[GNC-dev] How to contribute to GnuCash?

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Fri Apr 26 05:21:54 EDT 2019

On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:41:00 -0700
John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:

> > On Apr 24, 2019, at 10:13 PM, John <john at vicinno.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am the founder of a mobile app startup and a big fan of GnuCash.
> > My team has some free time now. I wonder if we can contribute to
> > develop an iOS companion app like current Android one. Can you let
> > me know if you think that's a good idea? and if yes, how to start?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > John  
> It's a good idea if you're going to commit to maintaining and
> supporting it for a reasonable value of forever.  The GnuCash team
> hasn't the time nor expertise to accept such an app as a contribution.
> To get started I'd think it best to contact Ngewi via the
> GnuCash-for-Android support channels and discuss whether his design
> is portable to iOS and what lessons he's learned and improvements he
> might make.
> Once you're ready to start work I expect you'll want to recruit users
> for usability testing of your UI mockups and later for beta-testing.
> I'm sure some of our users will be interested in helping, though if
> you're contemplating a commercial product you'll need to figure out
> the right way to engage with a FLOSS community.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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John at vicinno.com's reply is below.
I have indicated that to continue contributions to the list he needs to
join the list.
Thanks for quick response.

Yes, we will commit to maintaining and supporting it for a reasonable
of forever. Thanks for your suggestion too, we will contact the Android
developer for advice before we start.

To be clear: we won't do it commercially. The iOS app will be published
a free app in App Store. Our company is the contributor, which means we
will do the followings under the name of our company: App Store
GitHub repo, support/maintenance in your email list or forum, name in
contributor list, and others, not limited to the above.
Also, we expect you guys list it as an official iOS companion app for
GnuCash, same as you do to Android app, basically promoting the iOS app
your email list and home page link, maybe next to Android app, to let
users to use it, or no point to do it.

If you guys agree with the above, we will start to plan the dev work.


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