Compiere, the smart business solution for small-medium distribution and service enterprises worldwide, released the beta version of 2.4.0 with a planned production date of December 2001. In pilot sites, the release is stable in production.
The main technical objective for this release was to make it easier to install and to try it out. The installation process was nearly completely automated and people managed to have the application running after just 3 hours after downloading.
The new release is based on Java 1.4, Oracle 9.0.1 and Tomcat 4.0.1. We achieved significant performance improvements by creating complex "Value Objects' on the server tier. The user is also able to quickly detect and fix connection problems.
Users like the support of the mouse wheel and the additional user level customizations like 'personal' Menu Bar (Shortcuts) and the ability to set defaults/preferences for any field in the system. This allows to speed up data entry significantly.
Major area of functional improvements were Payments (Petty Cash, Checks, Funds transfers) as well as improved info and search capabilities for Orders, Invoices, Shipments and Payments.
For more information see: http://www.compiere.org/product/rel240.html
Compiere's statistics: more than 27,000 downloads within the last two months and now in the top 10 SourceForce projects.
Compiere is a Trademark of ComPiere,Inc.; Copyright of the initial contribution: Jorg Janke.