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Re: New OCA repository to suggest

Akretion, Raphael Valyi
- 09/19/2014 09:50:27
Sorry, typing to fast, I meant;
"I personally think we should NOT gather these connectors under a single repo"

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Raphaël Valyi <> wrote:

I personally don't think we should not gather these connectors under a single repo. That will remain an exception when you want several of these connectors together in a single project.

On the contrary, putting them in a single repo will create artificial additional repo dependencies tor the repo: some connectors will depend on sale modules, other on e-commerce modules, other on purchase modules, other on MRP modules...
At the end of this logic we will end up with a single bloated repo depending on many repos. The contrary of what we want with a modular solution.

So I think we would better go with 1 connector = 1 repo. I think the current lack of proper packaging of OpenERP modules led us to wisely group modules by functional area to avoid painful test-ability, installation and book keeping for the other existing modules. But with connectors, I don't see this logic working: they tend to be really different one from another, they also typically go with an operational cost related to data duplication and consequently you won't often use several connectors in the same project.

Well at least this is my opinion.

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Mignon, Laurent <> wrote:
Hi again,

'connector-interfaces' sounds to me more generic (IMO, connector-import-export is a bit too long).  But I don't remember if it was proposed during the discussion on the mailing list.


On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Markus Schneider <> wrote:

we have a discussion on the connector mailing list about the "names" of
this repositories. But we find no final conclusion because everyone has
a different point of view.

What i can summarize is:

1) The new repositories should be related to "connector" so modules
without "connector" are need some other home.

2) From our point "connector-file" fells not right, because we have some
modules where we export data, and send it at the end by email.

My suggest is "connector-import-export" was the best option to have a
repository for modules to import and export data with the connector
framework without related to a special backend.

Kind Regards


On 19.09.2014 10:53, Joël Grand-Guillaume wrote:
> Dear community,
> I want to suggest a new repository/project to include within the OCA
> under the connector-maintainers team responsibilities. I would call it
> "connector-interfaces".
> The purpose to this new project would be to host generic connector among
> various interfaces to collect and updates data in Odoo. As example, I
> already have 2 candidates modules:
>  * connector_file : Which provide necessary tools and methods to deal
> with the importation of huge files using the connector (see :
>  * connector-odbc : Which provide necessary tools and method to access,
> load and update data from an ODBC source (not publicly release yet, but
> this is the purpose of this mail)
> I can see also in the future other connector among other interfaces :
> EDI,...
> Do you agree on such a new project ?
> Regards,
> Joël
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