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Linux Orbit: The LO Newbie test drives GnuCash

Dec 02, 2000, 14:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Fuller)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"Let me first say that anyone familiar with General Ledger and Journal Voucher entries will feel right at home with this software. GnuCash can handle that load fairly easily. I went in and setup some accounts and established the beginning balances. After processing some activity, I ran some of the reports. (Remember the manual under the Help menu, because I used it a lot.)"

"One of the areas that I had problems with was trying to get the stock prices of my stock accounts. I kept getting a "script error" and since I know nothing about how to change their script file, well I never got that function to work. It is possible that I was doing something else wrong but never could figure out what my problem was."

"GnuCash is about as simple a software package that you could find. As such it does very little for the user. The user must ENTER everything into the system except stock prices (if one can get it to work). So just what would help this to be a much better package? Well (attention GnuCash developers!) consider the following..."

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