[Slackbuilds-users] Problems with g-wrap-1.9.6

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Feb 26 02:54:59 UTC 2007

On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Robby Workman wrote:

> Well, maybe.  Any idea how long until that 2.1 version releases?


   No, but not soon enough. :-)

> I can't make any promises, as I've got a *lot* going on in other projects,
> but I'll try to have a look at gnucash and see what I can work out.  As it
> stands, there are at least two better options IMHO (if only because they
> don't need eleven million libraries that aren't part of stock Slackware)
> in kmymoney2 (which we have at SBo) and MoneyDance (which I use - it's not
> open source, not free, and uses Java, but it's a dang good app IMHO).

   I tried KMyMoney2 the last time gnucash failed to work (Slackware and the
rest of the world moved to GTK+2 and guncash still insisted on GTK+1). I
found it buggy, awkward (too much reliance on the trackball), and ugly (too
much eye candy for my liking).

   I've just discoverd homebank from France. It's a GTK application (in C)
and has non-standard terminology, but I can probably make an American
translation or change the source headers if it's a big enough issue. I
suspect it will do all that I want, regardless of how he names things (e.g.,
banks are wallets in homebank. Shrug.)

   With gnucash, however, it's all down to a problem with g-wrap. The gnucash
developers are helping with that. I want to get it working here, then
document everything on their wiki (and a couple of other places) to make it
easier in the future for me and everyone else.



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