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The fact that LedgerSMB is open source  - meaning that the source code is freely available - makes it even more customizable and flexible.
Development of version 1.5 has reached feature completeness and has been made available to a wider audience for testing through a series of beta versions. The latest can be downloaded from SourceForge . If you run this version and have any findings, please provide feedback through the mailing lists  or by filing tickets on GitHub .
Version 1.3 has been declared End-Of-Life on 2015, Dec 23rd. With over 45 patch releases with the initial release in October 2011, we consider this version highly stable, but community efforts will be spent on maintaining 1.4 as the Long Term Support option and the 1.5 upcoming release.
Although their use is highly discouraged for both security reasons and data stability issues, older versions are still available for download on SourceForge . When using LedgerSMB versions 1.2 or earlier, you should to do so in only in a highly restricted network environment.
It's community policy to provide at least 36 months of community support for every 1.x release series. As such, there's no community support available for 1.3 or earlier LedgerSMB versions. However, some vendors are willing to provide support or migration services .
Some features currently under development and/or planned for future releases  of LedgerSMB:
The project holds high quality standards that should be expected from business software regarding these topics in particular:
We achieve this goal by:
LedgerSMB began in 2006 as a fork of the popular general ledger software package called SQL-Ledger  largely written and maintained by Dieter Simader since 1999. Versions 1.2 and earlier are largely based on SQL-Ledger's code.
As of 1.3 our codebase is quickly moving away from what we inherited.
Some of the improvements that we've made to the code base so far include:
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