Showing posts from September, 2016

The Road Ahead

In addition to the upcoming v0.8.0 release we also have some really awesome improvements planned for the future (see  RoadMap ). v0.9.0 Fixed Assets:  We currently support inventory management of any type of product (fixed asset vs consumable item). However, there are additional workflows associated with fixed assets that I've always wanted to support in OpenBoxes. For example, we should be able to track the current status, location, and maintenance log for fixed assets like computers, handheld devices, hospital beds, monitors, etc. PostgreSQL Support : The ability to use PostgreSQL has always (sorta) been there since we're using Hibernate, but we are using some MySQL specific features that have made using PostgreSQL difficult/impossible.   UI Improvements : We haven't decided on which framework to use (Bootstrap or Semantic-UI) so let us know if you have a preference. We're also planning to migrate to using Angular2 once it has been released. Feature we want

OpenBoxes 0.8.0 (in-progress)

It's been a few months since our last release (hotfix), but rest assured we are working on something big. We've been stuck on Grails 1.3.7 for several years, but I've started the arduous process of upgrading to Grails 2.5.5. This change will be somewhat transparent to most users, but there are tons of bug fixes and performance improvements that will be unlocked by this upgrade. In addition, this will allow us to use a few more plugins (like spring security!) that will allow us to improve existing functionality and add new features. In addition to the upgrade, we are also planning to add the following features in v0.8.0. REST API Support :  Yes, we're finally going to add an API. Let us know if there are specific operations you would like to see supported. Bill of Materials:  Ability to define a Bill of Materials (comprehensive list of parts / components and quantities required to manufacture one unit of the BoM). This will allow us to support "manufacturing&