How modular is GNUCash?

Linas Vepstas linas at
Mon Mar 17 08:39:26 CST 2003

On Mon, Mar 17, 2003 at 03:30:31PM +0900, Shimpei Yamashita was heard to remark:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 06:38:56PM -0500,
> Christopher Browne wrote:
> > > 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. 
> On a tangential note, the Zaurus uses Qt-Embedded, which doesn't come with
> KDE libraries. A KDE port won't really help as far as the Zaurus is
> concerned. Even if you could get a port running, I don't want to think about
> how slow such a beast would be on the Z, with its 32MB of RAM and a pitifully
> weak bus to secondary storage.

GnuCash is memory greedy, although I'm not sure how much of that is
scheme, and how much of that is gnome, and how much is other things (raw

A Qt port would also require rethinking the user interface; the current
interface design uses up way to much screen real-estate, and would be
awful on a small screen.


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