exiting from gnome

TIm Wunder tim at thewunders.org
Mon Mar 10 09:08:43 CST 2003

On 3/10/2003 8:54 AM, someone claiming to be Nigel Titley wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 13:39, Greg Troxel wrote:
>>  Nope.  Just like there is no way for gnucash to stop you from
>>  unplugging your computer or turning it off.  Exiting gnome is
>>  outside the purvue of gnucash.  By the time gnucash gets told
>>  that gnome is going away, you have no more UI.
> One way out of this would be for gnucash to gain the ability to process
> its own log files on startup. If there existed log files which were more
> recent than the save date on the main data file, gnucash could offer to
> roll forward the missing transactions.

Suppose the user edits or changes the gnucash data file externally, thus 
changing it's timestamp. What would happen?

Could the transactions get saved as tentative (or something) and at 
gnucash start the user asked if he/she wants to apply the changes?

Something like:
"There were unsaved transactions from your last session. What do you 
want to do?
[Apply] [Cancel] [Review]"

Apply would save the file legitimately.
Cancel would revert the changes
Review would bring up the list of transactions for editing in a register 
window (or windows)

Just a thought...

> I appreciate this needs some code writing... but it does address
> concerns raised several times on this list about the ability to recover
> lost work by applying the log files. I don't feel sufficiently at home
> with the gnucash code to offer to do this yet I'm afraid. Some time in
> the future possibly.


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