Seeking documentation review

Wm Tarr wm.tarr at
Fri Oct 4 13:01:02 EDT 2013

On 04/10/2013 15:15, John Ralls wrote:
> On Oct 4, 2013, at 7:05 AM, Wm Tarr <wm.tarr at> wrote:
>> On 24/09/2013 03:32, Robert Ratliff wrote:
>>> Can someone please review some documentation I've written that I would like to contribute to GnuCash? I've created a bug for the change, and submitted my changes as a patch.
>>> The patches are in the bug report here:
>> I have a few comments to make, some are small changes to actual text, others more general.  What is the best way to do it?
> Make your comments on the bug report.

Done for now.

RobertR:  no amount of explaining is going to fix gnc's Budgeting but we 
might as well explain what it does and doesn't do as is.

Are other people here OK with that approach?  I might be able to fix a 
few of the reports but I don't have the inside-gnc knowledge to fix the 
guts and always just take it outside, at least I know my scripts work 
and what their limits are.  So I sort of wonder if some of the reports 
shouldn't just be marked "may not do what you expect".

I should add that I used Stable rather than Unstable for my testing but 
I don't think anyone has worked on Budgets recently.  I can use either 
if anyone can tell me otherwise.

If you want to edit the files on /Windows/ or /MacOSX/, we don't know 
yet a good software tool that can process the DocBook files so that you 
can see the final document. Please add your comments here if you have a 
better solution.
I did it all on Win XP using cygwin (sans X) having googled in circles 
for a bit.  Should cygwin or mingw+msys be a barrier to people editing 
documentation these days?  the *nix command line instructions worked fine.

Wm ...

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