Which dev environment to use for OpenERP development?

Asked by Zoltan Somogyi


Can you please tell me which software development environment is best to use under MS Windows for OpenERP development? Is it possible to have a visual (WYSIWYG) editor for the web forms (Views)?

Thank you,

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Best Serpent Consulting Services (serpent-consulting-services) said :


The best is to install all dependent Python packages and use eclipse for development.

But its not so straight forward as it is with Ubuntu(Linux OS).

For now, there is no WYSIWYG editor available.


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Zoltan Somogyi (zsomogyi-be) said :

Thank you! I have found 2 interesting choices: Eclipse and Aptana Studio 3. I have used Eclipse before and I think that it is a good choice. And I have the feeling that Aptana Studio 3 was built on Eclipse!?

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Zoltan Somogyi (zsomogyi-be) said :

Thanks Serpent Consulting Services, that solved my question.

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Younes Hadrous (youhad20-c) said :

The Best one is Eclipse and you can install PyNSource and PyNSource GUI to Reverse the UML for python code

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Nicholas Riegel (nriegel) said :

Aptana Studio 3 is a plugin for Eclipse.

Has anyone considered Geany? Geany is a very lightweight visual IDE available in any distribution. It is also available for Windows :(

Another option might be pyscripter. It is FOSS and very good. Unfortunately, it is Windows only and does not work on WINE.

A Google or Duck-Duck-go search will easily give more information on both of these.

BTW Eclipse/Aptana Studio is a great product, it is just that it is JAVA based which means its kinda slow.