Web interface for gnuCash

Graham Leggett minfrin at sharp.fm
Tue Aug 8 05:56:01 EDT 2006

On Tue, August 8, 2006 11:26 am, Christian Stimming wrote:

> *cough* Nobody gets criticised for suggesting new things *and*
> submitting patches to implement that (or outlining the actual
> implementation path *in detail*). What we *do* criticise is when people
> suggest "please do x and y" but expect *us* to start planning that exact
> features immediately into our development plans. Feel free to suggest
> new features anytime, but if the suggested feature happens to be
> different from the agendas of the current developers, you will have to
> do the details yourself.

> Actually I don't understand what you mean by "actively criticised":
> Derek didn't criticise the question about the web interface at all;
> instead he only explained that this is not our goal for gnucash. Period.

You contradict your first paragraph above.

I have reached the point where Gnucash in it's current form is no longer
useful, and I have to make a decision to either a) develop the software
further and submit patches for inclusion into the trunk, or b) drop
Gnucash and invest the effort in something else.

So far, evidence suggests that even if I coded up patches, they would be
rejected, because, as you state very clearly, "this is not out goal for
Gnucash, period".

This is very unfortunate, as Gnucash has an excellent user interface, and
would make a very good platform for a larger accounting system.

> Not helpful. It rather seems to me you haven't understood how such a
> volunteer-based project works at all.

Having been involved for many years with one of the largest (and oldest)
volunteer software projects, I would disagree, but then you are free to
believe what you will.


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