GSoC Android proposal

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Apr 10 16:57:14 EDT 2012

On Apr 10, 2012, at 1:17 PM, Christian Stimming wrote:

> 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.


I took the liberty of copying the first paragraph to a comment on Ngewi's proposal for the benefit of the Gnome folks. I hope you don't mind.

John Ralls

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