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Re: Choosing which Ledger to use?

You may want to be on the ledger-smb-devel list.

I can't address your particular question--I am not a PERL programmer for the most part (I can do it when I really have to, but my preferred language is PHP).

However, I can address the various projects issue.

SQL-Ledger was started by, and was mainly developed by, one guy, at one company. He was/is not very welcoming of community involvement.

I have used the original SQL-Ledger, and now use LedgerSMB.

I think LedgerSMB has a much brighter future, and has greater potential to continue its life for the long term. It started out being an open project, rather different than the original, and has addressed a great many of the security holes and significant problems which the original developer of SQL-Ledger refused to acknowledge or work on.

The version 2 of LedgerSMB that is in the planning stages, has a lot of great ideas behind it, and could certainly benefit from professional PERL programmers.


 On Sun, 30 Jan 2011, Lyle wrote:

Hi All,
  I'm a full time Perl developer, looking to use a Perl based accounting
package so I can jump into the code if I have issues. SQL Ledger and
LedgerSMB seem to be the only options. I read some old posts in 2002 of
people warning that ledger doesn't use strict, etc. I was quite surprised to
see that this is still the case in 2011. I assume the developers are more
accountants than Perl programmers?
  Which is the better platform now, SQL Ledger or LedgerSMB, I understand
the fork was some time ago and they are supposed to now be quite different.

Whichever I choose I'll likely end up making contributions to the code in
the form of patches, new functionality, guides or scripts to aid with
updates/imports, etc. So whichever way I go, you'd probably want me on board