Base And Gnucash

blfs at blfs at
Mon Apr 29 13:57:43 EDT 2013

I do not understand your reply.  We are using a program based on Access for our accounting.

I would dearly like a solution without Microsoft.

----- Original Message -----
From: John Ralls <jralls at>
To: blfs at
Cc: gnucash-devel at
Sent: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:28:47 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Base And Gnucash

On Apr 29, 2013, at 9:58 AM, blfs at wrote:

> Why isn't Gnucash based on Base? 
> I have not looked at this program in some time, but last time I checked it out it was pretty 
> much worthless to me. The program is pretty much a black box and modification are 
> very difficult. 
> The best idea would be to base the program on Base. This would allow the user to easily modify 
> the code for their needs. 
> If there is such a project in the works, I would like to help. If there is no such project, I would like to help start it. 

Because Gnucash isn't that kind of a program. It's an accounting program, the exact domain for which SQL was invented. "Basically Available, Soft state, Eventual consistency" are all anathema to accountants. Would you want your bank to treat your account that way?

John Ralls


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