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Linux-compatible POS app rev’d

Feb 27, 2008 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 13 views

Pamplona, Spain-based Openbravo has updated its cross-platform, open source, Java-based POS (point of sales/service) software for retail and hospitality businesses. The new open OpenBravo 2.0 software release is said to offer enhanced usability, configuration, and localization capabilities.

Openbravo POS is based on software that was absorbed when the company acquired LibrePOS, formerly Tina POS, in October. Designed for touchscreens, the Java based software supports ESC/POS ticket printers, customer displays, and barcode scanners, says the company. Openbravo POS is said to support single and multiple users, and offers a back-office module that features a product entry form, reporting, and charting.

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The new version offers an improved user interface, says the company, as well as new reports for the restaurant module and a simplified sales process for weighted products. Openbravo POS is said to offer simplified localization features with support for different languages, currency symbols, decimal and separator symbols. The new version also offers developers a new build file and project files that is said to ease source editing.

Openbravo POS is available as a standalone product or integrated with the company's Openbravo ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software for small and medium businesses. At LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in August 2007, Openbravo ERP received a Product Excellence Award for Best Integration Solution.


Openbravo POS is available now under a GPL license in Linux, Windows, or Mac OS versions from

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