[GNC-dev] Introduction

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Sun Sep 6 12:29:21 EDT 2020

> On Sep 6, 2020, at 9:07 AM, Dean Jagels <dpj-gcash at mhtsa.us> wrote:
> Hello, all.  My name is Dean, and I'm interested in lending a hand.  I've been doing software design, coding, and requirements definition for nearly 40 years.  I now find that I have some time to contribute to an open-source project.  I am a Quicken refugee who has been using GnuCash for several years now, so I figured I'd give it a go.
> I see that there are quite a few items in Bugzilla, and some of those are quite old.  How do you prioritize them?  Would there be value in me picking off some of the old ones to see if they still apply?



This being an all-volunteer project, we prioritize largely by individual whim. My whim goes something like 1: crashers, 2: breakage likely to affect many users, 3: advances my long-term design goals (replacing linked lists and hash tables of objects with SQL to replace QofQuery leading to multi-user access to the database and ad-hoc reporting, confining Guile use to reports, separating view and controller in the GUI code).

Yes, it most certainly would be helpful for you to try to reproduce older bugs.

If you haven't already, please review https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development and the pages linked there.

John Ralls

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