FrePPLe 2.1 will be available by end of December.
A beta release is now available.
The release brings the following new features:
- Improved Linux packaging in Debian and RPM formats: single step install of the engine and configured user interface.
- Integrated tour of the application for new users.
- Additional language supported: Japanese (thanks to Keiichiro Yamamoto) and Chinese
- New graphics for the order plan and supply path report.
- Ability to export/import the complete model in a single spreadsheet.
- Integrated ability to provide feedback to the frePPLe team.
- Modelling of fixed quantity flows, to model material consumption that is not proportional with the operationplan size.
- Enterprise edition: Customizable report layout. Tailor a report to your needs by hiding unused columns, change the field order and resize the width.
- Enterprise edition: New order quoting module to compute a feasible delivery date for new orders.
- Enterprise edition: Forecasting module with improved user interface and enhanced forecasting methods.
- Plus lots of code refactoring behind the scenes to better facilitate extension apps: configurable menus, configurable model lists, new job scheduler, …
The release also brings some backward incompatible changes:
- Configuration file “settings.py” has been renamed to “djangosettings.py”.
- The script “manage.py”/”manage.exe” has been renamed to “frepplectl”.
- Orders with ordered quantity less than the minimum shipment were left unplanned before.
Now we round the ordered quantity up to at least the minimum quantity.
- User model in the database has been restructured.
Releases after 2.1 will support SQLite and PostgreSQL as databases.
Support for MySQL and Oracle will be dropped (unless there are sound objections from customers on maintenance).