Posted Jan 13, 2005 23:35 UTC (Thu) by peace
In reply to: loss leader?
Parent article: Quasar Accounting under the GPL
For quite awhile GNUCash resisted adding any business related features. they were quite vocal about _not_ wanting to include features specific to business users as they felt it would complicate the product for home users, which they considered their desired audience. I'm not faulting the developers or GNUCash but I think that that decision ended up hurting the project in that it isolated them from a very active, needy and committed user base. It was actually quite a strange thing for them to do as they would also state at the same time that one of the aims of GNUCash was to develop an "enterprise" class transaction engine for ERP type accounting. Anyway, for quite awhile it did feel like the developers were anti-business as they would activly discourage suggestions for things like invoicing and customer management. Things that GNUCash is now starting to include.
As for being anti-sanity I do seem to remember running into a lot of tricky library versioning issues when I tried to compile from source. But most distributions include it in their package system so it's easy to install. Hopefully Quasar will start showing up as well. Good to hear Quasar compiles cleanly though.
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