gnucash mac question

Dave Reiser dbreiser at
Thu Jul 31 09:56:59 EDT 2008

-----Original Message-----
>From: Sean D'Entremont <sdent64 at>
>Sent: Jul 30, 2008 10:30 PM
>To: gnucash-devel at
>Subject: gnucash mac question
>I was wondering if there were any plans for releasing a current version of gnucash to run natively on the mac with a simple installer.  I got it working with macports on leopard, but the potential for gnucash to replace quicken for me would be greater if there was a quick install in case all goes to heck with my computer/financial data.  I think a lot of mac users might be more willing to switch to gnucash as well, if there was an easy install and non-x11 version.  As it is, I point a lot of people to ubuntu and the version that is available on that distro, but just thought i would inquire about the mac's future with gnucash.  Thanks,

There are no formal plans, but it will probably happen eventually. Apple isn't helping by doing a lousy job maintaining their X11 installations. When GTK-Aqua finally stabilizes, things will look more interesting. It will still be a significant project because of the number of open source libraries used combined with Apple's different structure for 'constructing' apps.


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