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Skrooge gets a starting page

One of the things that we often here about Skrooge is that people do not know where to start. One of the design decision is that we want to stay away from wizards as much as we can (I was once told by a librarian friend that you can never trust wizards. Ook), so this is not an option. As an attempt to enhance the user experience when starting in Skrooge, we created a start page :

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Skrooge 1.1.0 released

The Skrooge team is pleased to announce the release 1.1.0 of its popular personal finances management application

New Features

  • New type of account "Loan": transfer from/to this kind of account are considered as "expenditure" in reports
  • New function to remove useless values in unit (the curve is preserved but useless values are removed)

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Some clarifications about Skrooge

I was pointed by Thomas, of KMyMoney fame, to an LWN article talking about Skrooge. While it is great to see some blog posts about a tool that is, after all, not so well known, this one contains a few incorrect statements. To the author's credit, I must admit that Skrooge's User Interface is maybe a bit too packed to allow discovering these functions easily... Until we find a way to propose something slickier, I will try to provide some clarifications here.

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