A lot of things are changing in the LedgerSMB community for the better. For starters there has been a lot of work towards making the site more manageable. We expect this to be a lot better than it has been in the past.
Additionally my business is planning to address important as-yet-unmet needs that must be addressed if open source accounting/ERP software is to reach the mainstream. I will probably post more on this later.
Similarly development has accelerated a great deal until the last couple weeks when I have had to focus on other things. In the next series of posts I expect to talk a bit about how we are utilizing CTE's and the like in LedgerSMB 1.4 and how new features of PostgreSQL are making our lives a lot easier. I will say that the more I work with CTE's the more I am convinced this is a feature which is highly underrated. I can't wait until we can start requiring PostgreSQL 9.1 and we can use them in write operations.
I will probably also talk a bit about Moose, why we are moving to it, our experiences, and the like. Some other discussions like changes to our architecture may be discussed as well.
However for now, I figure a progress report is due.
- A basic web services framework has been completed and work is ongoing to expose customers and vendors over the framework.
- Many CRM improvements have been added including lead tracking, an ability to attach documents to customer/vendor records or companies or persons. Many of these improvements affect employees too.
- A lot of code and schema clean-up in the CRM and employee management areas
- Projects and departments have been replaced by a more flexible system of reporting dimensions supporting funds accounting and more
- A new report framework has been written and many reports have already been moved to it.
I would say we are most of the way there.