session logs [was: XML size (was: no subject) ]
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 10:37:56 -0500
In a message dated: 04 Apr 2002 09:58:22 EST
Derek Atkins said:
>Hmm.. Perhaps we should allow 'session logs'? I'm not sure how to do
>this in general, particularly with a database. Maybe the way to do
>this is to tie each data entry to a particular "session" and then
>allow the session to have a log message?
I don't think you need to be able to tie it a specific set of entries
or anything. I mostly use the comment feature of RCS to state what I
did this session and remind me what I might need to do next time
along. Since RCS also ties a date to each session, It's also easy
for me to check the last time I actually did anything within gnucash.
This last thing is more a curiosity satisfier than anything else,
since I often find myself sitting here for days, weeks, months,
without realizing I haven't spent any time doing my finances.
Occasionally I'll ask myself when was the last time I did anything,
and I can easily check the RCS logs for the date stamp.
Not a major thing and I'd obviously be able to live without it :)
What could be done though, getting back the 'session log' idea is
just provide a widget which allowed entering free form text. That
entry would get date/time stamped. It could just be another table
within the database. Additionally, when someone went to import/export
ascii text, the widget could pop up requesting a comment.
(of course, auto-pop-up widgets should be user configurable so they
can be set to never, ever appear again should the user hate this idea :)
Just some random thoughts.