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Ludo - 21South Netherlands

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Ludo - 21South Netherlands
7/4/14, 7:39 AM

There is a distinction between apps and modules. Modules are individual pieces/directories of code that extend introduce functionality. An app is a collection of modules, usually with a configuration option, that represent the same purpose (for example: Sale or Purchase).


Rihene France


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Rihene France
11/20/15, 9:35 AM

Hello friend;

 Here is the difference between the different terms.


App is an abbreviated form of the word "application." An application is a software program that's designed to perform a specific function directly for the user or, in some cases, for another application program.Which means that an app can contain many modules.

Ex: Odoo VoIP, Amazon-Odoo Connector...


The addons folder it is not supposed to be the one inside server. At the same level as server there's probably a folder named addons. we place our modules there.

Ex: hr: which is a module that contains configuration of department, employee, contract...


Some code developed to realise some thing and will be placed under /Addons to be a part of APP.

PS: - An App can contain many modules but in the same folder under addons as we can create many modules each one in a folder but under the Addons.

So that, in structure App is the purpose of modules which are defined under /Addons.

Best Regards.

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psy Tunisia
11/21/15, 6:11 AM

nice details friend

Wouter Tebbens Spain
7/4/14, 7:35 AM

I wouldn't know any difference, why does it matter? 😉

in OpenERP you can add custom modules to any "addon" directory you'd like; just make sure you have it in the path (as defined in your configuration file generally).

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