GNUCash Development Plan?

Jeff Kletsky gnucash at
Mon Feb 13 16:18:10 EST 2012

Once again, it is the beginning of the year and I'm fighting with 
GNUCash budgeting to the point where I need to find a solution that is 
functional for me. I'd like to be able to return the work to the 
community, but I don't have a good idea of what is planned for major 
functionality changes in GNUCash in coming releases. For example, I 
found an email from John Ralls on 2011/09/26 that suggested that there 
was some thought of moving off the C-driven queries and allowing things 
to be handled by the back end.

Is there a wiki page somewhere that suggests what major changes are 
planned for upcoming releases?

Also, at one point, there was a development directive that any changes 
had to be backward compatible in that previous versions of GNUCash 
*must* be able to read newer versions of the data store without failing. 
This seems to have resulted in the use of KVP as a generic extension 
method, rather than changing the schema and providing upgrade triggers. 
Is that still the case?


Jeff Kletsky

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