gnucash-android implementation (Three projects for Gnucash)
Ryan M. Ward
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Sun Feb 6 16:23:58 EST 2011
"It would be very cool if gnucash was available from a restful interface, so that a mobile app, a desktop app, any app could take advantage of it, regardless of where it was."
How difficult would it be to switch?
Ryan M. Ward
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> From: minfrin at sharp.fm
> To: stimming at tuhh.de
> Subject: Re: gnucash-android implementation (Three projects for Gnucash)
> Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:16:15 +0200
> CC: gnucash-devel at gnucash.org
> On 06 Feb 2011, at 9:44 PM, Christian Stimming wrote:
> > There is no such interchange file format available as well at the
> > moment.
> > Again: Even though in gnucash we always insisted you have to use the
> > existing
> > C code, the situation now has changed and there is a significant
> > user request
> > which can technically be solved only by re-implementing everything
> > in a
> > different language that will access the SQL directly.
> > So we, the gnucash team, have to reconsider our original point of
> > view and
> > should better get to live with the new changed situation...
> One of the big downsides of the SQL format in it's current
> implementation is it's very difficult to share, and people would share
> the database between a mobile device and say a desktop device, or you
> might want to share your database with the accountant who does your tax.
> Sure, you could send them a dump of the whole thing every time, but if
> they make changes, they have to merge them back with yours, which is
> less than ideal.
> We currently keep the XML file in an svn repository, and mandate that
> anybody who works on the gnucash file must lock the file before making
> changes. It takes discipline, but everyone has access to the latest
> version when necessary.
> It would be very cool if gnucash was available from a restful
> interface, so that a mobile app, a desktop app, any app could take
> advantage of it, regardless of where it was.
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