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Which python version is recommended?

on 2/27/13, 6:16 AM 11,116 views

What is the recommended version of python to use? I assume it can be different for the various OE versions.

What kind of problems are know if you don't use a recommended python version.


Stephen Mack

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Stephen Mack
On 1/7/15, 6:38 PM

Per a GitHub comment on 7 January 2015 by Odoo's Chief Technical Officer, they are targeting Python 2.7 for all current development.


Davide Corio

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Davide Corio
On 2/27/13, 6:20 AM

OpenERP (versions 6 and 7) is reported to work on both python 2.6 and 2.7.

Python 2.7 is the suggested one btw, since many things were fixed and changed in this versione, like the way python does rounding.

Python 3.x isn't supported yet AFAIK.

Is there any plan to support v3 at some point?

Cogitae, Pierre Soum
on 3/27/13, 12:49 PM
Eric Mugo
On 10/6/14, 9:32 AM

Openerp/Odoo v7 - Python 2.6


  • openerp python code is installed in /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages
  • /usr/bin/openerp-server contains the line #!/usr/bin/python2.6 which means it was meant to run on python 2.6

A problem I faced running v7 on python 2.7 is that upgrades broke my installation since the upgrade was installed in the default locations for python2.6 while the launch script references a non-existent python2.6.

For OpenERP/Odoo v8 and up you need 2.7. This has some v3 back ported functionality that is not available in 2.6.

Ludo - Neobis
on 10/6/14, 10:43 AM

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