[Clug-tech] gnucash 2.0
ct at turner.ca
ct at turner.ca
Sat Jan 6 19:05:17 PST 2007
gnucash2 is the best open source package that I could find
for my small business book keeping. I find the GUI cleaner
and more intuitive than Quickbooks. The invoicing is much
more usable in 2.x. I haven't had problems printing yet.
(I normally print to pdf. Then if I need a hard copy, I
print the pdf.) But I agree the interface for setting up,
customizing and saving reports need more work.
Unfortunately much of gnucash is written in the Scheme
langauge which I have no desire to learn.
sql-ledger seems non-trival to setup, web based only and
because they charge for the reference manual I didn't even
attempt to evaluate it any futher than the web demo. But
for a bigger business or a business requiring inventory or
point of sale I would definately have a closer look.
On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 17:36:51 -0700
Kin C Wong <kwong at csa-pdk.com> wrote:
> Thanks, all the things that I had issues with apparently
> there. Just in case anyone is interested, I think that
> of using gnucash for personal finances which includes
> purchases for business goods and services (and for
>stocks and bonds) and
> flowing batch transactions into sql-ledger would work
>nicely for a
> business. Personally I have not done anything with
>sql-ledger yet, but
> that is where I'm putting my money.
> Nick Wiltshire wrote:
>> I was pretty disappointed in this for a 2.0 release.
>>There's very few new
>> things, AFAIK SQL support is still broken, the printing
>>cuts off reports when
>> printing direct to the printer, reports are not easily
>>created (why they
>> don't use an XML based template system is beyond me),
>>the GUI is not
>> intuitive at all, leaving search windows open all over
>> I'm really hoping someone comes out with a QT-based
>>system. KmyMoney seems ok,
>> if you are doing personal finances. It doesn't (and
>>never will) do any sort
>> of business function.
>> Then there's SQL-Ledger, which is way over my head,
>>ugly, and for some reason
>> having it in the browser bugs me.
>> I've actually been contemplating starting something, but
>>keep thinking now
>> (during a major re-write of a lot of KDE's underlying
>>systems) is a bad time.
>> Perhaps I'm wrong there.
>> On Saturday 06 January 2007 03:13, Kin C Wong wrote:
>>> It appears that GnuCash 2.0 has been out for 6 months
>>>already so I that
>>> maybe I should give it a whirl to see if it is any good.
>>> The 1.x
>>> version has served me well however the available reports
>>>are lacking and
>>> I am hoping that the 2.x will be better in this regard.
>>> I am having some difficulty just trying to locate a
>>>binary to install.
>>> I have tried the gnucash.org site and google with no
>>>success. I keep
>>> getting the 1.x version. My search has also lead me to
>>> automatix which is nice but did not help with my
>>> I am ok with apt-get and installation of deb files --
>>>just can't seem to
>>> locate a binary. BTW, I am running ubuntu with kde.
>>> Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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