[Kmymoney-devel] Fwd: Feedback
onet.cristian at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 13:23:45 UTC 2013
I've also replied to Elton's mail but forgot to include the list in
the reply so 3 of us done the same work this time :).
Forwarding my reply bellow.
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From: Cristian Oneț <onet.cristian at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Kmymoney-devel] Feedback
To: Elton Johnson <elton at livingelementshomes.com>
2013/1/9 Elton Johnson <elton at livingelementshomes.com>
> I have been looking at the KMYMoney and it looks like a great software. I used Quicken until 1997 and got tired of their requirements and quirks.
> I have several questions
> 1. I had a hard time finding who to contact with a question
Well you seem to have found the right place.
> 2. It was mentioned about KDE ready desktop or something to that effect. Is that something I am supposed to download before the KMyMoney.
KMyMoney is a KDE application (www.kde.org) which means that to
develop KMyMoney we use the KDE platform and recommend using KMyMoney
with KDE for best user experience. This does not mean though that
KMyMoney can't be used with different desktop environments/platforms
(Gnome/Xfce as DEs and Mac/Windows as platforms). In these cases it
will not be as straight forward as by using KDE to customize things
like visual appearance, locale settings, etc.
> 3. I saw the mention of a keycode for developers (which I’m not). Is the user’s software encrypted or there is no cloud based interaction for users so it is not needed?
All your data is stored in a compressed xml file (on in an SQL DB) on
*your* disk. If you choose to encrypt that file you have the option to
encrypt it with a key belonging to Thomas (the project manager) in
case you loose your own key. But this is only an option see the manual
 for more details.
> 4. I have Windows 7: I am uncertain which of 2 versions I should download
> a. 4.6.3 for KDE Platform 4 (stable) or
> b. 4.6.2 for your Windows PC
It's *b* '4.6.2 for your Windows PC'. You need to know that on Windows
the packages (a new version of the application) will not be available
as fast as on Linux and Mac. This is because we rely on the KDE on
Windows project to build KMyMoney for Windows and that project (like
ours) is currently in a, let's say, "slower pace of development". But
I would recommend trying the Windows version while keeping in mind
that it's not as polished as it should, maybe with more users we can
> 5. Are the plug-ins for users also? I’m particularly interested in the print checks and calendar.
Yes they are available.
> a. I saw the one for KBanking to apparently allow for account downloads from the banks. This was something always quirky with Quicken and produced more screwups to correct than help. I have accounts at 4 different banks. All but one provide comma delimited CSV downloads. Is that what the KBanking does? Or is it through Quicken files.
KMyMoney has the following online banking plugins:
- KBanking for the HBCI protocol (mostly used in Germany)
- OfxDirrectConnect for OFX interfaces
KMyMoney can also import CSV files but, again, the Windows version
contains a pretty old version of the importer (which has been lately
under active development).
> b. By the way as Feedback I think allowing CSV updates would be a great idea. Even if not directly into the KMyMoney program there could be a simple form to cut and paste the data into the correct columns and then import into KMyMoney. Probably too complex for many users but I would like it.
> Elton Johnson
> LIVING ELEMENTS HOMES LLC
> Phone: (512) 922-8598
> Email: elton at livingelementshomes.com
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