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Apps vs addons vs modules

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Gilles Lehoux
on 3/6/13, 4:22 PM 2,737 views

What's the difference between an app, an addon and a module? Maybe just a short definition to understand when one term is used instead of another.

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Davide Corio
On 3/6/13, 4:32 PM

all the terms refer to the same thing, a package that install a specific feature in OpenERP.

While addon and module are identical, they (openerp) tend to speak about "apps" when the module is: 1. official and certified 2. is an important module ("featured") like Project Management, Manufacturing, etc

Apps then have <<'application': true>> written in the module definition file (__openerp__.py)

We consider a module can be called an "app" when it exists others solutions on the market that provide such a need as a standalone solution. Example of apps: Accounting, Project Management, Notes, Expenses Tracking. These are not apps: analytic accounting, product variants, ...

Fabien Pinckaers (fp)
on 3/6/13, 6:14 PM

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