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Use Grisbi for Puppy's bookkeeping program?
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Jul 2005, 20:48    Post subject:    

Hi,

I have been using Grisbi for about a couple of months because I can use both the Linux and Windows versions on the same date, depending on which O/S I'm in when I use it. The data stays in a file on the Windows hard-drive.

I upgraded to Fat Puppy 4 on my Lexar 512meg JumpDrive, using the upgrade feature and there was no problems with either program (Linux/Windows) not accepting the data file.

Happy....you bet...Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul 2005, 02:02    Post subject:  

The reason I suggest OO is because it has templates and (am I right) a macro Basic language - and therefore existing templates with quite advanced book keeping may be available.

I have a tendency to use programs that I know well in different ways - that is why I suggested the spreadsheet method.

Also just because you found nothing - does not mean it does not exist . . .
try brainboost.com as a search engine

Linux and Unix must be available with some accounting progs that are suitable . . .

Another possibility is running on Wine after the weekend (assuming John Murga completes this)

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul 2005, 06:05    Post subject:  

guest wrote:
Hi,

I have been using Grisbi for about a couple of months because I can use both the Linux and Windows versions on the same date, depending on which O/S I'm in when I use it. The data stays in a file on the Windows hard-drive.


That's a big plus point for Grisbi.
I have only looked at Grisbi briefly, and one thing I noticed is that it uses the Euro symbol and there didn't seem to be an option to change that to the Dollar "$" symbol ...but I do recall their web page stating that it can handle the Dollar character for currency ...do you know how to change to $?

The other thing about Grisbi is printing, currently needs Latex.
...I have to send them a reminder about that, one of the developers said that they could implement plain Postscript printing, just hadn't bothered to do it.

Lobster,
yeah, you're probably right, Gnumeric or OO Calc would probably do what I need. But I've never been into using spreadsheets ...had to use them where I worked (a couple of years ago, when I had a job), but they were already setup -- classlists, had to enter student exam results.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul 2005, 08:09    Post subject: Grisbi Software Question  

[quote="BarryK"][quote="guest"]


I have only looked at Grisbi briefly, and one thing I noticed is that it uses the Euro symbol and there didn't seem to be an option to change that to the Dollar "$" symbol ...but I do recall their web page stating that it can handle the Dollar character for currency ...do you know how to change to $?

Hi

Here's a printscreen of how to get to the area to change/add the different currencies to the different accounts you have. More than one type of currency can be used as long as they are different accounts, and there is a question of exchange rates when you want to pass money between the different accounts as well.

My wishlist would include the ability to sort the different fields of an account.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul 2005, 08:15    Post subject:  

Somehow the printscreen was not included....I'll try again. I guess I needed to change the extention to .jpg so it would pass as a picture....Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul 2005, 12:05    Post subject:  

Thanks.
Sure has plenty of currency choices!
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2005, 22:30    Post subject: grisbi vs quasar  

LINUX Canada has released a GPL version of its full fledged accounting package.It is an rpm file.I have tried it under windows but I cant install it in PUPPY as unrpm gives error. Please have a look at it if it could be installed.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2005, 22:55    Post subject:  

the full version of unrpm should work ok

the smaller version uses Puppy's Busybox version of rpm2cpio, which sometimes does not work

http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?p=7148#7148

the LINUX Canada accounting package requires ICU, which Puppy does not have
http://icu.sourceforge.net/
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 22:01    Post subject: grisbi vs quasar  

After downloading both fiels where should I extract these files what next?
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2005, 22:21    Post subject:  

it looks like it is all in a folder in /opt
so you can extract the folder anywhere and drag the folder to /opt with the middle mouse button to make a symlink
if you do not have Puppy installed option 2 to the hard drive, you will have to make a new symlink everytime Puppy boots (a line in rc.local can do that, or in a wrapper script)
it can be tricky to get a package not designed for a particular distro to work in that distro ... especially a small distro like Puppy, which may have missing libraries and utilities, and also the Busybox replacements for the Gnu-Utilities may cause problems
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 14:52    Post subject: Grisbi is in repository puppy 2
Subject description: But it's very old. Try to adapt to 'euro' !
 

Grisbi is in repository puppy 2
But it's very old. I am searching for a newer version, more funny.
But Grisbi does well its job. Sure, i'm not somebody very luxurious. I just want to know where i spend my money.
La version Windows est plus récente que celle de linux.
Windows version is newer than Linux one on the web.
Precise 5.2.60 runs well with the version from puppy 2 repository. Slacko refuse to install the pet. Ubuntu has it in its panel, but it bugs (LTS10.04)
If you know where i can find it...
poor english speaking people ! Grisbi is completely written in English, and you complain for the euro currency !
Do you imagine the efforts one has to do to understand english language, further more when it talks about computing ? In the world, people dont go to school, and if they have a computer, it's magic ! Puppy is easy to use, but it would be easier if poor people could write in forums in their own language, up to you to translate in english.
ça m'enerve que nous devions toujours parler anglais, alors que les anglais apprennent l'espagnol ou le français à l'école.
Bonne journée tout de même. Pelo

Have a nice week-end. Pelo

PS : les francophones s'adaptent à chaque seconde à l'anglais et au dollar ! If your count is in 'euros', it's not a big problem.

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 23:47    Post subject: poor english speaking people !
Subject description: Grisbi is completely written in English, and you complain for the euro currency !
 

poor english speaking people ! Grisbi is completely written in English, and you complain for the euro currency !
Do you imagine the efforts one has to do to understand english language, further more when it talks about computing ? In the world, people dont go to school, and if they have a computer, it's magic ! Puppy is easy to use, but it would be easier if poor people could write in forums in their own language, up to you to translate in english.
ça m'enerves que nous devions toujours parler anglais, alors que les anglais apprennent l'espagnol ou le français à l'école.
Bonne journée tout de même. Pelo
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Sep 2012, 00:02    Post subject: What a computer is used for ? For pleasure, sure
Subject description: But the computer has to replace the old calculating machine !
 

What a computer is used for ? For pleasure, sure :
Multimedia, graphics, surfing in internet. but sometimes we have to work at home, repairing, house keeping and making accounts.
You are fond of computing, You should much more work on improving and making programs specialised in professional activity : cooking, stock management, accounts, costs.
I dont imagine my brother using Linux to invoice his customers ( he does not speak english at all). Homebank is the only business pet available ! perhaps i am wrong,
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