This section will contains information for developers on ERP5 source code and tests.
Learning development with ERP5 can take from a few hours up to one or two years
depending on how deep you want to dive in terms of know-how and scope. If you
simply want to develop gadgets and reports, OSOE
provides learning tracks to bootstrap a developer in less than a day. If you want
to develop extensions to ERP5 core, patience is required since the scope of ERP5
is quite wide - probably as wide as the Linux kernel itself.
The source code of ERP5 is hosted on Gitlab. To use or download ERP5
either check for the latest (evaluation) version source code on the
release overview or setup a production-ready instance through the developer getting started section.
Developing ERP5 is not possible without use of automated testing. The ERP5 project
uses its own platform for running tests which itself uses a cloud-hosted cluster
of machines managed by SlapOs for all testing.
This allows Nexedi to fully manage automated testing using its own public cloud
More information on the testing infrastructure can be found in
section. The documentation also includes information on writing tests, specifically
on how to write and
how to run Zelenium Tests.
ERP5 is split into a core and extensions (business templates/bt5)
covering certain functional scopes. To work on and contribute to ERP5 usually means
setting up your own instance and then adding the business
templates you are interested in using and contributing to.