dolibarrIt'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).
 
* And also tons of minor things...
 
Now, project need your fixes.
 

This is list of changes available into this version compared to previous one:

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English Dolibarr ChangeLog
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WARNING: Do not try to make any Dolibarr upgrade if you are running Mysql version 5.5.4* (5.5.40, 5.5.41 or 5.5.42...)

Mysql version 5.5.4* has a very critical bug making your data beeing definitely lost.

You may also experience troubles with Mysql 5.5.4* with error "Lost connection" during migration.

Upgrading to any other version (recommanded 5.6.* if you keep mysql) or any other database system (recommended mariadb) is absolutely required BEFORE trying to make any Dolibarr upgrade.

 

 

***** ChangeLog for 3.8 compared to 3.7.* *****

For users:

FIX: #2519

FIX: #2758 Product::update sets product note to "null" when $prod->note is null

FIX: #2832: Fixed a problem with special characters in expense report PDF model

FIX: #2856 : Wrong table design

FIX: #2901

FIX: #2957 : missing $langs object for trigger

FIX: #2983 Load gravatar avatar images securely over HTTPS

FIX: #2987: removed dead function moneyMeter()

FIX: #3009: Better filtering to prevent SQL injection

FIX: #3009: Better filtering to prevent SQL injection

FIX: #3091 TotalHT amount in supplier order is bold unlike the rest of Dolibarr

FIX: #3138 - Too much visible thing when access is denied on public pages

FIX: #3173 Overlapping of shipment ref

FIX: Adding 5 more choice link into survey module was not working with chrome

FIX: bad calculation for stock value

FIX: Bad link to login page into email for password renewal.

FIX: Bad logo for status "Do not contact" of thirdparty.

FIX: Better management error into the color conversion functions

FIX: [bug #1883] missing field in SQL installation

FIX: Bug on order and supplier invoice numeration mask when use supplier code

FIX: Bug on order and supplier invoice numeration mask when use supplier code

FIX: button create payment hide if tax amount is less than 1

FIX: can receive new batch product on supplier order

FIX: can show print page after product save

FIX: Close #2835 Customer prices of a product shows incorrect history order

FIX: Close #2837 Product list table column header does not match column body

FIX: Close bug #2855 Wrong translation key in localtax report page

FIX: Close bug #2861 Undefined variable $res when migrating from 3.6.2 to 3.7.0

FIX: Close bug #2891 Category hooks do not work

FIX: Close bug #2900 Courtesy title is not stored in create thirdparty form

FIX: Close bug #2976: "Report" tab is the current tab but it is not marked as selected by the UI

FIX: Correct migration script

FIX: create contact with extrafiel is null when it is require

FIX: Description of contract line was not visible.

FIX: Correct path of loan class

FIX: Correct problem field with note - Add note_private & use wysiwyg editor

FIX: Edit in place of "Outstanding Limit"

FIX: Module Expense Report - Correct init

FIX: Update licence to GPLv3

FIX: End log must use same level then start log.

FIX: event for restricted user was restricted if company null

FIX: event not linked to contact on creation

FIX: Export of tags for contact and member

FIX: extrafields required on thirdparty

FIX: Function expects an int, not a boolean

FIX: Function was expecting a boolean not a string

FIX: hide category if it's not enable

FIX: If supplier invoice block linked element is display after other block total HT amount is not reset to 0 and sum other block (like customer orders values)

FIX: jdate returning -62169955200 on x64 machine

FIX: Let ability to use IDPROF verifications even if new entry is "private"

FIX: moved built-in bug report system to GitHub Issues

FIX: Moved code to where the variable is defined

FIX: No check warehouse is provided if module stock is not enabled.

FIX: Payed invoices are showed as canceled FIX: Bad date filter on customer order

FIX: Ref/label of product on contract line was not visible, nor into page, nor into PDF.

FIX: Removed concatenation on undeclared variable

FIX: remove deprecated property 'libelle' on product object

FIX: Removed HTML file preventing PHP service

FIX: Save of filters into export profiles failed.

FIX: "script" balise with wrong syntax

FIX: send mail, copy sendto don't read the list of contact

FIX: top links menu have target attribute with wrong value

FIX: total amount in tpl linked object are not reset

FIX; Unknown field 'sc.fk_soc' in field list

FIX: update usergroup name

FIX: Variable declared boolean

FIX: Variable might not be traversable

FIX: We did a test on a permission to export contract when permission did not exists.

FIX: when mailing is deleted, the targets list was kept in database

FIX: when multicompany was enabled, this function didn't check just on the good entity (problem when both company use same mask)

FIX: When we automatically creta an order from a proposal with workflow module, if some extrafields of propal don't exist in order object, insertExtraFields() function tries to insert extrafields in unexistant column of commande_extrafields table.

FIX: When we clone a propal, if it has a project which is not assigned to a third, it was not on new propal because fk_project was always set to empty string if new propal is for another third.

FIX: when we create an agenda event with "Not applicable" status, it is automatically saved with "To do" status

FIX: width multiselect

FIX: Wrong type hinting

FIX: XSS security using the onerror and missing escapement on type of member page.

FIX: Missing visibility of static property

NEW: Add a button to purge criteria in user list

NEW: add all assigned users and all extrafields data in new event when we createFromClone

NEW: Add a new component to select categories/tags from the main edit page of product. The dedicated tab is also removed.

NEW: Add a search field and report on hrm area

NEW: Add a tab document in donation card

NEW: Add bank account owner in invoice/proposal/orders footer

NEW: Add button to purge search criteria into list

NEW: Add close date and user for projects.

NEW: Add company information into  category contact export

NEW: Add current salary on list of payment

NEW: add date value filter on account records list

NEW: Add exemple of setup for multitail to render dolibarr log files

NEW: Add filter on status on invoice list

NEW: Add filter on task ref and task label into list of tasks

NEW: Add filter on user contact or user task into task list

NEW: Add function dolCopyDir to copy directory with recursive content.

NEW: Add gender property managed on user card FIX: Better error messages when uploading photo of user when permission to write are not granted

NEW: Add help tooltips on fields of dictionary edit pages. Fix: visible list of tasks are for opened project only.

NEW: Add hidden option MAIN_MAILFORM_DISABLE_ENTERKEY to disable the key enter into the form to send email.

NEW: add hook in send mail

NEW: Add hooks on list of members to allow an external module to add more fields into list view.

NEW: Add hooks to allow an external module to complete list of events into calendar views.

NEW: Add opportunity amount on project card.

NEW: Add option THEME_ELDY_DISABLE_IMAGE to disable images into menu eldy.

NEW: add PDF icon on linked element into project

NEW: add "productpricecard" hook and uniformize code

NEW: Add ref and label of project into export

NEW: add restler framework First step to build REST API into Dolibarr

NEW: Add search box for supplier order search.

NEW: Add status into filters of graph

NEW: Add tab document on salaries payment

NEW: A link to the bugtracker can be enabled in the GUI

NEW: A module can add its entries into cron module.

NEW: autofocus on product selection dropdown list or search field

NEW: Backup and restore tool is easier to use

NEW: Can add all user of a project as user of a task, in one step.

NEW: Can add project search on left menu search area

NEW: Can assign a task to yourself to have it appear on timesheet

NEW: Can close a project that has draft status with no need to switch it to validate status before.

NEW: Can edit Background color for Top menu and Background color for table title line (works only with theme menu eldy).

NEW: Can edit email template using WYSIWYG editor

NEW: Can edit internal label of invoice even when closed (this is a private information)

NEW: Can edit list of prospect status for customers/prospects. Add a new entry into dictionary table to manage list fo status. Removed deprecated files.

NEW: Can filter on contact status in prospect list. Removed deprecated menu entry.

NEW: Can filter proposal on a tag of a product Enhance also the prototype test_arrays to include select form before table.

NEW: Can filter proposal, orders or invoices with criteria "contain at least one product with following tag"

NEW: Can install an external module from admin pages, if web server has permission for and if setup is ok for.

NEW: Can search on customer order amount into customer order list.

NEW: Can upload files on leave requests. Use more standard permissions.

NEW: Can use a "|" to make a OR search on several different criterias into text filters of tables.

NEW: Clean code into salary module, debug and add indexes NEW: Can filter on user list and salary payments on user with naural search.

NEW: clone action on agenda events

NEW: dev feature : replace conf filename with "conf" parameter on url by GET

NEW: display linked object in edit mode when we create an event from an order, propal...

NEW: Enhancement of module 'Notification by Email'. Show nb of notifications set. Can set several emails. Can set a threshold on amount for notifications. Add notification on supplier order validation.

NEW: Enhance prototype, project list and proposal list with new hook to have an external module able to add more fields.

NEW: Enhance the natural_search function so we can use it to search numeric fields with criteria with operator <>= inside (< 100, >= 1000)

NEW: Enter amount for withdraws requests

NEW: Feature request: A page to merge two thirdparties into one #2613

NEW: Feature to build a merged pdf with all unpaid invoice can work for paid invoices.

NEW: Filter "active" by default on user list. Fix label of permission of project module

NEW: For a contract line, price is no more mandatory.

NEW: Forms are using the tab look, even in creation mode.

NEW: Hidden option THEME_ELDY_USE_HOVER is stable enough to become officialy visible into setup.

NEW: If module salaries is on, you can set a hourly value for tome consumed by users. Each time a user enter its time consumed on a project, a calculation is done to provide the cost for human services. This value appears into the "Transversal view" of project.

NEW: Implement option SUPPLIER_ORDER_USE_DISPATCH_STATUS to add a status into each dispathing line of supplier order to "verify" a reception is ok. Status of order can be set to "total/done" only if line is verified.

NEW: Into the overview of projects, the name of thirdparty appears into combo lists of elements to link to project.

NEW: Introduce function dolGetFirstLineOfText

NEW: Introduce option SUPPLIER_ORDER_DOUBLE_APPROVAL to allow 2 approvals to make a supplier order approved. Activating this option introduce a new permission to the second level approval.

NEW: Introduce TCPDI as replacement of FPDI.

NEW: List of recent modified supplier product prices in Supplier card

NEW: Module notification should details of emails into confirm box, not only number.

NEW: On page to see/edit contact of an ojbect, the status of contact is visible (for both external and internal users).

NEW: Product stock and subproduct stock are independant

NEW: Propal merge product card PDF into azur

NEW: Rename install etape to step

NEW: Replace category edition page on members with new select2 component.

NEW: script to build API class from existing class

NEW: Show difference between timespent by everybody and time spent by user making timesheet into timesheet pages. NEW: Can enter start hours of task when creating timesheet

NEW: Show last official stable version into system - update page.

NEW: Show photo of logged user into login top right block. NEW: If no photo is available for user, we show a generic photo depending on gender

NEW: [T1758] Merge bank card & account card

NEW: [ task 1191 ] AJAX selector for projects

NEW: [ task #851 ] Add a new field: Commercial name

NEW: [ task #977 ] New option to manage product unit Migrated code from GPCSolutions/dolibarr:3.2-units branch and adapted for 3.8 with some improvements

NEW: The line where mouse is over can be highlight with option THEME_ELDY_USE_HOVER (on by default)

NEW: The notification module accept keyword __SUPERVISOR__ to send notification to supervisor of user.

NEW: Thumbs for statistics on main page are fully clicable (not only link inside the thumb)

NEW: Title of page project contains project ref and label

NEW: update skeleton and class builder

NEW: Use new select2 component for juridical status, country and state selection.

NEW: Web service to create or update product can correct stock during creation/update.

NEW: When creating order, proposal or invoice from thirdparty card, the project is asked during creation. A link to create project if it does not exists is also available. NEW: Uniformize form creation of proposal to add public and private notes during creation like done for order and invoice.

NEW: When using transfer or correct stock from warehouse, after recording we go back to the warehouse page.

NEW: Add Option to not change date on cloning project

NEW: Add check list from table for extrafield type

NEW: Use new combobox.

NEW: Add hidden option MAXTABS_IN_CARD.

NEW: A default label is suggested for stock correction and transfer instead of empty string.

NEW: Add Weighted average price as default price for buying price for margin calculation. Add option MARGIN_PMP_AS_DEFAULT_BUY_PRICE to replace with first supplier price.

NEW: Introduce option MAIN_HTML_TITLE to start to control format of html title content.

NEW: Add extrafields on bank account cards.

NEW: Added delay between mails in Newsletter module.

NEW: [ task #1793 ] Create new permission to restrict commercial agent margin to logged user.

NEW: Add experimental module ask supplier price to request supplier quotation.

NEW: Add module batch management.

 

For translators:

NEW: Update language files.

NEW: When a translation is not available we always jump to en_US and only en_US.

 

For developers:

NEW: Function yn can show a visual checkbox.

NEW: Introduced select2 jquery plugin.

NEW: Possibility to add javascript in main login page with "getLoginPageOptions" hook

NEW: possibility to defined a tab for all entities in module descriptor

 

WARNING: Following changes may create regression for some external modules, but was necessary to make

Dolibarr better:

- Removed hoo supplierorderdao into supplier order creation. This is a business event, so we must use the 

  trigger ORDER_SUPPLIER_CREATE instead.

- Hooks 'printLeftBlock' and 'formConfirm' are now compliant with hook development rules. They are

  "addreplace" hooks, so you must return content with "->resprints='mycontent'" and not with "return 'mycontent'"  

- All fields "fk_societe" were renamed into "fk_soc".

- Method select_PriceBaseType and load_PriceBaseType were merged into selectPriceBaseType.

- The trigger USER_LOGIN* are deprecated. They are still working but you should prefer use the 

  hook afterLogin or afterLoginFailed instead.