KMyMoney forecast?

Asked by Jason Stairs

Is it possible, like in MS Money to see a graphical forecast of your finances in KMyMoney?

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Hei Ku (asoliverez) said :

Not at the moment. I assume you are using the CVS version, because that is the only one that has forecast.
I am currently working on it, but it will take some time (either a week or a couple of months) to have forecast graphs on CVS.

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Jason Stairs (jasonstairs) said :

Hello Hei,

I am not currenlty using the CVS version, at least I don't think so. I am in the process of switching to Linux and am therefore a newbie. I recently installed Ubuntu 8.04 and downloaded KMyMoney via the Add/Remove software in an attempt to get my wife to switch from MS Money 2002 to KMyMoney. The one thing she really likes is the graphical financial forecast. After searching the www, I found some mention of the forecast but was unable to find it in any KMyMoney manuals or in KMyMoney itself so I posted my question here.

It is good to know that it is eventually coming. It is a nice feature. Can you direct me to some instructions on how to install/use the CVS version so that I can have the forecast option earlier?

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Hei Ku (asoliverez) said :

You can see the instructions here:

But, there is a PPA (personal package archive) that you can use to install easily from Adept, or Synaptic, whatever is your package manager of choice.

Here are the instructions to install it from there:

That PPA is updated regularly from CVS, and it is really easy to install and keep updated. In that version you will find a lot of new features. The help is mostly updated, though some stuff is missing. That is something we are working on as we prepare for 1.0 release this year.
Feel free to ask any question you might have.

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Hei Ku (asoliverez) said :

Just one more thing to keep in mind, and that you might not be familiar since you are new to Linux.
CVS versions are development snapshots. Even if we try to do a good job at not having anything crash, there are times when some errors get into the code. I have yet to see someone lose data, but there might be a couple of crashes here and there. We are usually quick to solve them, but you are warned that it may not be so rosy as a stable, production release. You are warned.
Having said that, the developers use the CVS version for every day use, so we try hard not to have anything break on us.

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