|| ||Claus Fischer <claus.fischer-AT-clausfischer.com>|
|| ||[OFFTOPIC] Announcement of accounting program TXbook|
|| ||Mon, 5 Mar 2007 23:49:01 +0100|
Dear Debian developers,
I would like to announce TXbook, a GPL
accounting program for small businesses.
It has successfully done my balance sheet and P&L
for an Austrian small "Limited" (Ges.m.b.H.).
With some work it should serve users in the EU region
well; I don't know enough about the accounting systems
of other areas to make a meaningful statement.
- Full integer arithmetics, no doubles used.
- Country-specific rules for common business cases.
- No external database, everything in one file.
- All state changes available per commandline.
- Automatic balance sheets, P&L and closing of year.
- Operation continues over multiple business years.
The goal is that, in its final form, the user should not
need to know anything about accounting, and there should
be rules for every situation.
Many areas need work:
o No GUI yet!
Presently it is only for die-hard commandline fans.
Persons who want to do a QT, GTK, Curses, WTL, or
other GUI frontend are very welcome.
o No countries other than Austria yet.
Due to its rule-based nature, it will eventually be
very supportive to non-accountants. However, that
requires careful planning of account structure and
Persons willing to contribute that structure for
other countries are very welcome. Note that you should
have good experience in accouting, or be willing to
spend a lot of time studying it.
o No Debian package yet :-)
o Areas of the engine that need polish:
* More output formats (currently .txt, .cxv, .tex).
* Better handling of aperiodic expenses.
* More rules.
* More complete command set.
* Storage, undo/redo of commands.
Download and more information:
Please send questions of any kind to:
txbook-devel AT lists.txware.com
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