GDA: Status

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Thu May 29 16:26:33 EDT 2008

On Wednesday 28 May 2008, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:
> > On Tuesday 27 May 2008, you wrote:
> >> Gnucash has some bizaare flaws though: gnucash will actively stop you
> >> trying to give your customer a refund by refusing to post an invoice
> >> with a negative total. In the mean time we hack the XML by hand (!!!!!),
> >> but once invoice addition is automated, this problem will go away.
> >
> > Heh, I have been bitten by that one too ! I have chosen to keep credit
> > notes (negative invoices) outside of the business tools for that reason.
> > This works, but my credit notes have to do without the added consistency
> > checks done by the business tools.
> Currently you can sort of do a credit note through the Process Payment
> mechanism, but it's not perfect.
How does this work ? A link to some documentation is also ok...

> Honestly, I wrote the business features for my own use, and indeed it's
> worked quite fine for me.  The fact that other people can use them at
> all is just gravy.  You're welcome to take the same approach and write
> the code you need to get your work done.  This *IS* the devel list
> after all!   Patches are always welcome.
I am aware of that as you could read in my earlier mail in this topic. Alas 
for several reasons, I am currently unable to provide patches. And I said as 
well my comments were not meant to complain. Do you prefer I create a bug 
report for this issue ? I will gladly do so.


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