OpenPetra 2014.12 Alpha
Posted on December 5th, 2014 by timotheus
Enhancements in this release:
- Improved Gift Entry workflow with pre-defined settings
- Gift import of whole batches or transactions for existing batches only. Import from clipboard now available
- GL import of whole batches or transactions only. Import from clipboard now available
- Fixes to Month End and Year End
- Improved handling of reversals
- New: Contact Log Tab. Ability to track who was contacted by whom at what occasion
- New: Contact Details Tab. This gives you more flexibility in saving contact details independently from a physical address. We are currently changing related reports to reflect the new structure.
- The old .Net remoting solution has been replaced by modern web services. This means you can use standard and state-of-the-art SSL encryption to secure your communication between the OpenPetra clients with the OpenPetra server.
- with this release, we introduce plugins. With the new web services, it is now much easier to add new functionality without having to programmatically embed all functionality into the core of OpenPetra. You can find some plugins already in the repository at GitHub: https://github.com/solidcharity?query=OpenPetraPlugin_
- now the standalone is actually a single application, not anymore a server and client software. This makes it easier to run on laptops and user workstations: no more error messages and questions for permission from the firewall!
- You can download the Windows installer for the standalone version at Sourceforge: OpenPetraSetup-2014.12.0.0.exe
Web-browser based client
- There is an experimental client available, that allows users to use OpenPetra within their Web browser. Have a look at https://demo.solidcharity.com
Hosted demo available
- To see how OpenPetra works over the Internet, you can even test the fat .Net client at https://demo.solidcharity.com
Updated demo databases
- We have updated the demo databases, and they are available at Sourceforge. The financial years are now uptodate again, and the demo databases include the new partner contact categories and types!
Bugs and Issues
- Please report any bugs and issues in the Github project!
- Please comment on this new release in our new Discourse forum!