Compiere to date, has been available on Oracle. We are pleased to announce that it is now also available on Sybase. Several independent open source projects have ported Compiere to different databases. The difference to these approaches and Release 2.5.2 is that all PL/SQL code was ported to Java and that the database independence layer automatically converts the dynamically generated SQL to the target database. This allows simultaneous release on all platforms, avoids laborious porting delays and minimizes support and maintenance costs.
Sybase sponsored Compiere's database independence project and provided valuable technical support. You can check out the result at the LinuxWorld Conference in Boston.
Compiere provides a database kit for additional databases. The requirement for a Compiere database are the support of views and user defined functions (preferably in SQLJ). The Compiere team plans to release additional databases by summer. Details of database independence and the database kit are provided in the March, 21-23 Technical Training course in San Diego. The technical training concentrates on Workflow and customizing and extending Compiere.
Release 2.5.2 also provides enhanced functionality in the Accounts Payables/Receivables, Auditing, PDF processing and many other areas. Details are discussed in the March, 14-18 Intensive Training in San Diego. This real intensive training covers the functionality of Compiere.
For help with Compiere installation, you now can rely on 50+ Compiere Partners worldwide. ComPiere, the primary contributor provides second level support and training.
For complete details on Compiere visit http://www.compiere.org. The code is available from SourceForge with the packaged binary release later this week.
Take advantage of the early bird discount and book your San Diego training by February, 14th. The highly praised "directly from the source" training is the most efficient way to start your Compiere implementation. For details visit http://www.compiere.org/training."