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Re: The future of OCBby
I'd like to say that if most OCA members want to cut links between "Odoo official core" and "Odoo OCA core" in order to create a new way for all, I'm interested in participating. I do not participate for the moment because I see no value to run after Odoo SA versions from year to year, porting modules version after version, keeping some, letting others unported because of lack of time. If OCA wants to create value, it can only be with a stable core version on which we will be able to add enterprise functionalities, not shareholders functionalities.
De: Stefan Rijnhart [email@example.com]
A: Contributors [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:09:01 -0000
Dear OCA collaborators, as a follow up to the lightning talk at the OCA codesprint today, let me expand on my ideas. The OCB project (https://github.com/oca/ocb) was created in a time when Odoo itself was a lot more unstable and many core bug fixes needed to be included in a production instance. It was a feast to collaborate with the OCA community to share the effort and enjoy the benefit of each other's fixes. Nowadays, there is a lot less interest in the project. Not a lot of PRs are proposed, mainly I feel because Odoo itself is a lot more stable, and smaller changes from the community are adopted more quickly in the core project. Meanwhile on OCB, not a lot of reviews are being posted either and some of the PRs that are still being proposed are not valid against the policy of stability, as they would create incompatibilities with Odoo (defined as: does a change allow the creation of community modules that are compatible with OCB but not with Odoo or the other way around). It thus seems that the OCB project outlived its usefulness. My suggestion would be to freeze the OCB project: no branch for 10 will be created, and no more merges will take place on the existing branches. We can still keep merging the upstream changes to the existing branches as a form of limited support. This would free up some resources for a replacement project. I would be very interested for the OCA to host a version of Odoo that does allow for more radical changes to the Odoo core. Currently, the ideas in the community on what could be improved in the Odoo core just get lost, because Odoo SA is not very open to them, and neither is OCB. I would like to see what the community members come up with, and see if this leads to a more vibrant project. Some restrictions would still apply of course. If an improvement could be made in a separate addon, there would be no reason to include it in the project. As a part of the project, we would have to think about managing dependencies, as it might be the case that community modules are created that are only compatible with this new version (or worse, when incompatibilities are introduced that break additional modules). We would also have to think about clearly documenting the changes and providing an upgrade path to later versions of the project. Please share your thoughts on the topic. Regards, Stefan -- Opener B.V. - Business solutions driven by open source collaboration Stefan Rijnhart - Consultant/developer mail: email@example.com tel: +31 (0) 20 3090 139 web: https://opener.am
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