"Hello, World" report crashes Gnucash

Bill Gribble grib@gnumatic.com
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 09:44:01 -0600

On Wed, Feb 28, 2001 at 10:15:59AM -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
> No, the previous error was when I clicked on the 'Help' button while
> trying to create a new security (stock).  You're right that gtkhtml
> might be a red-herring.

Ah, I didn't see that you had clicked on the Help button.  Sorry.
That does make it more likely that the problem is gtkhtml-related.
Let me go back and check some version issues.  It's likely that if
your version of gtkhtml is quite old it probably doesn't have a number
of bug fixes and features that I added to it.  I believe the current
stable release is 0.8.2, and my patches went into the 0.8.0 release.

> Are you implying that Gnucash only plans to support the power-users
> running bleeding-edge software?

No.  I'm just saying that the 1.5.x series of gnucash is for
development, and we should be coding for the APIs that will be
standard and current when we release.  That means they are bleeding
edge while we are developing, but stable when we release.  Is it
really that onerous to expect people to have a Helix (sorry, Ximian)
Gnome system that they can install with a single command?