Network / Multi-user capabilities

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Jan 16 12:19:23 EST 2009


cossme <cossme at> writes:

> Hey there,
> I am wondering about the current status of GnuCash concerning network /
> multi-user (allow sharing and prallel using of data by multiple users at the
> same time) capabilities. As I understood there was once something (planned)
> called the gnucash accounting server w/ a network login but it seams to not
> exist anymore.

This never existed.

> Does anybody know if there is anything left or any activities in this directon?

There are none at this time.

> If so I would be happy to put in development effort myself if needed.

Well, with the new DBI backend one could theoretically extend
that to enable multiple users running gnucash against the same
database.  But that would require additional work to keep each
copy of GnuCash in sync with the database, so when data gets
changed from one instance the other instances get notifications
and can update their local cache of the data.

> Cheers,
> cossme


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