Hello,

Can GNU Cash be controlled by 2 computers?
I have an XP computer and a Windows 10 computer and it would be great if 
somehow I can make the XP computer see the Windows 10 computer GNU file. This 
way 2 people could create invoices at the same time, maybe?

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On Feb 9, 2018 12:00 PM, gnucash-user-requ...@gnucash.org wrote:
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>    1. Re: p2x modelling in gnc, help me think, please (Wm)
>    2. Re: How to Manually Track a Collection of Stocks & Stuff
>       Combined into a Single Share (Wm)
>    3. Latest version for Windows? (cicko)
>    4. Re: Price Retrieval Failure, Part 2 (John Ralls)
>    5. Re: Latest version for Windows? (John Ralls)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 20:50:40 +0000
> From: Wm <wm_o_...@yahoo.co.uk>
> To: gnucash-u...@lists.gnucash.org
> Subject: Re: p2x modelling in gnc, help me think, please
> Message-ID: <p5id33$agn$1...@blaine.gmane.org>
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> On 07/02/2018 18:17, Adrien Monteleone wrote:
>
> > Go to Preferences > General > Numbers. You can increase your decimal 
> > precision. Did that solve the small fraction issue?
>
> That isn't a good way to go if your base currency is a 2 decimal one. 
> Creating a commodity with the appropriate number of decimals and using 
> that is better.
>
> By chance there is another more recent but simpler thread
>
> ===
> Subject: How to Manually Track a Collection of Stocks & Stuff Combined 
> into a Single Share
> ===
>
> it is the same basic problem.  "put the other leg in equity" doesn't 
> work for me and the variance is actually the value not the price which 
> is what makes them different to traded investments which gnc deals with 
> well as you can just put the the date and price in for market traded things.
>
> > As for modeling the investment, I?m not familiar with p2x. I?ll let someone 
> > else chime in who is.
> > 
> > On that note, I tried looking it up but didn?t come up with anything useful 
> > explaining it. Do you have a few info links I could pour over? Once I 
> > understand what it is, I might be able to help modeling it in Gnucash.
> > 
> > The only related thing I found was Peer-to-Peer lending but that didn?t 
> > involve negative interest rates as far as I could tell.
>
> peer to peer is now p2x in common terms because the second peer is no 
> longer an individual in most cases and almost all lending goes through 
> an intermediary.  very few actual p2p transactions happen.
>
> the lending can now involve: personal loans (how it started), mortgages, 
> agriculture loans, 3rd world specific investments, invoice factoring, 
> business loans, pawnbroking, etc and possibly some other stuff you and I 
> probably don't want to know about or get involved in :)  I stick to 
> reliable exchanges.
>
> Perhaps I should have left out the word "interest" if it is confusing. 
> A non zero return occurs if you buy an interest bearing instrument at 
> anything other than par.  You are buying someone else's interest (a 
> premium) or getting some of their interest because they don't want the 
> risk of the principle (a discount).  There are loads of other reasons 
> for buying and selling, of course.
>
> The point is interest and other returns are *traded* and I'm not finding 
> it obvious how to do this in gnc as part of a composite tx.
>
> gnc likes simple investment returns
>
> one leg asset receiving
> one leg income to balance
> third leg asset to join them up
>
> or similar.
>
> Maybe I should change the way I work so that I produce 3 tx per month
>
> asset change
> income
> and the one gnc wants
>
> I'm certain my tx is right in accounting terms but somehow it isn't 
> being  "seen" by gnc for what it is.
>
> Anyway, it has been useful to me to explain so no harm done.  Who knows 
> I may wake up with the answer tomorrow, I am certainly closer in my own 
> mind.
>
> -- 
> Wm
>
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 21:17:49 +0000
> From: Wm <wm_o_...@yahoo.co.uk>
> To: gnucash-u...@lists.gnucash.org
> Subject: Re: How to Manually Track a Collection of Stocks & Stuff
> Combined into a Single Share
> Message-ID: <p5iem0$lm9$1...@blaine.gmane.org>
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> On 08/02/2018 14:28, David Carlson wrote:
> > If you want to create a fictional stock and manually enter prices from time
> > to time that is easy.
> > 
> > Just use the security editor and invent a name and symbol, possibly under
> > the group called Fund.  Do not set an online quote source.  Then manually
> > use the price editor to enter prices for whatever dates you like.
>
> I think you'll find it is the value that alters not the supposed price 
> which is probably a nominal 1 for the OP.
>
> gnc deals well with the price changes but not so well with value changes.
>
> -- 
> Wm
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 06:57:37 -0700 (MST)
> From: cicko <alen.sil...@gmx.com>
> To: gnucash-user@gnucash.org
> Subject: Latest version for Windows?
> Message-ID: <1518184657460-0.p...@n4.nabble.com>
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> I find a bit confusing as to where to find the latest version for Windows.
> The maintainance releases are apparently going out but somehow I can't
> figure out what the flow is.
>
> The main www.gnucash.org page points to
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/gnucash-2.6.19-1.setup.exe
> which does not exist.
>
> The Installation page simply points to the Windows directory on SourceForge.
> The Stable version there is 
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnucash/files/gnucash%20%28stable%29/2.6.19/gnucash-2.6.19-setup.exe/download
> which looks like the first 2.6.19 version?
> However, on the same page there is a hash
> 1fa83d9578e8c62bd7dcef3b953e0e7610bf03bed9c1a037a72a6eee1ac79e37
> gnucash-2.6.19-3.setup.exe
> which refers to 2.6.19-3 version for Windows(!).
>
> And, finally, Windows wiki page (https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Windows)
> points to 
> https://code.gnucash.org/builds/win32/maint/
> which shows what I believe are the weekly maintenance builds, based on the
> info in their names and the description on the wiki page.
>
> So, if I want to get the *latest stable version* for Windows, which one
> should I use?
> Thanks!
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 07:33:39 -0800
> From: John Ralls <jra...@ceridwen.us>
> To: "David T." <sunfis...@yahoo.com>
> Cc: gnucash-user@gnucash.org
> Subject: Re: Price Retrieval Failure, Part 2
> Message-ID: <290b6d85-e714-495a-8b23-277350cb1...@ceridwen.us>
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> GnuCash on the Mac doesn?t install anything. You drag the bundle to wherever 
> you like, and you can have as many as you like. If you want to try a ?fresh 
> installation? (shouldn?t make any difference, nothing in the bundle should 
> change with use) just open up the dmg and drag Gnucash.app somewhere else.
>
> The variables in the environment file are overridden by those variables being 
> set in the launcher script (Gnucash.app/Contents/MacOS/Gnucash). In 2.7.4 and 
> later there is no launcher script and the code that writes the environment 
> file is changed to use paths relative to {GNC_HOME}.
>
> You?re right that GnuCash shouldn?t be overwriting files in GNC_DOT_DIR. I?ll 
> have a look at that. 
>
> Regards,
> John Ralls
>
> > On Feb 8, 2018, at 9:14 PM, David T. via gnucash-user 
> > <gnucash-user@gnucash.org> wrote:
> > 
> > In reply to my own message, in the interest of trying to run a fresh 
> > installation of GnuCash, I logged in to a different (new) Mac user account 
> > and replicated the test there. In other words, I opened GnuCash and created 
> > a simple file with AAPL and tried to retrieve prices. I receive the same 
> > error. 
> > 
> > Because GnuCash on the Mac installs the application bundle at the system 
> > level, the environment file there is still invoked (a check in that account 
> > confirms that this file is accessible in the new account), so I wonder 
> > whether there is something going on there that causes my problem.
> > 
> > I don?t know whether this is a problem, but digging through the enviroment 
> > file yields two variables with John?s folder structures:
> > 
> > GNC_DBD_DIR=/Users/john/Development/Gnucash-Build/Gnucash-2.6-Leopard/inst/lib/dbd
> > XDG_DATA_DIRS=/Users/john/Development/Gnucash-Build/Gnucash-2.6-Leopard/inst/share;{XDG_DATA_DIRS};/usr/local/share;/usr/share
> > 
> > These should be removed, or scrubbed to be generically valid. 
> > 
> > At this point, I am at a loss for how to proceed.  
> > 
> > I would try for a ?clean slate,? but I would have thought that downloading 
> > and installing the newer version would have done that. Since I have been 
> > using GnuCash so long, and have sporadically attempted to contribute to the 
> > project, my machine has numerous development tools (git, SourceTree, etc.) 
> > and GnuCash content (gnucash-docs, gnucash-htdocs) installed; I imagine I 
> > could delete all of that as well, and try from there. Given how much 
> > trouble it has been for me to get these development technologies to work, I 
> > am loathe to take this step, however.
> > 
> > Geert mentioned that the Alphavantage settings will be incorporated into 
> > 3.0; when is that slated for release? Is the feature active on 2.7.4?and 
> > should I try using that (*he shudders*)? 
> > 
> > David
> > 
> >> On Feb 9, 2018, at 9:40 AM, David T. via gnucash-user 
> >> <gnucash-user@gnucash.org> wrote:
> >> 
> >> Unfortunately, adding these lines to my config.user did not result in any 
> >> further information.  I am stumped, and disappointed.
> >> 
> >> <aside>
> >> It seems that an upgrade of GnuCash not only tanks one?s customized 
> >> environment file in the application bundle (understandable), but also any 
> >> additional files that a user might have put into the DOT_GNUCASH_DIR 
> >> folder?like, custom scheme reports, or a config.user file that a user 
> >> might have created in vain attempts to get said custom reports to load 
> >> into their personal installation of GnuCash. I find this circumstance to 
> >> be rather troubling, as the files that a user has put into this folder 
> >> should not be summarily sent to the executioner by the next version of the 
> >> application. This is especially troubling given that the authorized 
> >> methods for creating and using custom scheme reports (as convoluted and 
> >> sensitive as they are) specifically directs such reports to be placed into 
> >> this folder. If *I* were to have written a custom report for GnuCash (as 
> >> opposed to simply copying someone else?s work to my own system) I would be 
> >> pretty ticked off to find my work discarded this way. Thank g
> oodness I had backups, but really, one shouldn?t have to restore from a 
> backup on this.
> >> </aside>
> >> 
> >> I have now created a simple file to test out price retrieval. I put one 
> >> stock account that uses AAPL, a cash account and Equity, and created a 
> >> simple buy transaction (to create one price entry). For me, this file 
> >> fails in the same way. I attach it here, so that someone else can test it. 
> >> If it works for you, then there is something about my Mac that F::Q 
> >> doesn?t like. And then I am really up the creek, because it?s a big 
> >> operating system out there?
> >> 
> >> David
> >> 
> >> <TestAlpha.gnucash>
> >> 
> >>> On Feb 8, 2018, at 11:40 PM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnuc...@kobaltwit.be> 
> >>> wrote:
> >>> 
> >>> David,
> >>> 
> >>> You can put the attached config.user file in your DOT_GNUCASH_DIR ($HOME/
> >>> Library/Application Support/Gnucash)
> >>> 
> >>> If you then start gnucash from the command line, it should print out the 
> >>> value 
> >>> of your API key there, together with the version of Finance::Quote that 
> >>> got 
> >>> installed. Unless the OS X edition doesn't print this early boot 
> >>> information...
> >>> 
> >>> Regards,
> >>> 
> >>> Geert<config.user>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 07:41:52 -0800
> From: John Ralls <jra...@ceridwen.us>
> To: cicko <alen.sil...@gmx.com>
> Cc: gnucash-user@gnucash.org
> Subject: Re: Latest version for Windows?
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>
> > On Feb 9, 2018, at 5:57 AM, cicko <alen.sil...@gmx.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I find a bit confusing as to where to find the latest version for Windows.
> > The maintainance releases are apparently going out but somehow I can't
> > figure out what the flow is.
> > 
> > The main www.gnucash.org page points to
> > http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/gnucash-2.6.19-1.setup.exe
> > which does not exist.
> > 
> > The Installation page simply points to the Windows directory on SourceForge.
> > The Stable version there is 
> > https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnucash/files/gnucash%20%28stable%29/2.6.19/gnucash-2.6.19-setup.exe/download
> > which looks like the first 2.6.19 version?
> > However, on the same page there is a hash
> > 1fa83d9578e8c62bd7dcef3b953e0e7610bf03bed9c1a037a72a6eee1ac79e37
> > gnucash-2.6.19-3.setup.exe
> > which refers to 2.6.19-3 version for Windows(!).
> > 
> > And, finally, Windows wiki page (https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Windows)
> > points to 
> > https://code.gnucash.org/builds/win32/maint/
> > which shows what I believe are the weekly maintenance builds, based on the
> > info in their names and the description on the wiki page.
> > 
> > So, if I want to get the *latest stable version* for Windows, which one
> > should I use?
>
> You should use 
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnucash/files/gnucash%20%28stable%29/2.6.19/gnucash-2.6.19-setup.exe/download
>  
> <https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnucash/files/gnucash%20(stable)/2.6.19/gnucash-2.6.19-setup.exe/download>
>  or 
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/2.6.19/gnucash-2.6.19-setup.exe
>  
> <https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/2.6.19/gnucash-2.6.19-setup.exe>
>
> (They?re the same file; Github lacks SourceForge?s annoying advertising).
>
> And I?ll get the mess of wrong pointers and names cleaned up.
>
> Regards,
> John Ralls
>
>
>
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