[GNC-dev] Dev's features of choice?

jean laroche ripngo at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 19:50:09 EDT 2020

But why???

On 7/26/2020 3:38 PM, D. wrote:
> Jean,
> I think you raise a valid point. There does seem to be a tendency in the community to assume that a certain amount of inconvenience is to be expected. The reasons vary, but the underlying tendency remains.
> David T.
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: jean laroche <ripngo at gmail.com>
> Sent: Sun Jul 26 17:49:47 EDT 2020
> To: "Frank H. Ellenberger" <frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com>
> Cc: GnuCash Developer <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>
> Subject: Re: [GNC-dev] Dev's features of choice?
> On 7/26/2020 1:54 PM, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote:
>> Hi Jean,
>> Am 26.07.20 um 19:57 schrieb jean laroche:
>>> I'm curious about something:
>>> If you're a GC dev, contributing code to the project, what's the
>>> feature(s) you'd like to see added to GC?
>>> I'm only contributing a bit, but I'll offer my 3 top wishes:
>>> - Undo/(redo)
>>> - Multi-transaction (bulk) editing
>>> - Multi-account (bulk) editing
>> All three are violations of strict accounting rules. We often talk about
>> "In the times of ink and paper", not graphite (pencils). Some
>> governments require the immutabiity of once written records.
> I see a disconnect here. Some of us (John in particular) insist that GC
> is not a system for professionals, only for personal finance.
> Yet, I always hear about accounting rules, and the way it should be done
> by the book. If GC is really for the personal user, I don't understand
> how we can survive without undo/redo, and multi-select. *every* piece of
> software out there has these types of features, and they're invaluable.
> J.
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