running in the source tree

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Feb 6 11:04:05 CST 2003

Feel free to submit a patch.

Personally, I just always run out of an install dir -- I don't
consider it a major hastle.  I just add /opt/gnucash-cvs/bin to my
patch and viola, it all works.  Sure, it takes bit more time to
iterate through the fix/build/test cycle, but it works fine for me.


Andrew Pimlott <gnucash-devel at> writes:

> On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:32:28PM -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > Andrew Pimlott <gnucash-devel at> writes:
> > 
> > > Is it correct that nobody cares much about running gnucash in the
> > > source tree?  I tried doing this and encountered several obvious
> > > errors.  Here's what I had to do to make it start (I haven't tested
> > > much, but it seems to be working):
> > 
> > No, it's not correct that nobody cares.  It is correct that nobody
> > really tests it. ;)
> Now that I tried to use the window that pops up, I see that
> GNC_GLADE_DIR is hard-coded
> (gnome-utils/dialog-utils.c:gnc_glade_xml_new and
> gnome-utils/gnc-dir.h:GNC_GLADE_DIR).  There are a couple other
> hard-coded paths in gnc-dir.h, and one in /app-utils/i18n.h, which
> is probably not critical.
> There doesn't appear to be a mechanism like gnc:config-var-value-get
> for C code to get a parameter like this.  Is it worth adding one?
> Andrew
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