What we're about
xTuple is open-source business management software (learn more at xTuple.com. The code is managed by an eponymous company in Norfolk, VA, and our community stretches around the world. Our web application is implemented as an HTML5 node.js app. The other client to our server is a desktop app written in the cross-platform Qt framework.
Most of our commercial customers are inventory-based manufacturers or distributors, and we have a fair amount of commercially-licensed code to specifically support these use-cases. That said, businesses of all sorts, even services-based companies, run their operations on our open-source core.
We're always happy when people use xTuple as a launching point for their own projects, whether or not you have a commercial relationship with us.
Why you might be interested in hacking on our software
The xTuple platform provides a great starting point for business software in practically
any industry. What you get for free is an entire stack to work on top of, and a lot
of business objects that you might want, like
Contacts (and about a hundred more) are already implemented.
Moreover, one of the great strengths of the framework is extensibility and privilege control. Our extension system allows for a high level of modularity, and keeps you from having to rewrite the core. Fine-grained, centrally-managed privilege control is also an important feature that businesses typically want, and we've taken special care to implement it reliably across the application.
Fork us, take a test drive with our free trial, file a github issue. If you want to be a contributor and are looking for a place to make your mark, we're keeping a list of issues that are fair game to pick off and provide a convenient, well-documented starting point into our project.
Also, don't miss the xTuple event of the year! xTupleCon 2014 is going to be held October 13-18 in Norfolk, VA. With six days of events and a kickoff speech by Steve Wozniak, it promises to the be the biggest xTupleCon yet.
Installing this project
If you are looking to install xTuple for demonstration or use, please follow the instructions on the xTuple Server wiki. The best way to start coding on our stack is to use our Vagrant setup for developers.
View the Release Notes to see a change log.