When we started Skrooge, many moons ago, we decided that it would be
"a personal finances manager for KDE4, aiming at being simple and intuitive"
Now, time went by and many features have been added, and maybe the original statement has been a bit forgotten. We will spend time on refining the application usability, but for that we need your input.
To all Skrooge users and packagers : there is a bug in version 0.5.1 that will make you think all your data is lost ! Relax, it is not lost, and will be retrieved as soon as you install 0.5.2.
This is why we ask everyone with a version lower to 0.5.1 to skip this version, and go directly to version 0.5.2 released a few days ago.
Release early, release often, they say, so...
Skrooge 0.5.2 is now available. This is mainly a bugfix and performances release, but it also contains a new feature, called alarms.
Alarms are built on top of "Search & Process", and basically warn you once a condition is verified. For example, you can use this to be warned when your monthly expenses in a category exceed a certain amount. Yes, you can use it to define a basic budget overlook, but its usage may be wider than this !
For all my personal computing needs, linux + the KDE desktop is my platform of choice. It has everything I need, and I find it vastly superior in most (if not all) aspects compared to other proprietary solutions. However, others may have different needs and/or opinions, or simply have no choice. My employer used to have many Unix stations (HP-UX and Solaris) for CAD needs, but is now moving to PCs with Windows for these too.
The Skrooge team is pleased to announce the release of version 0.5.0. This is the first version officially released from KDE extragear, and we would like to thank all those who contributed, far too many to credit everyone ! We intentionnally skipped numbers between our last release (0.2.9) and this one to reflect both our inclusion in the KDE world, and the massive amount of features, bugfixes, optimizations performed. Some highlights :
As promised in a previous post, here are some more Skrooge features. I posted a first list a rather long time ago, but it was quite incomplete, and some more features have been added in between. Please note also that this post is heavily based on the Skrooge Handbook, because I'm such a lazy chap ;-)
Importing Existing Data