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http://wandborg.se/ Joar@web - 7 years ago 2013-12-09 02:42:08

Finished ledger-cli evaluation
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@@ -39,30 +39,33 @@ Conservancy has contributed a few scripts regarding reporting: <https://github.c
 
Can each of these reports be generated, confined to a specific temporarily
 
restricted asset type?
 
   
 
- [[Trial Balance Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#trial-balance]]: FIXME
 
- [[Bank Reconciliation Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#bank-reconcilation]]: FIXME
 
- [[Chart of Accounts|UseCases/GeneratingReports#chart-of-accounts]]: FIXME
 
- [[Cash Disbursements Journal|UseCases/GeneratingReports#cash-disbursements]]: FIXME
 
- [[Income Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#income-report]]: FIXME
 
- [[Expense Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#expense-report]]: FIXME
 
- [[Trial Balance Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#trial-balance]]: Not by default.
 
- [[Bank Reconciliation Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#bank-reconcilation]]: Not by default.
 
- [[Chart of Accounts|UseCases/GeneratingReports#chart-of-accounts]]: Not by default.
 
- [[Cash Disbursements Journal|UseCases/GeneratingReports#cash-disbursements]]: Not by default.
 
- [[Income Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#income-report]]: Not by default.
 
- [[Expense Report|UseCases/GeneratingReports#expense-report]]: Not by default.
 

	
 
**Note**: All these are possible using Conservancy's [npo-ledger-cli](https://gitorious.org/ledger/npo-ledger-cli/source/78e68f0bd97a6b565f0384f1a73d8036863a0d1a:).
 

	
 
### Evaluation of [[Fund Accounting|UseCases/FundAccounting]] UseCases
 

	
 
- [[Fund-only View|UseCases/FundAccounting#fund-view]]
 
All these are possible using Conservancy's [npo-ledger-cli](https://gitorious.org/ledger/npo-ledger-cli/source/78e68f0bd97a6b565f0384f1a73d8036863a0d1a:)
 

	
 
- [[Fund-only View|UseCases/FundAccounting#fund-view]] 
 
- [[Funds as part of whole org View|UseCases/FundAccounting#fundless-view]]
 
- [[Ignore Funds for operations|UseCases/FundAccounting#fundless-view]]
 

	
 
### [[UseCases/Collaborating]] evaluation
 
- [[Simultaneous Editing of Ledger|UseCases/Collaborating#simultaneous-ledger-edits]]: FIXME
 
- FIXME: Other uses cases need rewrite.
 
- [[Simultaneous Editing of Ledger|UseCases/Collaborating#simultaneous-ledger-edits]]: Not by default. Possible by using a version control system since the ledger data is in plaintext files
 

	
 
### Evaluation of [[Double-entry Accounting|UseCases/DoubleEntryAccounting]] UseCases
 

	
 
- Does the system implement pure double-entry accounting?
 
- Does the system implement pure double-entry accounting? Yes
 

	
 
### Evaluation of [[TrackingDocumentation|UseCases/TrackingDocumentation]] UseCases
 

	
 
- Does the system [[link up to external documentation|UseCases/TrackingDocumentation#document-link-up]]? Not by default.
 
- Does the system [[link up to external documentation|UseCases/TrackingDocumentation#document-link-up]]? Not by default. 
 

	
 
- Does it have a [[the ability to explore transactions via documentation linkage|UseCases/TrackingDocumentation#document-link-explore]]? Not by default.
 

	
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@@ -70,36 +73,34 @@ restricted asset type?
 

	
 
- Does it support the concept of
 
  [[a single functional currency|UseCases/MultiCurrency]], while still
 
  permitting multi-currency entries?
 
  permitting multi-currency entries? Up to the user.
 

	
 
### Evaluation of [[draft transaction|UseCases/DraftTransactions]] UseCases
 

	
 
- Does the system allow
 
  [[generally for draft transactions|UseCases/DraftTransactions#draft-general]]
 
  that can be later approved before officially being posted to the books? 
 
  that can be later approved before officially being posted to the books? Not by default.
 

	
 
### Evaluation of WorkFlow UseCases
 
- Is a [[specific workflow dictated by the system|UseCases/WorkFlow#workflow-dictated]] ?
 
- Is a [[the workflow configurable|UseCases/WorkFlow#workflow-configurable]] ?
 
- [[Unaccrued Invoice|UseCases/WorkFlow#unaccrued-invioice]] ?
 
- Is a [[specific workflow dictated by the system|UseCases/WorkFlow#workflow-dictated]] ? No.
 
- Is a [[the workflow configurable|UseCases/WorkFlow#workflow-configurable]] ? Yes.
 
- [[Unaccrued Invoice|UseCases/WorkFlow#unaccrued-invioice]] ? ledger-cli does not manage your invoices by default, it only manages accounting data.
 

	
 
### Evaluation of the [[Reading and Reporting API|UseCases/ReadingAPI]]
 

	
 
FIXME: This is assessment of what the API for manipulating the accounting
 
data does, so I think it's tough to do it as a list of questions.
 
ledger-cli can be configured to output machine-readable formats, you can also read the text files directly.
 

	
 
### Evaluation of the [[Storage API|UseCases/StorageAPI]]
 

	
 
FIXME: This is assessment of what the API for storing the accounting data
 
does, so I think it's tough to do it as a list of questions.
 
It is possible to alter the text files in any way as long as they are parsable by ledger-cli.
 

	
 
### Evaluation of the [[Community Health|UseCases/CommunityHealth]]
 
- Is the [[license both determined as Free Software by FSF and OSI-approved|USeCases/CommunityHealth#license-approved]]?
 
- Is the [[license GPL-compatible||UseCases/CommunityHealth#gpl-compatible]]?
 
- Is the [[license both determined as Free Software by FSF and OSI-approved|USeCases/CommunityHealth#license-approved]]? Yes, it's the [BSD license](http://ledger-cli.org), see e.g. <https://github.com/ledger/ledger/blob/master/src/account.cc> for license text.
 
- Is the [[license GPL-compatible||UseCases/CommunityHealth#gpl-compatible]]? Yes, it seems to be the [modified BSD licsense](http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ModifiedBSD).
 
- Does the project
 
  [[require assignment of copyright or a CLA to get code upstreamed|UseCases/CommunityHealth#no-cla-for-profit]]?
 
  [[require assignment of copyright or a CLA to get code upstreamed|UseCases/CommunityHealth#no-cla-for-profit]]? No, it does not seem like it.
 
- How many
 
  [[active developers/companies contribute to the project||USeCases/CommunityHealth#dev-count]]?
 
  [[active developers/companies contribute to the project||USeCases/CommunityHealth#dev-count]]? [21 over the last 12 months](http://www.ohloh.net/p/ledger). The C++-based ledger-cli is in maintenance mode until further notics - New features will probably not be added by the maintainer himself but could be added by the community.
 
     * If there aren't many, how hard would it be to take over the project if needed?
 
- Is there good [[developer documentation|UseCases/CommunityHealth#dev-docs]]?
 
- How easy it to [[engage as a developer with the community|UseCases/CommunityHealth#dev-welcoming]]?
 
- Is there good [[developer documentation|UseCases/CommunityHealth#dev-docs]]? There does not seem to be any developer documentation.
 
- How easy it to [[engage as a developer with the community|UseCases/CommunityHealth#dev-welcoming]]? Public IRC channel and mailing list, friendly.
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