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Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:11 am
by mike974
Hello,

I just tried https://demo.openpaperless.com this is really awesome ! 8-)
I read that Mayan EDMS just acquired OpenPaperLess, i wish to try this software on OpenBSD.

Where can i download this software ? Is it free for 2 users ?

Thank you very much for your reply.

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:23 pm
by rosarior
Hi,

Yes, Tina has done a great job with the Open Paperless user interface. Open Paperless uses Mayan EDMS as a base and build a different user interaction on top of it but it is essentially the same backend code. Things that work on Open Paperless should work on Mayan EDMS too and vice versa.

Mayan is officially available from the Python Package Index and as a Docker image. Installation instructions are available here: https://docs.mayan-edms.com/topics/installation.html

Mayan is free software and available free of charge. We started doing a Professional but with the acquisition of Open Paperless we are pivoting to consolidate all the different code bases.

To summarize:
- Mayan EDMS is the main repository. It is free software (Apache 2 license) and free of charge. No restrictions on user accounts, document count, etc. Community support.
- Mayan EDMS Pro is a commercial version with SLA support, and professional UI and specialized features for the enterprise like storage encryption, zone OCR, etc. Sold as a yearly subscription in a tier system. We did a soft launch to be mindful of the number of licenses sold and not overextend
our user base.
- Open Paperless was started by Tina Zhou last year. It is a fork of Mayan with a new user interface for home users. It removes some apps typically used in the enterprise but have little of no use for home users like the workflows, smart links, digital signatures, etc. This version is smaller, faster, uses simpler deployment strategy (only single host, multi host deployments are not possible). The UI focuses on reduction of mouse travel and clicks needed to get things done. Uses almost the same backend code.

We now have 3 code bases: 1 free, 2 commercial. Our goal is to merge the best of all and end up with no more than 2 code bases: 1 free and 1 commercial, avoid fragmentation and keep the best features available to all users with having to install different versions.

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:49 am
by mike974
Can i know actually what is the last version number of the 3 code bases ?

You said :
We now have 3 code bases: 1 free, 2 commercial. Our goal is to merge the best of all and end up with no more than 2 code bases: 1 free and 1 commercial, avoid fragmentation and keep the best features available to all users with having to install different versions.
Any approximate date for the new Pro version ?

Thank you very much!

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:46 am
by rosarior
We started the process move the assets and start consolidating the repositories. It will take us a few weeks to merge the code and decide what to kept from each version. It is very early in the process to be able to provide timeline. Ballpark figure, about 4-6 weeks.

I've never used OpenBSD before but using a VM managed to get an installation going. The preliminary steps are here: https://wiki.mayan-edms.com/index.php?t ... stallation

It launches and can be accessed with a browser but is not able to process documents because gnupg is not available in OpenBSD. There are other issues that need solving, like running everything as root. Give it a look, hope it helps.

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:21 am
by mike974
I've never used OpenBSD before but using a VM managed to get an installation going. The preliminary steps are here: https://wiki.mayan-edms.com/index.php?t ... stallation
Thank's, it will give it a try.
It launches and can be accessed with a browser but is not able to process documents because gnupg is not available in OpenBSD.
In OpenBSD we have :
[ ] gnupg-1.4.22p1-card-ldap.tgz
[ ] gnupg-1.4.22p1.tgz
[ ] gnupg-2.2.4.tgz
[ ] gnuplot-5.2.1-no_x11.tgz
[ ] gnuplot-5.2.1.tgz

And doas, chroot...

Thank you very much for all your replies Rosarior

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:45 am
by rosarior
Been using OpenBSD for a few days now and got a better feeling for how things are done. The updated instructions are in: https://wiki.mayan-edms.com/index.php?t ... stallation

GnuPG, pdftotext, libreoffice and scanimage are all working in this setup.

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:34 am
by mike974
Oh, thank you so much !

I will try it soon, let's you know.

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:44 pm
by eriggs
Roberto showed me his OpenBSD installs and his development setup of Mayan and I have to say, it runs even better than in Linux! I might try OpenBSD myself soon. :lol:

Re: Try your software on OpenBSD

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:18 pm
by mike974
Hi,

I wish to try this on OpenBSD.

The URL for OpenBSD installation guide, need a login ??
How can i see the documentation ?

Thank's.