Windows nightly build: Would you use it?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Oct 7 10:00:12 EDT 2007


Where did Nathan use the word "tarball"?  I don't see it anywhere...

Nathan was asking whether he thought people would want to be able
to have a nightly Win32 build (gnucash-setup.exe) available in
addition to the stable Win32 build (gnucash-setup.exe).   HOPEFULLY
the two installations would be independent, although I dont know
if you could have them both installed simultaneously or not.

This has nothing to do with building gnucash yourself.


"Stephen Grant brown" <s_g_brown at> writes:

> Hi All,
> If by a tarball you mean a 50 to 60 megabyte file each night I would soon 
> run out of download quota.
> Why not a svn checkout of a compiled and runable gnucash that can be run 
> independently of the stable 2.2.1 version?
> I am still attempting to get a working build system for gnucash  under 
> Windows Vista.
> Under Windows XP I could run the gnucash from the stable tarball or gnucash 
>>From the build and as far as I know the two versions of gnucash where 
> entirely independent of each other. ie no files used in the tarball'ed 
> gnucash from the gnucash I built, and no files used in the gnucash I built 
>>From the gnucash obtained from the tarball.
> Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant Brown
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Nathan Buchanan" <nbinont at>
> To: "gnucash-devel" <gnucash-devel at>; <gnucash-user at>
> Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 1:25 PM
> Subject: Windows nightly build: Would you use it?
>> Hello All!
>> I've been considering providing nightly development builds of gnucash for
>> Windows, but there's been some debate among the developers as to whether 
>> the
>> builds would be used. So, I'm writing to ask the Windows user/dev 
>> community
>> if they think they would use it.
>> And example of the builds is here:
>> What it is:
>> -The latest development version of gnucash taken straight from the source
>> repository.
>> -Includes features under development
>> -Includes any unreleased bugfixes
>> -It will probably include some new bugs as well.
>> Who would use it:
>> -Those who would like to be on the leading edge of development and don't
>> mind the occasional crash
>> -Those who would like to help gnucash by locating/troubleshooting/fixing
>> bugs and verifying bugfixes.
>> So with that, the poll opens: would you foresee using a nightly build of
>> gnucash for Windows? Should we be providing them?
>> Input from all is welcome.
>> Nathan
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