Emphasise the concept of gc data-files != gc program-file
On the mailing lists, it seems that many users do not understand the concept of having data stored in files:
- "How can I backup my data?"
- "I Wanted to start over and reinstalled GC - but the data is still there."
- "I did $SomethingFromFileMenu an now all my data is gone."
IMHO this would get better if users understood that their data is stored in files just like their office documents.
This could be achieved by changing the startup-behaviour:
When gc is started with no explicit file as an option, gc should present a dialog with the last recently used files to select.
Well, there is no dislike button, so: I object :)
Most users will only need one book. Some may keep older books (e.g. one per Business year), but even they will usually want to continue to work with the one that was last opened.
So while it may help some users in some rare and only Initial cases, it would hurt all the other users, who would be presented with a useless dialogue every time they start gnucash.