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Upgrade OpenERP the Mad Scientist way

September 19, 2010 Leave a comment

If you happen not to know OpenERP, its one of the best opensource ERP solutions. There is also OpenBravo, but why I settled to concentrate on deploying OpenERP is because its simpler and quicker to fix errors as compared to OpenBravo.

I have installed the 5.0.6 version on a number of clients and overtime we have had to fix some bugs the mad scientist way.
What I mean by mad scientist way, we don’t document changes, we don’t use any version control, and we leave the fixes at the client. But this hasn’t gone really well over time, as the number of bugs in accounting and currency issues have increasingly crippled up as its being used more. Read more…

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Simple check if you have new mail in Gmail

September 19, 2010 Leave a comment

This is a simple illustration of how you can use the python imaplib to check mail. This is really simple for experienced python programmers, but not for new ones. This can be made use of in several ways. For example I dislike the N900 mail client, I use this script to quickly check if I have new mail. Read more…

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