It's time to start the beta of Dolibarr ERP CRM version 3.8
The freeze period of version 3.8 should have been started few weeks ago, but we are late. Most important reason is the result of the 3 month delaying of previous version (3.7) not completely regained.
All developers and users are invited to test the 3.8 BETA version from github sources (you can use the tag 3.8.0-beta to get files) or by downloading package from the official download area ("beta or pre-release" section of the "download" menu on dolibarr.org web site).
Now the freeze period is started, I won't add new features during few days, until i think things are stable enough to start to work both in branch develop and in branch 3.8 (already available).
It is the first time (first version) we are using the "automatic generation" of the ChangeLog file from GitHub commit logs. Result is not perfect but not worse than the previous manual generation (see end of news, for full changelog content). Not so bad for a first time.
Because we entered the beta period, please, if you work on Dolibarr code, spend your time to fix bugs and only fix bugs, the much as you can. The most important changes to test and debug are :
* Module project (a rewrite were done to provide easier way to enter time spent, to use projects to manage opportunities, to report a benefit per project including expense report and time spent, and to match other module behaviour)
* Module expense report. This new module replace the old module expense report. This is a complete rewrite to match other modules behaviour and to be able to define a project for each expense report line).
* Module leave request / holiday. This module was rewrote to manage "a type of holiday".
* Module lot/batch has been seriously enhanced to be moved as stable (well, it's goal of 3.8, but we are waiting your test/bug fixes to have it completely stable).