Preferences for accounting software
warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Mar 22 10:26:39 EST 2005
Much of this choice depends on what you're trying to accomplish. C.f.
SQL-Ledger, a fully web-based accounting package. GnuCash's goals are
different than those of SQL-Ledger, so the tools used to realize those
goals are different.
GnuCash is trying to be a quicken/quickbooks replacement, whereas
SQL-Ledger is, um, not. ;) Being a "quicken replacement" gnucash
would be way too much to install on a personal computer if it required
apache and all that entailed! Being standalone fits that model better.
The choices for your app are obviously going to depend on what you're
Kaarel <kaarel at future.ee> writes:
> Sorry if it is a bit off topic but we are in the middle of deciding
> whether to use GTK for our next product or implement it entirely in HTML.
> The product is an accounting software. It should run on multiple
> platforms, it should be easy to use SQL server in the local machine and
> in the remote server, it should be easy to use the product *securely*
> remotely over internet, it should be easy to view and print all sorts of
> graphs and reports and so on.
> So, can someone give some pros and cons of using a standalone toolkit
> like GTK to develop an accounting software instead of using (X)(D)HTML?
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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