[GNC-dev] "2" version of source code

Jean Laroche ripngo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 12:51:13 EDT 2020

Ah cool! Let me know if I can help revive the code (I doubt it, this is 
usually a solo effort, but just in case).
I just think that multi-select is a standard features of software and 
it's nuts that we're missing it. It would help with many things I think: 
deleting a bunch of transactions, moving them etc. Not that it's easy to 
do mind you, I realize that (corner cases etc). But I think we at least 
have to try, no?


On 7/14/20 8:49 AM, Robert Fewell wrote:
> Jean,
> I have been relooking at this and wil give it another go. When I first 
> made the changes, all seemed to be OK but with large transaction lists 
> it was slow. Also if I remember right there was a lot of, it is not the 
> same as the existing which slightly put me off any further progress.
> I have recently created a new tree view / model based on the original 
> register rewrite to see if I had made an error with my changes but it 
> also is slow with large transaction lists, slightly quicker than my 
> effort but I think that was down to only having one transaction row.
> I did implement only retrieving part of the transaction list at a time 
> but this needs to be changed along with the vertical scrollbars which I 
> may have an idea about.
> If you can wait, I will try and spend more time on it soon. Multi 
> selection still might be tricky, what do you want that for?
> Regards,
> Bob
> On Tue, 14 Jul 2020 at 16:11, Jean Laroche <ripngo at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ripngo at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi Devs,
>     Last night I was looking at what it would take to allow selecting
>     multiple transactions in the split register, and realize (if I'm not
>     mistaken) that the split register is not based on a tree view (in which
>     case it would be easy to allow multi-select, but possibly tricky to do
>     the right thing after that).
>     On the other hand, there are versions of the .c source files with a
>     "2",
>     which I believe were a rework of the basic GC UI elements, and one of
>     them is the split register. The version 2 of it is apparently based
>     on a
>     tree view and I remember somebody mentioning that the refactoring was
>     intended to allow multi-select (among other things I'm sure).
>     Question:
>     - What's the status of the "2" versions? This was worked on more
>     than 10
>     years ago, if I remember correctly. No update since?
>     - How far was it from completion? Would it be a huge effort to look at
>     the code and make it functional? I know it can be enabled with a
>     special
>     flag when we launch gnucash, what I don't know is what's missing before
>     the "2" versions can be adopted...
>     Jean
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