Community guide

Last modified
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 12:52

Getting involved

There are lots of ways to donate back to the LedgerSMB community, even if you can't write computer programs. If you are able to help out with the development, there's a page explaining how to get started.

There are a few other types of contributions we have immediate need for:

  • Support the developers
    If you're not able to contribute to the project by doing any of the activities below, please support the developers through our Bountysource Salt program for sponsoring developers, or influence the direction of development by putting a bounty on the bug you most want fixed
  • Help others
    If you have time to get involved in discussions on the mailing lists, IRC channel or other places, supporting other users with the workflows you have worked out to work for you, that just might help them get their challenges resolved quickly. Even just sending your testimonial could help others. Maybe they can help you next time!
  • Provide feedback
    Feedback does not need to be a bug report: if you like or dislike specific things, or you have a specific need, let us know through the mailing lists or Matrix! Alternatively, you could start a discussion on GitHub: Ideas for improvements go into the "Ideas" category.
  • Bug reports
    Please report your problems in the GitHub issue tracker or ask your questions in a GitHub Discussion (Q&A category).
  • Translations
    Our translations are becoming outdated, and we need your help to get them back into shape.
  • Release testing
    Help preventing regressions by testing your processes with any release candidates announced on the mailing lists. If we catch regressions before a release, we can fix the problems and prevent problematic releases. Also, there are too many possible combinations of Perl, PostgreSQL, Apache, etc versions to test them all; just maybe, your combination is a problematic one. If so: we want to know about it before the release!
  • Create a package for your O/S
    You can help our market penetration by developing a package for your favorate distribution or operating system, if one isn't already available.

Below you'll find pages explaining the community processes involved in any of these.

About the guide

Below you'll find a set of pages inspired by the Subversion Community Guide.

Member for

10 years 10 months


Sat, 08/22/2020 - 10:24

Can the Inventory management module handle any type of spare parts and the unique item number system? I am thinking of spare parts for cars.

How do you (plan to) use LedgerSMB?

Just to track some small sales and inventory

Member for

2 years 10 months


Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:23

Can I install this on a Synology NAS or cloud to access it remotely?


Yes! You can! I've done it myself as I had the same question.

The best way to do it is by running the Docker containers on the NAS. It takes a bit to start the containers initially, but after that, the system performs quite well, if I may say so.