GDA: Status

Graham Leggett minfrin at
Tue May 27 12:05:54 EDT 2008

Derek Atkins wrote:

> Nope.  Not a bug.  It's a design decision.  It has nothing to do
> with DB "transactions"..  Instead it's a question of DB coherency.
> Basically, it's not supported for a user to modify GnuCash's data
> store out from under the application.  Period.  End of discussion.
> You're welcome to throw as many tantrums as you want on this topic,
> but that's just the way it is and it's just the way it's going to
> be for the forseeable future.  Sorry.

Users needs win I am afraid, if necessary I'll patch gnucash to do it 

> The GnuCash API requires no GUI.

Is the API documented anywhere?

>> Seriously, which decade do you live in? :)
> A decade with script kiddies, botnets, and identity theft.  How
> about you?

I live in a decade where some creditors will happily keep pretending 
they "didn't receive the invoice" despite them being sent it more than once.

Script kiddies, botnets and identity theft are a reality, which is why 
online statements are secured as part of the customer's existing 
relationship with us, using best practice.

Just because script kiddies exist doesn't mean I am scared off the 
internet, sorry.

>> My energy company offers online statements, my internet provider 
>> provides online statements, even my bank provides online statements.
> Yes, and those are all large enterprises running enterprise-level
> software.  GnuCash is not enterprise-level software.  Not even close.

Oh please. I build enterprise level software for banks, I believe I am 
suitably qualified to decide for myself what constitutes a secure online 

> It sounds like you really want GnuE.  I suggest you look there.

"ZoneEdit DNS services for this domain have expired."

Looks like it is a dead project to me.

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