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helps you keep your books so you don't get lost.

Bo-Keep allows you to create custom data entry interfaces for accounting software, speeding up data entry and reducing errors.

The system uses front-end plugins for data entry interfaces, and back-end plugins to connect with various accounting programs.


Latest Release

1.2.1 Release bokeep-1.2.1.tar.gz


Bo-Keep is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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Instructions and README Files

Supported Operating Systems and Dependencies

Bo-Keep is written in python and has been developed and tested on GNU/Linux systems. Reasonable attempts have been made at portability, so it will probably work in other places where the dependencies are available with minimal effort.

Bo-Keep depends on and requires PyGTK with Glade support for its user-interface and ZODB for its data storage.

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Developed by ParIT Worker Co-operative, Ltd with grant funding from:

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Particular custom interfaces are provided by Bo-Keep plugins. Support for working with different accounting programs is provided by backend plugins. You can learn more about developing Bo-Keep plugins by reading Plugin API README. You can also create your first plugin by following the Mileage Tutorial.

Bo-Keep is most useful with a backend plugin to connect it to a real accounting program, currently only a GnuCash backend plugin exists, so installation of GnuCash is recommended as well. You'll need GnuCash 2.4.0 or later with python bindings enabled.


We welcome contributions. Please read COPYRIGHT_AND_CONTRIBUTIONS.

This project is hosted on GNU Savannah.

We welcome participation on our Bo-Keep development mailing list, and our Mercurial repository is open for reading.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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