Are There Plans For A GUI Overhaul?

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Oct 20 20:07:32 EDT 2016

> On Oct 20, 2016, at 8:55 AM, Wm via gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at> wrote:
> On 20/10/2016 06:52, Thomas Baumgart wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Thursday 20 October 2016 00:31:29 Lincoln A Baxter wrote:
>>> IMO, you are asking the right (hard) questions... I'm interested in
>>> seeing the response to the question.  Is this a
>>> fork, or not?
>> I can certainly answer that: No it is not a fork, even though some concepts 
>> are similar/inspired by GnuCash and it uses the same backends like AqBanking 
>> and libOFX provided as separate libraries.
> thank you
> I am aware that this can bring up feelings but is there a document
> describing the motivation to develop separately?
> for all I know it could simply have been born of the KDE thing of doing
> it yourself even if it wasn't necessary and you weren't going to do it
> better :)
> I think some things could be borrowed both ways but maybe everyone is
> just too old and grumpy to talk about it ...

Their repository on SourceForge started in 2001, only a couple of years after GnuCash. Being a KDE project, it's in C++ and always was. That alone would have limited the opportunities for shared development.

John Ralls

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