GnuCash and running a business?
Thu, 24 May 2001 09:51:58 -0400
In a message dated: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:30:51 CDT
Linas Vepstas said:
>On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 04:25:05PM -0400, Paul Lussier was heard to remark:
>> However, I think it might worthwhile to use GnuCash
>> as the General Ledger interface for something like GnuEnterprise?!
>Well, a while ago, I made a stink about how gnucash could server as a
>client for a client-server system, and we now have an rpc interface,
>and a broken http-xml interface. But no one really took the bait.
>No one got as excited as I did.
>I'm still pretty excited.
Well, I think it may be a good idea, however, if I remember the
thread correctly, it seemed to be phrased in such a way that the
average home user would then be required to be a DBA as well.
Quicken users won't migrate to Linux if they're required to:
1. Get software package
2. Read INSTALL file
3. Get list of other required software
4. Compile/Install a bunch of other required software
5. Compile/Install original sw pkg.
Now, if GnuCash had this ability, but it was a build time option,
then the RPMs and debs, etc. could be compiled without these
features. This would enable the average user to grap a package and
just install it without needing to know anything.
If someone else wanted/needed to install GnuCash in a client/server
configuration, then they could go get the source and configure/
install it on their own.
Or, maybe, there could be different sets or precompiled packages?
I guess I can sort of see how having GnuCash designed in a client/server
manner might be good for some uses, especially is other projects like
GnuE wanted to use it as their interface to something back-ended by a
database of some kind.
It may look like I'm just sitting here doing nothing,
but I'm really actively waiting for all my problems to go away.
If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right!