New Documentation Bug

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Mon Jan 30 05:14:26 EST 2017

Op zondag 29 januari 2017 08:28:39 CET schreef John Ralls:
> > On Jan 29, 2017, at 12:42 AM, David T. via gnucash-devel
> > <gnucash-devel at> wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just submitted a new documentation bug (bug 777893) to add information
> > about the SQL back end to the documentation.
> > 
> > I am aware of the long-standing issues regarding the SQL back end, but it
> > seems to me that the basic functionality of these back ends has
> > stabilized enough that information about them needs to get in to the
> > documentation. In short, it is time to get something in the docs, so that
> > users new and old can get information that is clear and accurate.
> > 
> > The reason I am sending this message to the devel list is that this topic
> > will need the perspective and input from as many expert users and
> > developers as possible to ensure that the information added for these
> > features is clear about both the status of the feature as well as its
> > limitations. The documentation needs to be carefully worded so that users
> > can make informed decisions about the data format they ultimately choose.
> > 
> > So, please look at the bug, reply here, or make suggestions on wording as
> > you see fit.
> ISTM what needs to be covered is:
> 1. Additional dependencies on Linux.
> 2. There are no automatic backups Users must arrange to make periodic
> snapshots themselves. 3. No simultaneous multi-user access.
> 4. Required privs on MySQL/Maria and Postgres.
> 5. Users of MySQL/Maria and Postgres are expected to either be competent
> DBAs or have a competent DBA available to help them; the GnuCash team can't
> help with DB management issues.
Does the OS X/Quarz version of gnucash ship with full support for all three 
dbi backends ? Last time I tried (which was ages ago!) only sqlite was 


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