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Installation from source code is not suitable for deployment ?

Duan Fang
on 5/31/16, 12:36 AM 624 views

Hi all, 

i like Installation from source, because it is easier to customize

but it's said that installation from source code is not suitable for deployment ?  why ?

Thanks !

Why wouldn't it be suitable for deployment? I bet 90%+ of all installations are done from the source code (from github.com/odoo/odoo). I have plenty of Odoo environments running like this.

on 5/31/16, 5:01 AM
Ray Carnes
On 5/31/16, 3:11 PM

I agree with Yenthe.  Also, Odoo does not state this.  In fact, they state the opposite.  This is what Odoo writes about installing from source:

Harder to get started than Packaged installers, provides even greater flexibility: packaged installers don't generally allow multiple running Odoo versions on the same system, and don't provide easy source access to Odoo itself.

Good for developing modules, can be used as base for production deployment.

The source code can be obtained by downloading a tarball or using git. Using git is strongly advised, as it makes it easier to update, switch between multiple versions (including the current development version) or contribute.

Refer to the documentation at https://www.odoo.com/documentation/9.0/setup/install.html

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