[Kmymoney-devel] Developing a plugin

Jack ostroffjh at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 27 00:14:10 UTC 2015

On 2015.01.26 19:02, aga wrote:
> On 26/01/15 23:33, Jack wrote:
>> On 2015.01.25 17:07, Paolo Spanevello wrote:
>>> does anybody develop a web plugin? at least the essential features  
>>> for example insert a record in the Ledgers?
>>> I followed the link above but it does not work.
>>> http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/extragear/office/kmymoney/kmymoney/plugins/
>> Paolo,
>> KMyMoney has migrated from svn to git some time ago, so the new home  
>> of the code base would be  
>> http://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/office/kmymoney or the  
>> repository directory under that.  If you can tell us where you found  
>> that link, someone can correct it.
>> Also, KMyMoney is a KDE application, not a web application.  Plugins  
>> are to add functionality to the main application.  Writing a web  
>> application to add data to a KMyMoney file is certainly possible,  
>> but it would not be a KMyMoney plugin - it would be a completely  
>> separate application (and not an easy thing to do.)
>> Just off the top of my head, it might be more reasonable to write a  
>> web application to accept the data necessary for new transactions,  
>> but store it as an OFX file, which can then be imported into  
>> KMyMoney.  However, it also depends on what your actual goal is.
>> Jack
> I've just remembered Web Connect, but can't now remember how it  
> works, and I couldn't see it in the handbook.
> To Paolo
> If you already have KMyMoney, then it contains the handbook, with the  
> section on writing plugins, although it's short on detail.

If I remember correctly (I've never used it) WebConnect is the ability  
to go to your bank or other institution's web site, ask it to download  
a data file, and then have KMyMoney import that data without the extra  
step of saving it to disk first.  (Yes, it actually does get saved, but  
you don't have to specify where and then point the KMM import process  
to that file, so it's a bit more efficient.)

The only mention of writing plugins I can find is at the end of the  
section on import and export, and really just says to use the OFX  
plugin as an example for writing a plugin to import some other format  
data.  I suppose it would be possible to write a web application which  
is interfaced to a plugin for a KMyMoney instance launched by the web  


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