[GNC-dev] Deprecation of XML file

Stefan Bluhm gnucash.org at bluhm-de.com
Mon Sep 14 03:26:06 EDT 2020

Thank you for your Feedback David. 

SQLite is also stored in a single file (SQLite format, not XML). So your Dropbox use case would not change. 

Currently, you would have to manually install the SQLite DBD to use this feature. In case of XML deprecation, the SQlite DBD should ideally be bundled with the GnuCash release then. 

Best wishes, 


Von: "David H" <hellvee at gmail.com> 
An: "Stefan Bluhm" <gnucash.org at bluhm-de.com> 
CC: "gnucash-devel" <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> 
Gesendet: Montag, 14. September 2020 09:10:30 
Betreff: Re: [GNC-dev] Deprecation of XML file 

Yeah cos some of us users use the xml backend exclusively and have no intention of jumping through hoops to install and maintain some version of sql :-). In my case I run GnuCash on Ubuntu, MacOS and Windows depending on where I am and how the mood takes me. So easy to sync 1 file on Dropbox. 
Cheers David H. 

On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 at 16:18, Stefan Bluhm < [ mailto:gnucash.org at bluhm-de.com | gnucash.org at bluhm-de.com ] > wrote: 

Hello GnuCash Team, 

Is there a reason to keep supporting the XML file in future? Wouldn't it be easier to force save the data to SQlite to tackle the move from QOF? 

The benefit of point in time save (instead of transactional save) could be achieved by working from a copy instead. 

Probable issue would arise from users that read the XML file directly. 

Let me know your thoughts. 

Best wishes, 

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