Scope of GNUCash

Wm wm_o_o_o at
Tue Feb 13 21:49:18 EST 2018

On 13/02/2018 15:30, Adrien Monteleone wrote:
> Michael,
> I agree completely on the separation point, especially with regard to controls.

If you agree on that you are an idiot, Mike's POV is (if I understand 
correctly over a period of time) mainly a charitable one.

> I’ve seen first hand when sales clerks have the ability to void and edit their own transactions from a point of sales system. I can’t imagine the damage that WOULD be done if they also had the ability to access the inventory system AND the general accounting software. (even just the ability to partially close a ticket is dangerous)

Why are you blaming the workers rather than the employers?

Why do you think a piece of software can help if you are shitting on 
your employees?

Mike, is this what you expected as a response?  Adrien appears to be a 
person that trusts no-one.

Welcome to the tacky politics of Trumpian merka :(

> As for interoperability, the devil is always in the details but I see three main hangups. First, any software should be able to import it’s own exports. 

Yes, import and export should work but doesn't.  I'm not fussed because 
I know how to make it happen anyway.  I'm just not allowed to tell you 
how because a senior gets upset if I say.

> Second, any software with imports should be able to allow the user an easy way to map fields and save that mapping for future use. 

Not important, that is usually a one-off and gnc does that anyway.

> Third, importing and exporting should be possible to schedule or trigger without manual user intervention. (so apps can talk to each other reliably without lag)

Wrong!  I specifically do *not* want importing and exporting to happen 
without me saying so.

> I think 3.0 is going to partially address the first and second case. I don’t think the third is contemplated yet. The third is also dangerous for accounting so it should be very carefully implemented and certainly not a default condition.

The third is sufficiently dangerous that I say NO.


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