What is it ?
The gShop Project is an OpenSource Project
to create a fully-featured retail point of sale application, suitable for a range of businesses.
You can read the System Requirements Specification (SRS) online, as well
as the System Design Document (SDD) and System Test Specification
(STD) to get more information on what it does, how it works, and how
it is tested.
gShop is based on a proven product - GtkPizza, which has been used in
Pizza Bar businesses now for a number of years, so there is a wealth of
real-world experience as the foundation for this project.
How is it different ?
The design of gShop incorporates the business rules, screen layouts, graphical
touchscreen panel layouts, and general program flow inside the actual application database.
This allows for a great deal of customisation of the application which can be performed by
the average user.
In addition to this, the screen designs are all built using
Glade Builder and all of the source code is available from
SourceForge, which gives unparalleled
support for customisations and extensions.
No other Retail / Point of Sale application offers both users, developers and VAR's this
sort of power to quickly adapt the application to suit their needs. Not only that, but there
are no up front costs, no licence fees, no royalties, no required extras and no hidden catches.
It's Free software - and will always remain free.
What about commercial support ?
Commercial support is available, in the following forms :
- Email / Internet Support
SourceForge based site
provides you with complete bug tracking, user forums, and software updates available
24hrs/7days via the internet. This service is free of charge, and suitable for
any general requests or recomendations.
For more specific requests, you can email the developers directly, and discuss
your specific requirements.
- On-Site Support
The developers of the software are spread across
the world, so it may be possible for us to locate someone in your corner of the
world to provide on-site support on a commercial basis.
Just email us and ask, and we will see what we can do !
- Turn-Key Solutions and Support Contracts
You just want a turnkey solution with guaranteed support ?
Contact us now to discuss your requirements, and we will provide you with
a prompt, realistic assessment, and a price guaranteed to please.
- CD-Rom subscription
We are planning on creating CD-ROM subscriptions, probably on a quarterly basis,
which include the latest stable release of the software, archives of forums,
documenation, and latest stable versions of supporting software such databases,
web server / PHP software, etc.
Is gShop available in my language ?
gShop is built specifically to take advantage of the new internationalisation
features in the Gnome Desktop. We have developers and
translators to convert the application to various languages.