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  1. Include mysql and postgresql support in the macosx build

    The build for macos does not include support for macos and postgresql which requires the user to have to compile in these options themselves. This is a lot to ask for, please just add this support to the macosx build.

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  2. Investigate slow startup time and make it faster.

    On my 2011 i5 work laptop GnuCash takes an age to start up. My accounts file is currently ~900KB. I run demanding programs like Visual Studio and they are faster to start up and load projects. Why is it so slow? GnuCash is also the only program to cause my music playback to stutter when it starts up. I would hope that this situation could be improved - does it really need 40 seconds to get going?

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  3. Depreciation schedules

    It would be good to have depreciation schedules implemented. Right now we use scheduled transactions to run periodic transactions from Assets to Expense:Depreciation. However there more types of depreciation schedules in the wild and so specialized dialog/schedule is needed. It would be good to have such schedule to appear as soon as invoice containing an asset is entered so type of depreciation and effective life of an asset may be entered.

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  4. Point of Sale

    My small retail store is growing and I could use a POS option that generates Sales receipts, maintains: inventory, COGS, and checking/cash accounts.

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  5. Allow for multiple companies (subsidiaries), and for consolidated accounting

    This is a variation of another user's suggestion, except it does not address variable reporting periods among the various companies. I believe this is therefore a simpler feature case.

    The user creates a single chart of accounts, but for each transaction, create an additional column of data: the company.

    Then, for reports, have a check box which presents: a) all transactions, b) only transactions for company 'n'. For example, if the user creates 2 companies, three reports are possible, "Company 1", "Company 2", and a consolidated report.

    Post a transaction which impacts retained earnings?: the company column value would carry…

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  6. Improve UI reliability on Mac OS X version

    I am using GnuCash 2.4.10 on Mac OS X. There are many minor UI bugs. See the list below. Yes, I will file bug reports for a few, but there are many problems.

    I suggest that developers and testers allocate some time for testing the basic UI operation on the Mac OS X version, and fix 20-50 minor problems. And/or, consider if there is a weakness in the development process which lets such bugs get into the build.

    OK, you will probably suggest that I do the testing, file the bug reports, then download the source, fix the bugs, and…

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  7. support merging two gnucash files

    Merging two gnucash files, which do not have redundant information.

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  8. wildcard match to assign accounts on import

    The most time consuming activity for me - assigning accounts to imported transactions. Most could be automated with a smart query string match using a wildcard. Most transactions are like this:

    Telco Co. Ltd {#2392Random Number58359}

    and I just want it assigned it to phone every time. I would look forward to using GnuCash then.

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  9. effective date for transactions

    as discussed here http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/SoC2007#.22EffectiveDate.22for_transactions
    and here http://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2003-May/009125.html

    it would be really useful to be able to specify an effective date for a transaction for budgeting and also reconciliation

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  10. Automatic import of qfx files

    When qfx file is downloaded from Bank's website it should be possible to "open this file" using Gnucash and gnucash should automatically open import window.

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  11. Support PAYe RTI submissions (UK)

    PAYe 'Real Time Information' (RTI) is compulsory submission of payroll information to HMRC in the UK. This looks to be sending a bunch of XML files with a particular format (see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/softwaredevelopers/rti/index.htm ) whenever an employee is paid. A menu option to submit one or more selected payments, or even just raw values, would be very useful.

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  12. Split transaction when importing

    GnuCash can already remember which account to use to balance the transaction when importing. I think it is remembered based on the description column. I would like GnuCash to remember if it was a split transaction and if possible the percentage to use. Quicken already does it.

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  13. Easy way to connect GNU Cash to CRM Systems (SugarCRM, vTigerCRM, SplendidCRM, etc)

    It should be quite easy to connect GNU Cash to CRM Systems if you know how there SQL-db layout is. Doing this would make GNU Cash so much more valuable to companies. I myself do volunteer to implement this feature. If I can get one GNU Cash developer to cooperate with me on this (as I would be required to ask questions about GNU Cash internals).

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  14. Resizing columns should follow common standards

    When you want to change the width of columns, you will discover GNUCashs unusual approach: When dragging a middle columns supposedly wider, the extra space gets allocated to the last column instead.

    GNUCash should follow th standards used e.g. in EXCEL or CALC.

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  15. Add a comparator index to stock/fund reports

    Although it is helpful to generate a report that shows your stock/fund is up 5%
    for the year, it is also very important to be able to compare it to an
    appropriate index which may show that most stocks/funds of that type are up
    10%. Index information could be obtained using the Security Editor and the
    Price Editor but there does not appear to be any way to generate a report that
    will plot the two values on the same graph.

    Recommendations:
    1. On the Price Editor screen, change the label "Namespace" to "Type" so that
    it matches the label…

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  16. Create a unified tool for working with investments

    Right now, buying or selling stocks or shares of a mutual fund is a terribly complex thing to do, requiring a split transaction. Furthermore, doing this with a 401k is even more difficult, if, say, I wanted to reallocate my investments.

    I wish there were a tool to enter the necessary information (what I'm selling and for how much, and how I want to use the funds) and it would then create the transaction for me.

    Even more than this, it is difficult to deal with a 401k that is only partially vested. I wish this were more easy to…

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  17. allow multiple select in generic importer

    It would be great if you could highlight multiple transactions when importing an OFX file, and assign the same account (and action) to them all at the same time. This functionality currently exists in the QIF importer, but not in the generic importer.

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  18. Better automatic online banking setup for OFX download

    Most individuals don't have the time to manually enter their banking information. I had no success in connecting to a major bank (bank of america), despite reading all the help files I could find.

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  20. personalize the toolbar

    Currently, I am using the online banking menu items "Actions -> Online Banking
    -> Get Transactions" a lot. I would like to add buttons for those actions to
    the toolbar.

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