chris.good at ozemail.com.au
Sat May 28 00:17:34 EDT 2016
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Ralls [mailto:jralls at ceridwen.us]
> Sent: Saturday, 28 May 2016 12:38 PM
> To: Chris Good <chris.good at ozemail.com.au>
> Cc: gnucash-devel at gnucash.org
> Subject: Re: GnuCash backup
> > On May 27, 2016, at 5:44 PM, Chris Good <chris.good at ozemail.com.au>
> > Hi,
> > I've created a gui (JavaFX/OpenJFX) Java app for backing up GnuCash
> > data to an encrypted 7-zip file in a 3rd party cloud storage directory
> > (Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive).
> > This works for Linux or Windows (I don't have a Mac).
> > There is a one-time setup where you define your GnuCash data file and
> > the local directory for the 3rd party cloud storage.
> > After finishing a GnuCash session, you just start the backup app (I've
> > called it BackupGnuCash), optionally select different directories,
> > enter the password for encryption and click the Backup button and the
> > app encrypts the GnuCash data, saved reports and preferences files to
> > a date/time stampded filename in the local 3rd party cloud storage
> > I'd like to make this available for others to use (GPL v3 ?).
> > I'd appreciate any comments about if you think this is useful and how
> > I could make this available for others.
> > I'd like to make available:
> > 1. the .jar file for non-technical users who are not capable of
> > building the app themselves and are prepared to trust me.
> > 2. both the Windows and Linux netbeans projects so technical users
> > check my source to ensure I'm not doing anything insecure, and build
> > the .jar file themselves, or modify it if they wish.
> > I don't have my own web server. I was thinking github or FSF?
> The GNU project has a somewhat complex procedure  for introducing a
> project to GNU, so you'll find Github easier provided you've used git as
> version control system while developing your program. Another option is
> SourceForge; if you just want to distribute archives without also
> your source code repository SF will be more accommodating for you than
> Github. There are a few other hosting sites out there, so if neither SF
> Github feel like a good fit search around a bit.
> Do note that if you are going to license your program under the GPL--or
> other Free license--you must distribute sources in a usable form.
> John Ralls
>  http://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html=
Thanks for your suggestions.
I'll investigate github.
I didn't use git as my version control system while developing this app but
it's pretty simple so hopefully it won't be too hard to add git or create a
new project incorporating git.
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