Regarding "GnuCash Design Document"

Christian Stimming christian at
Wed Mar 27 16:06:25 EDT 2013

Am Mittwoch, 27. März 2013, 12:28:37 schrieb rhill:
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> I found a PDF document titled "GnuCash Design Document" on the net @
> The document is over 13 year old. Is this document still relevant
> enough to familiarize myself with the current state of GnuCash inners?

The source code of the PDF document is still in our SVN, see here

However, 6 years ago I added the following paragraph to any section:

> This whole document is completely outdated. Don't read this. All
> function names and every described structure has changed
> completely. Only read this if you want to know how gnucash looked like
> in 1999. This is completely outdated!

To answer your question: No, it is not relevant enough anymore.

(On the other hand, parts of the described structure are frightening similar 
to today's structure, so there might still be some value in its 



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