warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Jun 14 11:58:37 EDT 2010
Mike Evans <mikee at saxicola.idps.co.uk> writes:
>> > New patch seems to work fine.
>> Excellent. Does this mean it can be merged into gnucash before 2.4, or
>> does the string freeze prevent that?
> Really not sure. It's not my code, it's Sebastian's, although I have
> a patch for it to fix some minor issues. I think it could be further
> augmented to give more flexibility too. As a user I can write a
> script to massage any sales application exports to suit the format. I
> guess the string freeze will be an issue too as, it would need the
> strings to be made translatable and accepted into trunk. Again, not
> my code even though it's GPL. It has a fixed csv field sequence so
> may not be universally useful. I have no idea whether Sebastian wants
> it included in the build, or whether the devel team want it included,
> or whether my patches (unfinished) to the patch are acceptable. I
> suggest you try it out and mail here with your views. That
> presupposes that you are able to compile from sources. Use a backup
> data file for testing obviously.
> It's written as a plugin and I'm not sure if plugins are part of the core
> code or what the procedure is for including them is, although it does require
> changes to configure and some makefiles.
Many plugins are still part of the core code.
As for the string freeze.... That's a good question. I think it would
be up to Phil to decide what to do, but more likely it's missed the
train for 2.4.0.
> Personally I was more looking for purchase order input. I buy electronic
> components, mechanical parts etc. and I wanted a way to export, say Farnell's
> or RS's order form into GnuCash. With a little editing and a translation
> script Sebastian's code should do that too. Not for stock control, just for
> auditing purposes. He's done most of the work, just needs a tweaking a bit.
> Mike E
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