Re: GnuCash page on GO site
- From: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>
- To: gnome-office-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GnuCash page on GO site
- Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 10:27:45 +0100
On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 14:06 +0000, Charles Goodwin wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-02-26 at 05:13, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > My gut feel is that libgda offers the wrong abstractions.
> > Although gnucash data can be (is) represented as SQL, that's
> > the wrong place to work. There's a lot of pulling things together
> > that must happen before the data is reportable. For example,
> > computing account balances can be quite complicated; its not a
> > simple sql query or a simple table lookup.
> Call me stupid but isn't libgda a data abstraction layer? Does the data
> initially have to be SQL or can it not be some arbitrary format which
> libgda supports? Could this be as easy as adding GnuCash-data-support
> to libgda?
right, libgda is a data abstraction layer, which allows you to access
any kind of data source for which there is a plugin. So, it would be as
easy as writing a GnuCash-based provider. This will give access to
GnuCash data to all libgda applications.
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