[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3 on Linux

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Thu Mar 7 11:14:30 EST 2019


Adrien Monteleone <adrien.monteleone at lusfiber.net> writes:

> I’ll hazard a quick guess that everything not in the accounts tab is
> non-book specific.

I'm not sure I completely agree with this statement.

> At the very least, the display and general tabs are not.


> How you want figures to be displayed, which sets of figures, which periods...

Different companies might have different periods; therefore, the period
is tied to the book, not the person.

> Content settings may be tied to the book, but formatting settings are
> likely to be the most likely to be used cross-book. I can certainly
> see someone wanting all of their reports looking the same.

I mostly agree with this statement, but I think it depends greatly on
the definitions of "content settings" and "formatting settings".  Sure,
window sizes, tabs v windows, color schemes -- those are clearly
formatting setting and should be per-user.  But "default currency",
"periods", and certain parts of report configurations (e.g. accounts to
include) are definitely content settings and belong with the book data.

> Regards,
> Adrien

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