[Gnucash-changes] Fix function name.

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Sep 15 13:58:12 EDT 2005

Quoting Neil Williams <linux at codehelp.co.uk>:

>> Unfortunately the QOF_UTC_DATE_FORMAT value was shoved into
>> the middle of an existing enum instead of added at the end, so in fixing
>> the gnc-date-format widget I had to expose it to the user.
> It cannot be removed for a v.good reason.

I don't think the question was removing it.. I think David's point was that it
was put into the middle of the enum instead of at the end of the enum.  If it
were at the end of the enum then the Gnucash UI could just ignore it (stop one
short) and not display that as an option.   Because it's in the middle of the
enum the UI can't skip over it.

(I'll point out that it /can/ skip over it.. but it's more work than 
just ending

> Don't hide it. It does not mean you have to use it.

I think David's point is that we don't want to present this option to users,
because it's not a very user-friendly format.  So, since we don't expect users
to want it, and honestly I don't think we want users to use it, there's no
reason we should present them the option to print dates in this format.   Keep
in mind that this format is for reports and other user-visible things.

> Naturally, any changes to QOF files will be tested within the GnuCash tree. I
> now have a FC3 system I can use to check changes prior to commit and Debian
> unstable is due to be fixed in a few days.

I thought the new g-wrap package has already been uploaded?   In any 
event, the
testing David is asking for is more than just checking the compilation.  It's
also running the program and going into that dialog and making sure all the
options work and do the right thing.  This is especially important when the
enums gets changed.  :)


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