(Open source accounting/ERP application on Windows)
Content by Chris Travers, Gene Alexander (source: ledger-smb-users mail list)
Edited by Havard Sorli
This tutorial it not complete, please help us make it better.
These installation instructions are outdated and kept here for reference only!
Check the 1.5 installation instructions up to date instructions.
(Open source accounting/ERP application on Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot Ubuntu 11.10)
Update: mai 2012
App X could be Microsoft Money, QuickBooks, Sage, KMyMoney, Gnucash, Grisbi and others
Source: mail list: ledger.smb.user (Chris Travers and others)
With unknown programs you need to to find out:
1) How much data can you get out?
2) What database system does it use on the back-end?
3) If you cant export data, are there other means (i.e. custom ODBC
drivers, cvs export) that can access the info?
If you can get that information, you are about 50% of the way there.
A lot of people are wondering how to manage their migration to LedgerSMB from SQL-Ledger. While there is no one simple answer that will suit everyone's situation, there is some general advice.
First thing to know is - you are among friends. LedgerSMB is built on a community of people who want to see the software and it's users succeed. Information is freely shared, and as long as you are prepared to have a go at helping yourself, we are happy to jump right in and help you do that!
We now have a mailing list, whether you are actively working on migrating to LedgerSMB or even if you are staying with SQL-Ledger for now and want some friendly community support, join up the User List to get SQL-Ledger to LedgerSMB migration help
The best course of action depends on your situation:
I put together this bash script to install on a vanilla fedora 14 box. It assumes a bare-bones (i.e. not even postgresql or apache installed yet) box, but I don't see why it can't be used on a full-up install (it just won't install the dependancies that are already existing).
Anyway. Use, fold, spindle, mutilate, use as a basis for something else, feed it to your cat, whatever. You don't even need to give me credit.
See Getting Started (Developing) for up to date information
By Jeff Kowalczyk (jfkw)
I've been working on my local LedgerSMB deployment customization using the distributed version control system, git. I'm relatively new to git, but it's really helping me in the following areas: