exiting from gnome
warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Mar 10 12:06:45 CST 2003
If you want this, use the Postgres backend. That's what it's
Kevin Benton <kevinb at bentonfam.org> writes:
> Those are good ideas. One other thing we could do is to have GNUCash
> continuously update its files (database) on the fly and leave them in a
> state where a kill would not be catastrophic. Quicken seems to do the
> same thing. I think we should be able to handle a ctl-alt-backspace, or
> worse, a power failure with at worst, the transaction being entered in
> jeopardy. During imports, a method must be devised to allow it to know
> whether or not to back out changes after restoring power (Tim's method
> below seems applicable). Of course, one other reliable method is to
> periodically back up the files (Quicken does this every n exits - mine's
> set to 3). That way, I get a "known good" backup from time to time.
> Then, at worst, my data entry is limited to restoring to that last known
> good, often no more than three days ago. With online banking, it makes
> the job pretty easy to go back a few days. It seems to me that we're
> just talking about a good disaster recovery method.
> On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 07:08, TIm Wunder wrote:
> > 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.
> > >
> > Regards,
> > Tim
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