Web interface for gnuCash

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at cox.net
Tue Aug 8 12:44:28 EDT 2006

On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 11:01:41AM +0200, Graham Leggett wrote:
> On Mon, August 7, 2006 8:03 pm, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > If you specifically want something web-based, you might want to
> > look at SQL-Ledger.  GnuCash is meant to be a desktop app.  There
> > is ONE developer who thinks there might be use as a web app,
> > but I think he stands alone in that goal.
> It's sad that people should be actively criticised for suggesting new
> things for the project. The gnucash project seems to suffer significantly
> from this:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Invented_Here

Graham, it's fair to interpret Derek's response as evidence that
someone attempting this task won't have as much assistance from the
current devs.  That's the reality of limited resources.

However, it's a big inductive leap to also interpret this as "stating
that nobody else sees the value of a previously suggested feature ...
[and] that at least one key contributor is likely to block development
efforts in that direction."  That's simply incorrect.

I understand that short responses leave some ambiguity.  But, many
times, if Derek didn't respond to emails of this type, it could sit
around unanswered for days, weeeks, or forever.  Please rest assured
that patches will receive more concrete responses.

The GnuCash developers are very open to new developers, especially
ones that will address the many simplifications the codebase currently
needs, but even developers with a vision for new features, so long as
they don't expect a great deal of assistance.

Introducing a new feature into GnuCash is a lot of work, but it can be
accomplished with great deal of persistence and initiative.  I look
forward to seeing some patches or design documentation.


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