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Re: Accounting documentation just published

Akretion, Raphael Valyi
- 11/02/2015 10:11:29
Hello Martin,

my idea, would be just to have a tracking branch of the Odoo SA documentation with maximum actualization and minimum trackable changes. Like it should be easy to switch some screenshots for the community ones and put alerts and pointers where the OCA offers open source alternative to some proprietary Enterprise modules. I really would like to avoid diverging documentations too as much as possible...

Good to know you plan to gather translations. Still in some countries, some parts like accounting will be little useful if only translated (without taking the localization modules into account) and this for sure would be a waste of resource. But I understand you are trying to make your best.


On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 1:01 PM, Martin Trigaux <> wrote:

On 02/11/15 14:36, Raphaël Valyi wrote:
> First kudos for the documentation. Now about translations, is there an
> organized plan at the Odoo SA level?

Yep, I am working on it right now. Should land in a few days at most 
(Jeffery beat us here).
We would gladly host the great effort the Chinese team did so far.
I will check with Jeffery once we are ready.

> As I said here in Brazil, the Enterprise costs close to a minimum wage
> per employee per month, so it's extremely unlikely the Enterprise offer
> has penetration in this market, just like China may be... Again that's
> marco-economics to a critic to Odoo SA. So I'm not too sure documenting
> the Enterprise is worth the effort, specially given the rate of change
> in the project.

Putting aside if the enterprise will or not succeed on some markets 
(definitely not my place to evaluate that), I don't think documenting in 
enterprise is bad. We are not just documenting the enterprise-only 
features, we are documenting all the common processes in Odoo.

For people using the community and reading the documentation, the 
differences will be:
- another design (shouldn't be a big deal, the menu and buttons are the 
same anyway)
- some feature are not accessible in community but most flow works fine 
in community (maybe we could add a indication)

> What do you think? I kind of think a step OCA level English adaptation
> could be an opportunity for an OCA crowd funding, that's probably doable
> with reasonable funding and that would also show mere users the OCA
> could be something useful for them. But if Odoo SA itself wants to
> coordinate a documentation for the community edition why not...

We are trying to publish a documentation useful for as many users as 
possible. Again I don't believe publishing two documentations is a good 
idea (writing one is already very time consuming) but I would gladly 
discuss solutions to make the main one better.

As for a reminder, help welcome to write pages on
or directly on GitHub at


Martin Trigaux
Odoo (Formerly OpenERP)

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