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AW: Chart of Account structure & amp; Financial year closing in Odoo 9by
I am pretty sure you have valid arguments and I am sure Nhomar and Graeme have valid arguments too and in my opinion it was ok from a technical point of view, but the point is…Odoo removed the existing possibility of hierarchy in v9 w/o having a proper generic replacement concept and many people warned and asked for a solution right from the start when you presented and worked on the roadmap and you just IGNORED it.
And even your approach introduced in v10 enterprise is the most ridiculous implementation (https://github.com/odoo/enterprise/commit/4a4121d7abd19e5a75e188811f1b63656afd7ce7) I would think of to have a proper and awesome concept for the framework and its localizations besides it is enterprise which is at least understandable but probably will not change the decisions of companies to subscribe from my PoV as I recommend and ask all my customers anyway to have enterprise contracts for their own advantage and future-proof approach (even without using the enterprise branch) as Odoo SA is the main publisher and has a lot of bundled man-power behind and needs to be supported.
I suggested once that the hierarchy should be moved and made available on a tag level as tags are somehow independent and not critical as objects and generically applicable itself (and could be used in reports only and will not harm performance in case a proper algorithm is developed). Of course someone could mess up, but honestly I prefer that someone is messing up than to rely on semi-generic solutions / non-solutions and most likely companies will just put their work on top of a localization which might be prepared depending on what is provided by the community.
So, I am disappointed about what you have put on the shoulders of your partners and customers and even the community concerning this topic for v9 (besides a lot of awesomeness was provided in v9) and even more when you now try to sell your quick and dirty solution as a new feature or the solution for SaaS or the new and shiny v10.
Please put all your smart heads together and rethink in which way you bring back the hierarchy concept which is fully configurable and not just a narrow implementation of this report or the other and arguments why you removed it which is simply your point of view which is not the view of all possibilities out there in this mostly beautiful world of societies and people.
Mag. Wolfgang Taferner
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