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From Matt Warnock <mwarn...@ridgecrestherbals.com>
Subject Re: Ofbiz vs Openbravo
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2010 18:38:57 GMT
My evaluation was more feature-based.  

I had been watching both Opentaps and OFBiz for several years.  I needed
(or would soon need) the accounting functions that Opentaps offered when
it split off from OFBiz.  I hoped that eventually those functions would
be integrated back into OFBiz, but Opentaps seems to be diverging from,
rather than converging with, OFBiz in several important respects,
although some Opentaps developers still seem to contribute to OFBiz
code.  When OFBiz became an Apache top-level project, that sealed the
decision for me.  

For me, OFBiz will probably initially be more work than Opentaps would
have been, but I prefer to be on the mainline of the new feature
development, and work with a code base that contributes back regularly.
I think OFBiz has a stronger development team and model, and the
features it once lacked (like accounting) are being added fairly fast as
the project continues to grow.

Neogia seemed like a better-behaved OFBiz derivative than OpenTaps to
me, but language was an issue for us.  My organization (except for me)
does not speak French, and I had no time to translate documentation.
Matt Warnock <mwarnock@ridgecrestherbals.com>
RidgeCrest Herbals, Inc.

On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 13:07 -0700, Mike Z wrote:
> Not intending to start a war, but I evaluated OpenTaps (both the older
> version and the new 1.4 versions) and what I immediately noticed was
> it's huge memory footprint.
> Now I've worked with and deployed java applications for many years,
> and have seen all kinds of problems, but the most insidious are memory
> issues,.  A poorly written java application will continue to chew up
> memory resources, up to the point where java is forced to go through
> garbage collection at frequent intervals.  The memory usage usually
> manifests itself as a gradually increasing sawtooh curve, that keeps
> increasing over time.  As long as java's free memory stays below
> -XmXXX, all is well, but when the memory usage creeps up, you start
> experiencing problems in the application.
> Usually during garbage collection, java will momentarily freeze,
> depending on how much memory has been allocated (via -XmxXXXM)
> The first thing I noticed about OpenTaps was how huge it's memory
> usage was (about 800MB initially), then creeps up.  On the other hand,
> ofbix (9.04) starts around 400MB and stays fairly constant.  This told
> me everything I need to know about OpenTaps, and made me immediately
> run away from it.
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 6:26 AM, sakthi vadivel <sakthi.nem@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Everyone,
> >
> > Did anyone compare feature by feature above solutions.
> > opentaps, ofbiz vs openbravo
> >
> > I am evaluating these options for a fairly large implementation and
> > would be using PostgreSQL cluster.
> >
> > Thanks
> > with best regards,
> > Mukesh Marathe
> >

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