Bug 336843 - Attach files to Transactions

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 14 13:12:21 EST 2013


In regards to updating the documentation, I will see what I can do. However, since I am not a developer, I rely on the released packages for my user experience. If I get a chance to see the feature in action, it will make it easier to create or modify documentation. That is another argument for including the feature in 2.6!

FWIW, I am much better at editing existing text than in dreaming up new sections. If you look at the documentation bugs I have worked on, you will see that tendency clearly.


P.S.-- My original comment got auto-corrected erroneously. I meant to say "easier for end users to grok than the db" rather than "easier for end users to groom than the db" ...

 From: John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.fremont.ca.us>
To: David <sunfish62 at yahoo.com> 
Cc: Patrick <patrick at setsuid.net>; Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu>; "gnucash-devel at gnucash.org Devel" <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> 
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: Bug 336843 - Attach files to Transactions

On Nov 13, 2013, at 10:32 PM, David <sunfish62 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> As a longtime user and sometime documentarian, John, I'd have to vote for going ahead, with some clear statement that makes it clear that this is an initial attempt to provide a long-requested feature. I think that while your points are valid, the general concepts involved are mostly straightforward, and users looking for this feature will put up with the rough edges.

Agreed, except that there is no documentation. Perhaps you could include "now" in "sometime documentarian"? Please?

> The precedent here is the db backend, which has been a part of the package for a while, but continues to be considered experimental. Even with all its flaws, it's been included. I think this feature is easier for end users to groom than the db that is not a db. I vote for adding it.

OK, that's a persuasive argument. 

John Ralls

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