As I've mentioned a few times, GNUCash wasn't able to print out the invoice from last week. Neither for this week, it turns out. That's not good. I need to have the invoices going out if money is going to come in.
So, the 10 minute job I was planning on this afternoon has now turned into a 5 hour saga of investigating options from fixing GNUCash, through parsing the GNUCash file (which doesn't probably specify namespaces than thus isn't readily loadable by the standard XML parsers) and generating my own invoices, through using SQL-Ledger (which I now have installed and running, but which it turns out I really don't like much from a UI perspective (particularly for running a service-oriented company (it's inventory-focussed))).
Which is all to say that I'm getting pretty close to dropping the Open Source requirement and just purchasing QuickBooks. The flip side of that is that there is probably an opening in the Open Source market for a robust small-service-oriented company accounting product, either a reworking/repackaging of SQL-Ledger or something new. I stopped myself three or four times this evening from jumping into developing such a project.
Anyway, still no invoices and no OpenGL-ctypes hacking either. Bit of a waste of an evening all comes down to it.
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