gnucash-android implementation (Three projects for Gnucash)
stimming at tuhh.de
Sun Feb 6 16:25:06 EST 2011
Am Sonntag, 6. Februar 2011 schrieb Ryan M. Ward:
> "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?
It means re-writing everything from scratch. By everything, I mean:
> > 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.
> > Regards,
> > Graham
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