[GNC-dev] How to contribute to GnuCash?

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Sat Apr 27 10:29:08 EDT 2019

Op zaterdag 27 april 2019 16:05:42 CEST schreef John Ralls:
> > On Apr 26, 2019, at 10:55 PM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be>
> > wrote:> 
> > Op zaterdag 27 april 2019 01:01:38 CEST schreef John Ralls:
> >> What Geert meant is that our current engine code *isn't* particularly
> >> portable, though I think that since it compiles OK on MacOS it shouldn't
> >> have too much trouble with iOS either. It's a mix of C and C++ and the
> >> main
> >> dependencies are Boost and Gnome Glib; the XML file backend also depends
> >> on
> >> libxml2 and the SQL backend depends on libdbi.
> >> 
> >> The public mirror for our git repository is at
> >> https://github.com/gnucash/gnucash. Note that the stable branch is
> >> "maint".
> >> Doxygen API docs are at https://code.gnucash.org/docs/MAINT.
> >> 
> >> Regards,
> >> John Ralls
> > 
> > The devil is in the details... The engine code currently still depends on
> > guile as well, which is a scripting language. Doesn't Apple impose
> > restrictions on that ?
> > I currently don't have a full overview of where guile is used in the
> > engine
> > code. I know the option system is heavily dependent on it, but that's
> > primarily used by the report system.
> There's no guile in the backends, and only a little in engine, core utils,
> and gnc-module for facilitating the wrappers. App-utils is heavy with
> scheme but that's to support application features like options and the
> financial functions for scheduled transactions, and price-quote is scheme.
> I think John's team can set up a build of just engine and the backends they
> want to support without swigging and so without guile. That should be
> enough for a companion project similar to GfA.
> Regards,
> John Ralls

I'm glad to hear that. I have a vague recollection of tracing some transaction 
code in the past and ending up in guile. That may have been cleaned up by now.



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