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Errors when following the Module creation tutorial

Eddie Emooth
on 11/30/13, 11:17 PM 2,215 views

Please NOTE: I have put a space between http: and //blah-blah-blah/ because the system didn't allow me to post links.

Unfortunately, the OpenERP documentation SUCKS cuz it is missing small bits and pieces, some important links are broken and is quite mixed up with version 6.

For example, I was following this tutorial ( Example of module creation, https: //doc.openerp.com/trunk/server/03_module_dev_05/ ). It asked me to follow the 20 minutes tutorial first but there is no link that takes me to the 20 minutes tutorial page. I googled and however found a link but unfortunately the link gives a 404 not found error. Also at the end of this tutorial page, it suggests to download the travel agency module from http: //apps.openerp.com/ but seriously the module doesn't exist.

This is just one example. There are heaps of other similar examples to prove the fact that OpenERP documentation sucks. For example, last time I was trying to register the custom module on my freshly installed OpenERP system. It asked me to copy and paste the module folder into apps directory. Then it asked me to go to Settings->Modules->Update Modules List. But there was no such thing "Update Modules List". I had to go to Settings->Users and Edit the Access Right of the User and Check the Technical Features check box and save to be able to see "Update Modules List". Nowhere in the documentation explains this.

Im still struggling to register a simple hello world module. I followed all the steps in the documentation, changed the chmod of the module folder to 777, Updated the modules list, added a new apps_path on the config file, restarted the server a several times but still the module is not shown up in the list.

I have used Qt framework ( http: //qt-project.org/ ) to create some apps and I gotta tell you OpenERP people Qt Framework Documentation, http: //qt-project.org/doc/ Rocks. This is how the quality of a proper documentation should be.

Somebody, please help me with this tutorial. Example of module creation ( https: //doc.openerp.com/trunk/server/03_module_dev_05/ ), Thanks.

On 12/1/13, 7:14 AM


This topic may help you starting modules development

Eddie Emooth
On 12/2/13, 12:12 AM

Thanks Andromida for your help. Luckily I have found this link and Im working out.

However, my question is not just all about Module Creation in OpenERP. It is more about the way OpenERP is documented pretty much.

For example,

If you go to this link (OpenERP Installation on Linux, https: //doc.openerp.com/v7.0/install/linux/) and scroll down the page you will find a link to OpenERP GTK Client Installation (https:// doc.openerp.com/v7.0/install/linux/client/) The URL clearly says it is for version 7.0 but if you read the content, it is mixed up with version 6.1

Surprisingly, this forum link (https: //help.openerp.com/question/1047/is-a-gtk-or-desktop-client-70-available-or-planned/) says GTK Client for OpenERP 7 is officially discontinued.

Honestly, the OpenERP documentation makes newbies like me even more confused. I don't want a GTK Client cuz Im pretty happy with the Web Interface. I just mean if something is officially discontinued it should not appear on the official documentation.

I can write an essay about how poor the OpenERP documentation is with heaps of examples, if I want to.

Hopefully, I reckon they will brush up on the documentation.

You are also welcome to contribute to the documentation to improve the parts that you feel are weak: https://launchpad.net/openobject-doc

Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
on 12/2/13, 10:13 PM

No worries, my friend. I have already reported a bug on https:// launchpad.net/openobject-doc about this. Yes, indeed. I will definitely try to contribute and I know a fair bit of python programming, but let me learn the nuts and bolts of OpenERP as well. I basically use Mercurial (Hg) for version controlling and stuffs, so let me learn a bit of bazaar as well first.

Eddie Emooth
on 12/4/13, 7:38 PM

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