> * Customers/Vendors Now Can Be Tracked Together (Josh D, Chris T, Aurynn)
> * Multiple addresses and contact info stored per account (Josh D and Chris
> * Multiple read-only notes per account (Josh D, Chris T, and Lacey P)
> * Multiple bank accounts per customer/vendor account (Josh D and Chris T)
> * Track 1099 or equiv. forms for customers/vendors (Chris T and John W)
> * New API structure for new code (Entire Team)
> * Better error handling/display (Jason and Chris T)
> * Errors logged to httpd error log (Chris T)
> * Cleaned up file structure for charts of accounts (Chris T)
> * New UI and template system using TT (Seneca)
> * Form.pm deprecated. New Object Oriented and data-driven model (Chris T)
> * Added ledgersmb-smallgray.css (Jeff K)
> * Stored procedure-based ORM for data model encapsulation in db (ChrisT)
> * Many small forms moved to templates (Seneca)
> * Timecard lists project descriptions as well as numbers (Chris T)
> * Invoices can now be put on hold (Aurynn)
> * New CLI database creation routines (Jeff K)
> * New web-based db creation routines (Sadashiva A)
> * Redesigned database schema for contacts (Josh D)
> * Redesigned database schema for chart of accounts (Chris T)
> * Redesigned database schema for reconciliation (Aurynn and Chris T)
> * Redesigned database schema for payments (David M)