RW access for german account charts

Chris Shoemaker c.shoemaker at
Fri Aug 31 09:41:49 EDT 2007

On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 03:34:33PM +0200, Rolf Leggewie wrote:
> Hi,
> I am interested in maintaining German business related accounts (mainly
> SKR04 which is what I use).  This is very uninteresting work that is of
> big concern to any German business user, but nobody else.
> Unfortuntately, that precludes all main devs.
> Thus, I was wondering if it was possible to seperate out RW privileges
> for files related to German accounts.  If so, I would like to apply for
> them.  And since this is probably more than a single person with a
> full-time job can achieve on his own, I would hope that Frank
> Ellenberger would apply as well.
> I hope it is clear what I am talking about, if not, ask.  I originally
> raised this in
> The reason that the normal way of "send patches" is not ideal is
> (quoting myself from IRC)
> (14:53:53) Rolf: Because there are lots of changes to be done right now
> (14:54:06) Rolf: Because this is shitty work noone wants to do
> (14:54:18) Rolf: Because you have half-assed implementations all over
> the place
> There are more reasons.  It really boils down to "make it easy for the
> one that is trying to fix this while encouraging others to chip in as
> well".  If possible, there could be a small group of people with RW
> access for maintaining the German accounts only.
> This would not affect gnucash core.

My recommendation would be to maintain a "mob" branch.  This is a
publicly-writable branch from which other devs can cherry-pick commits.

This would come in handy for the occasional currency updates, too.
And, sometimes, there are good patches that hang out in bugzilla for
too long - just because they don't have much visibility.


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