Wiki page for design documentation

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at
Mon Sep 15 15:57:42 EDT 2014

Hi Carsten,

Am 15.09.2014 um 21:10 schrieb John Ralls:
> On Sep 15, 2014, at 11:49 AM, Carsten Rinke <carsten.rinke at>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> following the advice I have created a Wiki page 
>> Currently I feed it with what I found in doc/projects.html, so far
>> I transferred the architectural design goals.
>> How should the review procecess look like? Shall I notify you with
>> every section that I think is "ready" (i.e. when I cannot update
>> myself anymore without further help)?
> Thanks. I looked at it yesterday and it seems like a good start.
> Seeing support for OFX in “Looking Into the Future” really drives
> home how long that material has been ignored!
> What do you have in mind for the “Decisions” and “Rules” sections?
> You can report progress as often as you like. Wikis are
> collaborative, so rather than reviews others will just edit what
> you’ve written. We can discuss here, on the “talk” page associated
> with Project_and_Design_Documentation (Maybe we could shorten that to
> just “Project Design” or even just “Design”?), and on IRC as you
> prefer. Frank and I check the “Recent Changes” page frequently for
> spam suppression, so we’ll know about changes within a few hours of
> your making them, but I don’t know about others, so perhaps periodic
> updates here would be worthwhile as well.
> Regards, John Ralls

Yes, you are not unwatched there. ;-)

Just a few notes:

In most cases, I would link GnuCash to the wiki instead of the website,
because it is easier to maintain and usually more recent.

"Project Design” is long enough, if nobody has a better word for
"Project" here - "Design" alone could be interpreted "of website",
"...GUI", ....

For some parts of your index might be already more recent pages in the


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