Giving up on Gnucash
adrinux at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 17:15:37 EDT 2005
Rod Engelsman wrote:
> Frankly, I grow weary of the open-source attitude that you can't
> complain or criticize.
You can complain...but look what happens :)
It's just not useful to complain per se, rather what's needed is
constructive criticism - and you did some of that in your later posts.
But I have to say I'm with Anne (and others) on the two columns vs one
column with +ve and -ve numbers. Before changing to Gnucash (which took
three attempts and a mental paradigm shift) I used my own little
database I wrote in ClarisWorks, and did just as you're suggesting - and
I'd have terrible problems because every once in a while I'd neglect
that little minus sign. Double entry helps immensely when things go
wrong (I enter all my transactions by hand). Also my bank uses two
columns in bank statements not one.
So as much as the suggestion is interesting I really don't see how it
improves or makes things easier, conversely I can see it would make both
data entry and tracking errors harder.
-1 on single columns.
adrinux (aka Adrian Simmons) <http://adrinux.perlucida.com>
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