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Re: LedgerSMB 1.5.6 released

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 2:54 AM, ledger-smb-users <..hidden..> wrote:
On Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:20:50 +0200
Erik Huelsmann <..hidden..> wrote:

> Will you be using Docker to run LedgerSMB?

No I won't: I don't run LedgerSMB anymore.

The 'trust breaking event' was some hundreds (or more) of
transactions mishandled because LSMB automatically marked
them for processing and 'assumed' my 'OK' when I tried to
leave that page, without any warning.

Yes. I'm aware of that. Your reaction triggered me to think you were going to use it again as you were enthousiastic about the new possibility for installation.
I would have had to delve deep into the caves of
PostgresQL to try to fix that, and because also the
inputting (lots of clicking, dropping down and typing) of
transactions makes the process too slow to my liking.

I found ledger-cli which stores everything in human-readable
text files and it has enough features for me.

And I found a rather quick way to input transactions on a
smartphone and am working now on a 'blazingly fast' way to
improve the speed (to reduce valuable time wasted on inputting).

I think every user of LedgerSMB would be tremendously interested in having entry be "blazingly fast". Could you provide a bit more detail on how you achieve the fast entry? Maybe the entry methods in LedgerSMB can be adaped to allow it?
There is also no interaction with taxing departments that have to
be lulled into believing that once a transaction is registered
it can not be altered anymore. ;)

Assuming you have a company, don't you have to file taxes? If you don't have a company, I'm very interested to learn why you keep books at all.
My interest in following this list comes from the fact that I
learned accounting through LSMB, and am secretly hoping that
one day I read an announcement that it has
1. become 'blazingly fast' to input transactions as they are
performed during the day, i.e.: 'on the fly',
2. and therefore also works on smartphones.

So far I think this is a matter of process, not of tooling. Is there currently anything that's preventing you from doing this? I have actually used LedgerSMB on a tablet; I'm thinking the small screen of a phone will probably inhibit productive use of the UI in general (although I can imagine specific use-cases where a dumbed-down UI would work pretty well with mobile applications -- shipping and receiving comes to mind).

Again, I'm very interested to learn how you're solving the data entry problem on your phone at this point; hoping there's something to be learned for LedgerSMB.



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