How do I create my own forms

Linas Vepstas linas at
Wed Nov 5 16:11:01 CST 2003

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 12:07:01AM -0400, Derek Atkins was heard to remark:
> Ashley Kitson <akitson at> writes:
> > Derek
> > 
> > Thanks for taking the time to respond.  I'll take a look at GnuE as you
> > suggest.  Pity about GnuCash though :-}
> Sorry, we're really focused on smaller enterprises and personal
> usage.  While we DO want to be somewhat flexible, like trying
> to let you create your own invoice template, we're not in a position
> to enable anyone to completely customize the whole UI.
> Having said that, if someone came along and sent us patches to
> implement a configurable UI, I think we'd jump all over it.  But it's
> not currently on anyone's plate as far as I know, and I believe there
> are many many many items that are higher on the list.


(And don't tell Derek Neighbors this) this is a topic I do actually 
think about.  I first got into it with WISE in 1995. Its actually the
single, most complex 'todo' item on my gnotime to-do's.   I beleive 
that some of the qof/dwi/'object' code I've hacked lays some of the 
ground-work for this.  Since a customizable UI is useless without 
the corresponding backend.  At the rate I'm going, this will be 3-5 
years off, if even then, and by then I'm sure that evrything I'm 
dreaming of will already be done better by .net, java beans, etc.
(or even GnuE/python, if Derek has his way)

Unless, of course, someone wants to hire me to work on these ideas 
full-time  ... gosh, wouldn't that be nice?


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