[GSoC 2012 Ideas] GnuCash Android application

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 8 14:56:35 EST 2012


I will start by saying I'm not a developer/mentor, but just a longtime user. 

The itch that I would love to see scratched is the reports module. It would be really nice to see some progress on rebuilding this into something mortal users can reasonably expect to manipulate for their immediate needs. Whether that means wrapping what's there in a better interface (maybe some graphical UI to create Scheme-based reports?) or rebuilding on a different platform altogether is not important to me. I just would like to see an easier end user experience.

This is an area that many users find frustrating, and is an ongoing complaint from new users.

Also, I thought someone had put together a bit to work on budgeting, but I don't see that on the wiki page. Did it get dropped?


 From: John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us>
To: gnucash-devel List <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> 
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2012 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: [GSoC 2012 Ideas] GnuCash Android application

On Mar 6, 2012, at 2:35 AM, Muslim Chochlov wrote:

> I'm glad you guys are excited about this idea. I hope we will have a
> skilled student to select this project.
> So far I updated the initial draft, mostly the requirements and learning
> benefits for the student. But overall it looks good
> and GSoC-ready.

The application [1] is due tomorrow at noon UTC-8. I went over it just now and cleaned up a few awkward bits and reworked the student questionnaire.

Please, everyone at least look it over, even if you're not planning to mentor this year. The "ideas" page is a bit thin, too, so if anyone has a suggestion for a good 10-week project for a beginner/intermediate programmer, please contribute it there.

John Ralls

[1] http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/GSoC2012/OrgApplication
[2] http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/GSoC2012
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