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Is Odoo Enterprise on GitHub organized differently than Odoo Enterprise downloaded from the Odoo/download page?

Nicholas DeMarco
on 5/30/16, 5:48 PM 754 views

I have Odoo Enterprise cloned via a partner's GitHub account. I no longer work with that partner, but I have an Odoo Enterprise subscription. I have access to download Odoo Enterprise from odoo.com/downloads. The resulting tar.gz file's directory structure is substantially different. Enterprise addons are mixed right in the openerp directory.

What is the recommended way for me (not managed by a partner) to keep Odoo up to date? The current method is unreasonable, given the ability of modern tools like git.


Fabrice Henrion (fhe)

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Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
On 5/31/16, 6:51 AM

Github access is for official partners, not for Enterprise end-users.

The advantage of a github access is to work on top of it (eg. when developing new modules on top of evolving Enterprise modules) and to follow evolution of those Enterprise branches (eg. for updating local branches when working with many of them like integrators do with their several clients).

We do not have the intention to give github access to Enterprise end-users for the following reasons:

  • It gives a competitive advantage (in the form of a convenience) to official partners over integrators who would buy Odoo Enterprise in order to get the code without being a partner.

  • End-users don't need it. If your Odoo Enterprise doesn't have issue, don't fix (ie. update) something that works. If your Odoo Enterprise has an issue that has not been fixed yet, report to help@odoo.com (a github access wouldn't help you). If your Odoo Enterprise has an issue that has already been fixed in a later commit on your branch, you can either report to help@odoo.com who will provide you with the patch or you can download the latest version from the download page and apply a diff.
    Since you are working, as an end-user, only on 1 instance, it is reasonable to apply updates (when needed) or other maintenance actions more 'manually' than through github as the number of those actions will be much more limited compared to a partner who would have several dozens of customers.

My question asked if the directory structures for Odoo Enterprise on GitHub and Odoo downloaded as a package via Odoo's download page are different. If yes, why?

Practichem, Nicholas DeMarco
on 6/1/16, 5:56 AM

Odoo Enterprise = Odoo Community + Enterprise modules. The Enterprise github branch only contains the Enterprise modules. The Enterprise download contains Odoo Community + Enterprise modules, so that it represents an installable package. So yes, it's not a 1:1 copy because they serve different purposes.

Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
on 6/1/16, 6:10 AM

You want each person experiencing a problem to report the problem, then get a patch? This is sooooo Microsoft. Lame.

Practichem, Nicholas DeMarco
on 7/18/16, 4:55 PM

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Ray Carnes
On 5/31/16, 1:24 AM

Contact Odoo and ask them.

I don't know of an easy way, and it is an interesting question, given only partners are normally given access to the repository - please post back what you find out.


At the bottom of the page you will see the San Francisco office details.  

Nicholas DeMarco
On 7/18/16, 4:53 PM

According to Odoo USA, the downloadable Enterprise version is the standard way the files and directories are to be organized. Odoo recommends we revert our installation to one conforming to this standard installation format. Also according to Odoo USA, the Enterprise download is updated often, so it represents the latest code base.

So it is Odoo USA vs. Odoo SA, because I have two conflicting answers for each of two questions. We really want to just get on with our work.

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