building gda-dev2 on windows XP Pro SP2

Andreas Köhler at
Sun Mar 16 12:37:43 EDT 2008


Am Samstag, den 15.03.2008, 17:57 -0400 schrieb Karim B:
> Mike or Penny Novack wrote:
> > Related to getting started. (now that my "post fire" life is more or 
> > less back to normal -- sorry for the long delay)
> >
> > I haven't ever done any "work" in the Windows environment before. 
> > Which means I don't have a set of development tools. Anybody willing 
> > to make some suggestions? What open source compliers. etc. and since 
> > LISP is involved, that too (is there such a thing as emacs for 
> > Windows?). I am also open to suggestions for books* (we lost about 
> > 2500 including all my computer science, math, etc.). Level? A retired 
> > senior systems analyst who has probably written a couple hundred 
> > thousand lines of code in my day but limited experience with "small 
> > machines" like personal computers.
> >
> > If I am going to be of any use, time to get started.
> >
> > Michael D Novack, FLMI
> >
> > * I used to get by mainly with old ones (R&K for C, etc.). So I don't 
> > know what's current, especially with regard to "standards". I have 
> > till November with the insurance reimbursements.
> >
> >
> I haven't done much work on Gnucash on Linux or Windows but I was able 
> to get it to compile under Windows by following the instructions on this 
> page:
> There are a few manual steps and then a script that downloads and 
> installs a bunch of tools and then compiles the code.
> I still haven't figured out how to just compile the local code, the 
> default scripts seem to go out to the svn repository and pull down the 
> latest code every time. 
> Anyone know anything about debugging Gnucash under windows?

To build from a tarball, untar it and use the shipped

To avoid an svn update each time, declare "block_step svn_up" in your  If you need different paths, change REPOS_DIR and
REL_REPOS_DIR accordingly.  I usually only change GLOBAL_DIR, BTW.

As mentioned, debugging information can be found at .

-- andi5

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