Openbravo POS Installation

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Software installation

Install Java

Openbravo POS is an application developed in Java and to execute it you will need the Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6 or greater.

On Windows

You can install Java from Sun's website.

On Ubuntu

To install java in Ubuntu make sure to have the multiverse and restricted repositories activated. To do this you can add the following lines to the /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb http://za.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse

Where intrepid is the Ubuntu version you have installed. And after modified you have to update your repository executing:

sudo apt-get update 

And to install java execute

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-fonts

You can also add the multiverse repository using the system tool Software sources, and install the java packages using the Synaptic package manager.

To verify that the correct version of java is installed the following command can be used:

java -version

If you have more than one java environment installed in your machine you need to select the Sun java runtime environment (JRE) 1.6 or greater. The following command can be used to list the available java versions:

update-java-alternatives -l

And to change from one version to another, the following command can be used:

sudo update-java-alternatives -s 

Download and install Openbravo POS

Download the latest version of the Openbravo POS from Sourceforge. There are available installers for several operating systems and architectures or as a binary package. There is a description of all the files available for download in the Openbravo POS 2.30 Release notes#How to get Openbravo POS.

The installers are very simple to follow and the binary package just needs to be opened with your favourite uncompressor and extract all files to an empty folder.

Run it!

The first time Openbravo POS starts and there isn't a database, it display a warning alerting that it has found an empty database. If you click OK, Openbravo POS will create for you the database structure necessary to run.

On Windows

Installer

Go to Start -> Applications -> Openbravo POS -> Openbravo POS

Binary package

Execute the file start.bat just double clicking on it or launch from the command line. You can also create a shortcut to this file and place it in your preferred location: the desktop, the launch bar...

On Linux

Installer

In Gnome go to Applications -> Office -> Openbravo POS or just execute openbravopos command in a command line.

Binary Package

Execute sh start.sh.

In linux you first need to add execution permissions to the files start.sh and configure.sh to do this execute the following commands:

chmod +x start.sh 
chmod +x configure.sh 
 

On MacOSX

Open the Apple Terminal (located at: /Applications/Utilities) and go with the command line to the location the start.sh file is located. Then execute sh start.sh.

Localization packages installation

If you want to have Openbravo POS in your language you need first to download the localization package suitable for your language. The list of available localization packages and where to download is maintained in the Openbravo POS localization guide.

Localization packages are very simple to install, just uncompress the localization package in the same folder Openbravo POS is installed and restart the application.

Database installation

Once Openbravo POS is installed you should decide whether you want to run Openbravo POS on the built-in engine or on any of the other database engines supported. Openbravo POS supports five database engines: Apache Derby, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and HSQLDB.

Openbravo POS since version 2.30 uses by default Apache Derby for data storage. Apache Derby is bundled with the binary package of Openbravo POS and offers the advantage that it doesn't have to be configured, and it is reliable and robust enough for most requirements.

Apache Derby

Openbravo POS is distributed with the embedded library of Apache Derby so if you plan to use Apache Derby in embedded mode you do not need to download or install anything. But if you want to use Apache Derby in client/server mode you need to download and install the full distribution of Apache Derby available from the Apache Derby web site

Derby is called javadb by Sun, and is included in Ubuntu from 7.04 onwards.

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-javadb

To test access with the Derby command line client

cd /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/db/bin
export DERBY_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/db/bin
./ij
connect 'jdbc:derby:/home/myuser/openbravopos-database;create=true';
show tables;
select * from resources;

An example of a database configuration using Apache Derby as database engine in embedded mode is:

Driver library: derby.jar
Driver class: org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDriver
URL: jdbc:derby:/home/myuser/openbravopos-database;create=true
User: yourname
Password: yourpass

And in client / server mode:

Driver library: derbyclient.jar
Driver class: org.apache.derby.jdbc.ClientDriver
URL: jdbc:derby://localhost:1527/openbravopos-database;create=true
User: yourname
Password: yourpass

MySQL

On Windows

Download MySQL server (essentials package recommended) and install it.

Download MySQL Connector/J, unzip the contents and place it in the same folder where Openbravo POS resides.

Alternatively you can install MySQL Administrator and MySQL Query Browser MySQL GUI Tools Downloads.

On Ubuntu

Activate the universe repository and run following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server libmysql-java

You can also install MySQL Administrator and MySQL Query Browser:

sudo apt-get install mysql-admin mysql-query-browser

Connector/J is on /usr/share/java/mysql.jar. You can copy or link it to Openbravo POS' folder.

Usage

Create an user and a database.

You can check MySQL documentation.

An example of a database configuration using MySQL as database engine is:

Driver library: mysql-connector-java-3.1.6-bin.jar
Driver class: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
URL: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/openbravopos
User: yourname
Password: yourpass

Note: if you copy/paste these values, make sure you do not have a blank space at the end of each string, i.e. "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver ", this will cause an error when executing Openbravo.

PostgreSQL

To use Openbravo POS with PostgreSQL you must have a PostgreSQL server running and the JDBC driver for PostgreSQL.

On Windows

Download the server PostgreSQL download and install it.

Download the JDBC driver PostgreSQL JDBC Driver according to your version and install it.

You can also install the PosgreSQL administration tool pgAdminIII.

On Ubuntu

Ensure you have the universe repository activated and run following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install postgresql-8.2 libpg-java

You can also install the administrator tool pgAdmin3:

sudo apt-get install pgadmin3

The JDBC lib is on /usr/share/java/postgresql.jar. You can copy or link it to Openbravo POS' folder.

Usage

After the database server is installed and running you have to create an empty database for Openbravo POS and a database user with privileges to connect to this database. You can check PostgreSQL documentation.

An example of a database configuration using PostgreSQL as database engine is:

Driver library: /usr/share/java/postgresql-8.0.309.jdbc3.jar    
Driver class: org.postgresql.Driver  
URL: jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/openbravopos
User youruser  
Password: youpass

Oracle

To use Openbravo POS with Oracle you must have an Oracle server running and the JDBC driver for Oracle.


On Windows

Download and install Oracle XE and the JDBC Driver.

You can also install to administer and query the database Oracle JDeveloper.

On Ubuntu

Download and install Oracle XE and the JDBC Driver.

You can also install to administer and query the database Oracle JDeveloper.

Usage

After the database server is installed and running you have to create an empty database for Openbravo POS and a database user with privileges to connect to this database.

An example of database configuration is:

Driver library: ojdbc14.jar
Driver class: oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver
URL: jdbc:oracle:thin:@localhost:1521:xe
User youruser  
Password: youpass

Configuration

To configure Openbravo POS go to the configuration panel or run the file configuration.bat in windows or configuration.sh in linux. Please be aware that once you restart Openbravo POS, it will tell you that your database is empty and will offer you to create tables for your new database. Click the yes button to allow Openbravo POS to create the tables for you

Database configuration

Openbravo POS configuration.
Openbravo POS configuration.

The properties related to the database configuration are:

Driver library
Is the file provided by the database engine vendor that contains the JDBC driver that allows Java programs to communicate with the database. It's usually a file with extension .jar.
Driver class
Is the java class name that implements the JDBC driver. This name is also defined by the database engine vendor.
URL
Is the connection string that uses JDBC to localize the JDBC the driver and the database.
User
The name of the authorized database user.
Password
The password of the database user.


Cash register

Openbravo POS configuration
Openbravo POS configuration

The properties related to the register cash panel are:

Name
is the name of the cashier.
Skin
provides a few themes which change the look of Openbravo POS.
Screen
sets if the application should be in a fullscreen or just in window mode.
Tickets
sets in which mode Openbravo POS works. At the present day the following: are available:
simple, standard or restaurant.
Customer Display
sets the way how a customer should see the last ordered item.
Printer
is the main printer.
Printer2
is an additional printer that could print something additional i.e. an
order in a kitchen or in a bar.
Printer3
is an additional printer that could print something additional i.e. an
order in a kitchen or in a bar.
Scale
sets scales to weigh products.
Scanner
sets a barcode scanner to read barcodes.
Reports Printer
is a printer that prints reports.

This feature is available with version 2.30 and later

Receipt printer
this box must be checked if the Reports Printers is a receipt printer

Locale

Here the language of the application is defined. You can define a format of the values displayed like dates, currencies, numbers...


Openbravo POS configuration
Openbravo POS configuration


Locale
You select the language and the country of the application. This selection determines also the default format for currency values and the currency symbol, the default format for dates, times and numeric values.
Integer, Double, Currency, Percent, Date, Time and Date time
Here you can overwrite the default type format for each value type defined by the selected Locale. This pattern format follows the specification of the Java platform.


Payment

You can set a payment gateway to provide a possibility for customers to pay by credit/debit card. At the present day Openbravo POS supports Authorize.Net and SecPay.


Openbravo POS configuration
Openbravo POS configuration


The properties related to the payment configuration are:

Commerce ID
Your ID that you get when you register in a payment gateway provider.
Commerce password
Your password to your Commerce ID.
Payment gateway
sets the provider that you register in.
Mag card reader
sets a device that reads cards


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