Install Eclipse for Odoo (Formally OpenERP)

OpenERP      :     8.0
Postgresql    :     9.1
Eclipse          :     latest in Ubuntu repository
Run the following commands from the terminal.
1). Installs eclipse and its dependencies.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install  eclipse
2). Installs python and its libraries packages required for openerp-server
sudo apt-get install python python-psycopg2 python-reportlab python-pychart python-pydot 
python-egenix-mxdatetime python-lxml python-libxslt1 python-tz python-dateutil python-vobject
python-mako python-yaml python-dev python-setuptools python-pybabel
3). OpenerpERP server uses postgresql database server for its working so,
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pitti/postgresql
do apt-get update
sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1 postgresql-client-9.1 postgresql-contrib-9.1
4). Create a database user for OpenERP in postgresql server, who can create  databases and manipulate them.

sudo su postgres
 createuser <system-user-name> (enter “y” when prompted for super user role)
 5). Openerp-server 6.1 requires Werkzeug and Python-openid packages to be installed.
Werkzeug-0.8.3.tar.gz#md5=12aa03e302ce49da98703938f257347a  (copy the full link)
                   tar -zxvf  Werkzeug-0.8.3.tar.gz
                   cd Werkzeug-0.8.3
                   python install
                   cd ..
python-openid-2.2.5.tar.gz#md5=393f48b162ec29c3de9e2973548ea50d  (copy the full link)
                   tar -zxvf python-openid/python-openid-2.2.5.tar.gz
                   cd python-openid-2.2.5
                   python install
                   cd ..
6). Install PyDev plugin in eclipse
a) help -> Install New Software.
b) In Install dialog box, Click Add.
c) Give name ‘pydev’ and type the path. i.e.
d) click ok.
e) select pydev checkbox and follow the steps by clicking finish
7). Adding python in eclipse can be done by
a) window -> Preferences
b) In Preferences dialog box expand pydev from left side tree
c) click on Interpreter-Python
d) click new (python interpreter)
e) browse and select  “File System–>usr–>bin–>python” and  also give name “python2.6”
f) click ok then again ok
8). Download Openerp 8.0 source tarball from
9). Extract the tarball downloaded and create a folder Openerp and move the tarball and extract it there, rename it  
to Openerp-8.0
10). Switch the workspace folder to created Openerp folder and create a new Pydev project in eclipse named Openerp-8.0.
New-> project –> Pydev –> Pydev project
project name – Openerp-8.0
check Use default
Press F5 after creating the project to refresh the workspace.
11). In Eclipse package explorer, Rename openerp-server in Openerp-6.1 folder to
Right Click on, –> Run as –> Python run.
Openerp web can be accessed from the browser through browser http://localhost:8069.

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