[GNC-dev] Git Questions With Documentation

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 18 10:01:59 EDT 2018


I am glad that you are taking on this aspect of the docs. Thank you.

I would like to note to you (and reiterate for the larger group) the following important information:

I am a POOR CHOICE to be considered some kind of documentation expert. While I have a great deal of editorial experience, and have reasonable technical writing sensibilities, I have demonstrated over the years a profound and preternatural ability to mess up this documentation process. Placing your trust in my skills and abilities is likely to lead to trouble.


> On Sep 18, 2018, at 9:00 AM, David Cousens <davidcousens at bigpond.com> wrote:
> Hi Frank,
> The problem I was having is that until David Ts changes are merged into the main repo
> I can't pull them using either GitHub or GitKraken to my local repo from the GnuCash-docs github.
> I use Gitkraken and it has just allowed me to clone https://github.com/sunfish62/gnucash-docs into a second repo on my
> computer so I should be able to feed any material to him through that. David suggested I add sections on the other
> import  facilities i.e. DTAUS MT940 and MT942 I'm happy to do that but it will be easier if I can do the changes here
> then send david a pull request. 
> One problem I will have is getting sample files for the MT940, MT942 and DTAUS formats so I can run through the
> interfaces. I have a friend who was a manager with Deutsche Bank a few years ago but Klaus is now working for another
> company in Melbourne.
> If you know where I can find any sample files I would appreciate getting hold of them.  It would be good to have a
> collection of  sample files for testing Gnucash in any case as part of the program. No problem for the internal ones
> that Gnucash can export. 
> Best wishes 
> David (Cousens)
> On Tue, 2018-09-18 at 13:15 +0200, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote:
>> Hi David Cousens,
>> Am 18.09.18 um 10:36 schrieb David Cousens:
>>> David,
>>> It was the master branch which was 139 commits behind. I looked at the maint
>>> branch and noticed it was up to date.
>>> I have tried forking your repository but as I already had a fork of the main
>>> gnucash-docs repository github wasn't letting me fork your repository
>>> separately. It basically told me I already had that repository so no go. I
>>> could delete my copy of the main Gnucash repository and maybe then it would
>>> let me do it.
>> You can at least pull branches of forks like "BugXXX" in the repo on
>> your local machine. Usually you do not want to pull the maint and master
>> branch from forks under the same name.
>> I don't know, if it can also be done on the Github Web interface.
>> Perhaps David T. and Geert should document their progress in the wiki?
>>> One other way to do it may be to create the bug branch for the doc update   
>>> in the main Gnucash repository if John and Geert are willing to do that.   
>> David T. already pulled your work in
>> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash-docs/pull/115/commits
>>> something along the lines of the approach in the answer to this may be
>>> useful.
>>> https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14865283/proper-git-workflow-scheme-with-multiple-developers-working-on-same-tas
>>> k.
>>> David Cousens
>> Frank
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