Data Handling

Eric Ladner eric.ladner at
Thu May 3 10:37:32 EDT 2007

What ever happened to the "GnuCash with data in a backend database"
development?  Properly indexed, I'd imagine that this could support a
buttload (to use a technical term) of data, provided things like the
account list and ledger views did incremental loading.

On 5/1/07, Derek Atkins <warlord at> wrote:
> Quoting linuxforrealpeople <martin-porter at>:
> >
> > I have just imported some 13 years worth of personal data from Quicken into
> > GnuCash. I notice that when opening the app it seems to read in the whole
> > datafile and I wonder to what extent the opening procedure will degrade as
> > the volume of data held increases.
> It's pretty linear at this time.  Yeah, the larger your data file,
> the poorer the performace.  Future versions will HOPEFULLY help
> this, but it'll be a while until that gets done.
> > In addition I have downloaded version 2.1.1 from the Ubuntu repository - is
> > there a later stable version I should be using.
> 2.1.1 is an unstable, beta-test version.  There is no newer stable
> version.  The current stable version is 2.0.5.
> > Many Thanks for reading this.
> -derek
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