What can I do?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Sep 3 07:52:14 EDT 2004


Thanks for your offer.  GnuCash is written in C (and a little Scheme),
so C++ probably wouldn't help you here.

As for how you can help, I'd suggest you find something you don't like
and try to fix it.  If you don't feel like your programming skills are
up to snuff, you can always help with documentation, or help triage
the bug report database....



David Harrison <millionaire at shaw.ca> writes:

> Hi all,
> I am wondering  what I can do to help with the development of GnuCash?
> Let me start by introducing myself.  I am almost finished obtaining my designation
> as a CGA (Certified General Accountant) here in Canada.  Last night (Wednesday) I
> wrote my last exam in order to get my Bachalor's degree in Accounting Sciences (the
> degree is a requirement for obtaining a CGA designation).  Assuming I passed this
> exam, I will be done - yeah!!!
> I have been working in a public practice accounting firm for the last four years,
> and also do bookkeeping for several clients.  As a result I am intimately familiar
> with the popular accounting software that's out there - mostly QuickBooks and
> Simply Accounting, although I have used some others.
> Before I took up accounting, I did do some programming.  Unfortunately, that was in
> the late 80s and early 90s, so I learned Basic, Pascal and Fortran.  So, I don't
> think I can help much on the programming side.  A goal of mine is to learn C++, but
> that will take some time.  I have done some basic web page design, and I am
> familiar with HTML.
> Why am I interested in GnuCash?  Well, I have been using open source software for
> some time - Open Office, sound recording using Planet CCRMA's resources, and
> others.  Anyway, since I've been taking >From the community for a few years, it's
> about time I gave something back.  Now that I'm finished school, I'm thinking that
> I might have some time to do that.  And, since I am an accountant and this is
> accounting software, I am hoping that this would be a good fit.
> So if you have something that I may be able to help with, please let me know.
> David
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