No file or file required ?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Dec 18 10:52:20 EST 2009

Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:

> P.S. Although I started this discussion, I'm not sure I will be the one to 
> implement all this, given I don't have the experience (yet). But I would like 
> to come to a clean design spec anyway as I didn't want Derek's suggestion to 
> go lost an because a clean design spec will make it easier to implement 
> finally, by whoever it will be.

Quickbooks forces the user to run through a New File druid before you
can play with its features.  I believe Quicken might do something
similar (but I haven't verified that).

I think providing this startup druid that would, e.g., let businesses
fill in default settings, would be a Good Thing.

I'm happy to split that bug into two; I still think we should force the
user to have a backing-store, but I understand why you disagree.

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