"Make it easier for users to work with alternative/non-ISO/private currencies. (http://uservoice.com/a/35yKe
Folks, I made the above suggestion to the GnuCash developers to include better support for currencies that do not meet ISO requirements, like the bitcoin. I hope you'll all up vote it.
It's being discussed in an onerous discussion here:https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130920
Before they decide to take any action, you may try to use these currency codes of gnucash to denote BTC:
- XXX (unknown currency)
- XTS (currency for testing purpose)
- XPT (Platinum)
So, when they rolled out the real BTC support you can then update your ledger to use it. -- do a search-and-replace of your ledger file (*.gnucash)
There is nothing to do with ISO requirements. Developers do things at their will and update the system following engineering needs, not user requirements. Otherwise how do you explain XTS is not removed in the final release? Users don't have a stake there, in opensource developers rules, the quality is maintained by the fact that most developers happen to be also users. More often than not, if you managed to contributed 50% code, you have to insist on really really bad mistakes in order that other people consider forking your project, and before that you rule like a king. -> this paragraph is not a complaint, just a general description.