How modular is GNUCash?
gnucash at cbbrowne.com
Sun Mar 16 18:38:56 CST 2003
> I just purchased a Zaurus (Linux based) PDA which uses Qt as it's base
> GUI library (as does KDE I believe). I would love to use GnuCash on
> this device, but more importantly, I would like to be able to allow my
> family members to use GnuCash and they are stuck with MS windows for the
> foreseeable future.
> It would seem that a port to KDE (Qt) would be one way of solving both
> these issues with one move.
> Q) Seeing Qt as one way to solve the portability issue, has anyone
> looked at using the Mozilla framework (XUL)?
Any of these options would represent a /massive/ amount of effort
involving a total rewrite of the front end.
There are two ways that this would make sense:
a) Update the RPC back end and create a KDE application using RPC.
I don't think there's any common RPC scheme between GNOME and KDE,
what with KDE having rejected CORBA, so this probably involves
creating an RPC framework for KDE in addition to writing a front
b) Write a new application that behaves as a front end, using the
PostgreSQL back end.
All the pieces are there to allow it, but I think this would
mandate pushing more of the "engine" into PostgreSQL. (Adding in
triggers, stored procedures, and such...) Not necessarily a bad
I wouldn't see XUL being /anything/ of an answer; that is an application
platform that frankly scares me, at least vis-a-vis taking it seriously
as a platform for important applications.
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