Chapter 1. Installing the Odoo Development Environment

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Easy installation of Odoo from source
  • Managing Odoo environments using the start command
  • Managing Odoo server databases
  • Storing the instance configuration in a file
  • Activating the Odoo developer tools
  • Updating Odoo from source


There are lots of ways to set up an Odoo development environment. This chapter proposes one of these, although you will certainly find a number of other tutorials on the web explaining other approaches. Keep in mind that this chapter is about a development environment, which has different requirements from a production environment, covered in Chapter 16, Server Deployment.

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