ApacheCon Europe 2012

Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim, Germany

5–8 November 2012

Addons goals, howto use, howto manage

Olivier Heintz , ? , Nicolas Malin

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Wednesday noon–12:45 p.m. in Level 2 Left


How doing in the same time the developments related to customer projects and contributions to the community project. This is the goal of the addon system for Apache-OFBiz. How does it works?


The Apache-OFBiz addon system is developed to: - Manage and develop functionalities (for one or multiple customers), - Follow all Apache-OFBiz best practices to be able to send development to Apache-OFBiz contributor, and so being integrated in OFBiz project

We will see what exactly is an addon, how the adm-manager manages its, how addons could be synchronized with Apache-OFBiz evolution and how to use its on a Customer production site.

We will end with the advantages and disadvantages of such a solution and what can we hope for the future.

This conference will explain, for people who know how to insert a functionality (technical or business) in ofbiz, - how to package a group of modifications - which information is needed to have a instalable addon - how to add documentation - how to add dependencies - how to add test - how to install a addon - how the release are managed ...