I have forgot to thank you and the instructions that you have provided are proven
working.Thank you again Erik.
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1. Fwd: Debian packages for LedgerSMB (Robert J. Clay)
2. Re: Are there any subscribers using LedgerSMB versions older
than 1.4? (Erik Huelsmann)
3. Exchange rate (Erik Huelsmann)
4. Re: Are there any subscribers using LedgerSMB versions older
than 1.4? (Erik Huelsmann)
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:07:59 -0500
From: "Robert J. Clay" <rjclay(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [ledgersmb-users] Fwd: Debian packages for LedgerSMB
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From: Robert J. Clay <rjclay(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ledgersmb-users] Debian packages for LedgerSMB
To: Nicolas Couchoud <nicolas.couchoud__ledgersmb(a)normalesup.org>
On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 10:07 AM Nicolas Couchoud
As far as I have understood, there are two sorts of Debian packages for
* Debian regular repositories just contain packages called « ledgersmb » ;
Yes, that's the official Debian package for the LedgerSMB
application (which also migrates over to the developmental version of
Ubuntu). The most recent is the one for the most recently released
version of LedgerSMB, 1.6.9. (Released just a few days ago.)
* your repository apt.ledgersmb.org
with names like
« ledgersmb-1.5 » and « ledgersmb-1.5-apache ».
Yes, the ledgersmb-1.5 packages are for the 1.5.x versions of
LedgerSMB, with the latest being v1.5.24 (just released a few days
ago). The ones like ledgersmb-1.5-apache are for web proxies if one
wants to use one. The 1.5.x versions will be supported by the project
until December of this year (2019) when it will see its End Of Life
for community support..
There are also the ledgersmb-1.6 packages, which are for the 1.6.x
versions of the LedgerSMB application (the current stable). It also
has the associated packages for a web proxy selection.
So, I feel a bit lost... Is there one preferred sort
of package ? Are
some of these obsolete ?
The ledgersmb-1.5 packages aren't "obsolete" but they are for the
old-stable version of LedgerSMB (1.5.x), which as noted will see End
of Life in December 2019. (Whereas the 1.6.x versions are good for
LedgerSMB Community Support until December of 2021.) Their advantage
is that due to the availability of dependencies, the ledgersmb-1.5
packages can be backported to older versions of Debian (or Ubuntu)
than the ledgersmb-1.6 packages currently can be.
The primary difference between the 'ledgersmb' package and the
'ledgersmb-1.x' packages is that due to Debian Policy (regarding
embedded libraries), the ledgersmb packages uses the system installed
packages for the Dojo libraries while the ledgersmb-1.x packages use
the embedded versions of the Dojo libraries that are released with
each version of the LedgerSMB application.
Robert James Clay
Robert J. Clay
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:30:59 +0100
From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels(a)gmail.com>
To: Peeter Pärtel <peeter(a)sigma.ee>
Subject: Re: [ledgersmb-users] Are there any subscribers using
LedgerSMB versions older than 1.4?
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On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 4:05 PM Peeter Pärtel <peeter(a)sigma.ee> wrote:
still on 1.2.26 as it is the last version where I can freely change all
existing invoices. As mistakes happen or clients want
description etc changes on them, this is really important to us.
Yes, you brought up that point before, I remember. Actually, you were not
the only one to bring it up -- I've got a few other contacts that would
really like this functionality to be re-introduced again. Some time back, I
went over the possibilities to do so with Chris and we found a way to
extend LedgerSMB 1.3+ to support both your use-case and still maintain
Chris's position about not deleting data (maintaining a full audit trail).
Unfortunately, the pipeline for 1.7 is very full at the moment and I'm not
likely to be able to address this idea and build it into 1.7 (as that
release is planned for this summer).
But as latest version of Debian where 1.2.26 works is Debian 8 and it's end
of life is June 30th 2020 we are planning to move away
from LedgerSMB to
some other software. Already migrating some companies starting 2019 and
rest is planned starting from 2020.
It's not that I'd like to encourage you to keep working on 1.2, but if you
want to keep working on 1.2, I think that version can be made to work on
Debian 9+ quite easily.
If there has been any changes in allowing to change
(both parts and services), then it would be good to know before we have
Yes, there has been a change in allowing existing invoices to be changed in
the sense that the project now has a way to maintain full audit trail,
working COGS *and* allow the changed invoices. Which means we're no longer
against allowing it. The actual code to allow it though is yet to be
Thanks for taking the time to respond!