This exciting new 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.
Roadmap for 2.2 and beyond
- In a number of short “sprint”-releases we want to add packaged and pre-configured connectors to OpenERP, OpenBravo and Adempiere to frePPLe. Along with this, the tutorial will also be overhauled to be more complete and reach more in depth.
- 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).