Beyond 2.6

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Feb 12 12:16:13 EST 2013

On Feb 12, 2013, at 9:06 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> writes:
>> Indeed. I mostly meant to suggest our *engine* should be totally
>> multi-platform. The gui should be adapted to the target OS and
>> form-factor anyway. I wouldn't want to use a gui similar to current
>> GnuCash's one on an Android tablet for example. Having the engine
>> available on say Android, that could make Ngewi's work a lot easier:
>> instead of importing/exporting, he could plainly open a real gnucash
>> datafile and work directly on it. That doesn't mean the GnuCash on
>> Android tool should support all the features GnuCash on
>> Linux/OSX/Windows does, but it would be able to properly load and save
>> the file without any data loss.
> I think in the long run it would behoove us to try to migrate more of
> the "business logic" into a core platform, too.  But I'm not sure
> exactly how to do that in a clean way that provides "real-time"
> validation of inputs, without it being tied into the GUI.

What do you mean by "real-time validation of inputs"?

John Ralls

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