What you need for this book

The set up recipes in Chapter 1, Installing the Odoo Development Environment, and Chapter 15, Web Client Development, expect that you are working on a server running Debian GNU/Linux, or a derivative distribution such as Ubuntu, in a reasonably up-to-date release. If you are running another distribution, things should be fairly straightforward; the main differences should be in the names of the packages to install, and possibly the location of the configuration files of PostgreSQL and Nginx.

If your workstation is running Windows or MacOS, we advise you to set up a Debian virtual machine to work with Odoo. While it is possible to develop natively on Windows or Mac, having a development environment as close as possible ...

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