ERPNext Change Management

I found a small issue in the behavior of the Service Provider listings on the website. Not a big deal, but worth correcting. I was also interested in understanding the process first hand from issue report to fixed code.

I had first noticed the number of members shown in the Calgary Chapter short description wasn’t the same as the number of members listed on the detail page. I suspected I was the cause, having just joined the chapter and then left, while investigating a separate problem with my profile 

The summary view shows two members in the Calgary Chapter, but there are three listings on the detailed page.

My colleague John Clarke (founder of the ERPNext Foundation Calgary Chapter) created an issue in the erpnext project repo on Github with my screenshots attached for explanation.


Back at ERPNext headquarters in Mumbai, a developer named Vishdha assigned the issue to himself. He also left a record showing the incorrect data had been removed from the production site database.

Nabinhait, a senior developer, added the issue to the January 2018 milestone (implying a monthly cadence to releases). Vishadh found the issue had been corrected in a pull request he issued two weeks ago (but obviously not yet pushed to the production site). Leaving a trail for others to follow, Vishadh added a reference to the issue in the pull request, and cross-referenced the pull request in the issue.

Following trail from the issue to Vishdha’s Pull Request, the pull request is comprised of changes to 7 files in four individual commits.

Reviewing the individual commits,

we can drill down one final level to see the actual changes Vishdha made in each file. 

However, although a fix was committed to the erpnext code repository two weeks ago, it’s clearly not yet on the foundation server (

Vishdha wasn’t finished yet though and submitted a pull request to add the fix to the non_profit domain, which was subsequently merged into master by nabinhait which then officially closed the issue.

Transparent and trusted. What more could you want? 

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