Addition of HBCI support, Maturity of 1.7-branch, next stable release time frame?

Benoit Grégoire
Mon, 8 Apr 2002 17:42:01 -0400

> few. This means that IF we add HBCI-support in Gnucash, we would
> actually be the FIRST ONE to do this. Within all humility, this would
> probably give us press reactions up to the leading-edge computing
> journals ("First open source HBCI client ever available") and it might
> boost our user base in Germany by maybe a factor of 10.
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> the two. On the other hand, the time frame of implementing HBCI support
> *and* getting enough users to test it would be to do that during the
> next ~3-4 months. AND once the HBCI support has reached a beta stage, I
> would definitely want to make a *new stable release* with precisely the
> HBCI support added (and giving us the press etc. echo mentioned above).

This is great, in that same timeframe, we should also have working OFX 
support, which would make GnuCash the only OpenSource pachkage (that I know 
of) that would support either or both of those standards.

I will soon start working on the integration of my OFX library with GnuCash.  
However, much of the user interface issues will be common between the two 
systems.  It would be important to have some coordination, and ideally have a 
common design, so we dont duplicate our work.  Account creation, matching, 
transaction matching, transaction duplicate verification, and probably many 
more issues should be exactly the same for both systems.  

Benoit Grégoire