GSoC Android proposal

Cristian Marchi cri79 at
Tue Apr 24 15:42:13 EDT 2012

Great news! Congratulations!
Can you please write a short summary of what your project is aiming at? 
I would like to use it as the first post on the google page of GnuCash 
[1] just to test it and see if it gets momentum.

Thanks for your time and good luck on your project.


Il 24/04/2012 1.45, Ngewi Fet ha scritto:
> I just got the mail that my proposal was accepted to GSOC 2012.
> Thanks to the mentors and the community for the support through the
> application process.
> I am looking forward to the coding work ahead.
> Cheers,
> Ngewi
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 22:57, John Ralls<jralls at>  wrote:
>> 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.
>> Christian,
>> 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.
>> Regards,
>> John Ralls
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