An eclectic approach for collaborative GnuCash

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Jun 23 03:00:04 EDT 2014

On 21 June 2014 19:32, Emmanuel Florent <emmanuel.florent at> wrote:
> Once would like a multi-user Gnucash without the SGDB/VPN setup nightmare.
> Dream...
> The goal is to work on books on multiple computers and with multiple users.
> I've a proposal for a Python script that take a Gnucash xml file,
> convert it to post request on a REST service.
> Then using the same process it can pull down data to merge an xml file
> from the nosql db.
> To get an idea of the whole thing from a programmer view,
> here are the  unit test:
> What do you think of this off-topic proposal ?
> Would you have achieved the same goal differently ? How ? Why ?

Will this problem not be solved by the planned (eventually) completion
of the sql interface which will mean that the s/w will interact
directly with the database rather than reading it all into memory?
Then multiple users can connect to the db at once.  This is a major
piece of work however.


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