GSoC Android proposal

Christian Stimming christian at
Tue Apr 10 16:17:19 EDT 2012

Am Dienstag, 10. April 2012, 01:36:56 schrieb Ngewi Fet:
> After doing a crash course in QFX, I have written a small module for
> outputting expenses in the OFX format which was proposed as a better
> alternative to the QIF format.
> The code can be found here:
> I am grateful for any feedback.

This is very good! The code looks clean, with a sufficiently detailed 
architecture to actually see the working code and producing valid OFX. 
Obviously you have some good experience with Android Java programming! The way 
you are re-using the existing frameworks (e.g. Java Arraylist, org.w3c.dom, 
and javax.xml Transformer) is very good.

After seeing that code, I would strongly recommend to write the expense 
tracker in Android Java, as you initially proposed. It seems to me you will be 
able to get some usable Android prototype running very quickly. You should 
then be able to ensure that the interfacing between the Android app and the 
actual gnucash data file works really well. With this code example, I'd say 
you have a very very high chance to succeed with your complete proposal! 
Thanks a lot.



PS: By the way, some people reported they have been able to develop gnucash 
using Eclipse as well...

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