GnuCash on Win32: Binary package now available

jarney1 at jarney1 at
Wed Jan 3 20:39:25 EST 2007

The problem of opening the DOS window on run is solved during build by setting LDFLAGS="-mwindows" prior to running the ./configure script.  Alternatively, a win32 platform can be detected inside the and the "-mwindows" flag added at that time.

You will also need to make sure this is set also for anything that gnucash ends up invoking (such as gconfd).

My 2 cents.  This is what I did and it works just fine.

---- Tim Wunder <tim at> wrote: 
> On Wednesday 03 January 2007 11:47 am, Christian Stimming wrote:
> > As explained earlier here and on,
> > compiling of GnuCash on Microsoft Windows can be completed successfully
> > for quite some time now.
> >
> > Eventually with the help of a lot of you here we were also able to
> > create the first binary packages that come with a executable installer.
> > According to our initial tests, these install an actually working copy
> > of GnuCash on Windows. We need a lot of feedback now about whether this
> > really works, or which parts are still broken. Please download this
> > totally experimental package from here:
> >
> >
> >
> > For known issues, see here:   When
> > reporting problems, either send a message here on gnucash-devel or add
> > text to the wiki page. (Please don't use bugzilla for windows issues, yet.)
> >
> > Most importantly, the win32-GnuCash cannot read or write compressed
> > files. Your Unix/Linux datafile is most certainly gzip compressed, so
> > this cannot be read by the win32 GnuCash. In any case you shouldn't use
> > this win32 version for any of your real data, because it might still
> > mysteriously modify your data or make it disappear or whatever.
> >
> > We are eagerly awaiting any feedback.
> >
> Well it installed and ran on my WinXP laptop. I did have to gunzip the data 
> file, but that's a known issue. There's probly a LF/CR problem with the Tips 
> of the Day since it seems ever other one is blank. I haven't dug into it real 
> heavily, but it looks pretty good at first blush. 
> It is slow to start, and a DOS window displays on the desktop all the time, 
> but I'm not sure if you can do anything about that or not...
> Good work!
> Tim
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