Vista (progress? estimate?)

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Mar 22 09:49:40 EDT 2008

Um, I've heard no news that 2.2.4 doesn't work on Vista.  Does 2.2.4
NOT work on vista?


Quoting Mike or Penny Novack <stepbystepfarm at>:

> I need to do some organizational planning but I am posting this here
> rather than the "user" list because of the nature of parts of this question.
> Problem statement --- I am currently the Treasurer for a 501c3 but next
> year will have to take at least a one year hiatus (term limit bylaw).
> Which means I have to be able to turn this over to somebody else. I have
> the organizational books up under GnuCash and would like them to be able
> to remain under GnuCash. Currently running on our PERSONAL computer but
> that's part of the problem for turnover. There is a time limit issue on
> getting a reimbursement for the organizational computer lost in the fire.
> 1) What is the current "Vista" situation? If GnuCash still isn't Vista
> ready, anybody willing to give a time estimate on when they think the
> problem will have been solved? Please, I am not intending this as
> holding anybody's feet to the fire or hanging them for a bad guess -- I
> used to do this for a living and know how "deliverable" dates slip OR
> what gets delivered actually missing pieces. But I need a "guesstimate"
> in order to make other choices.
> 2) What is driving this is another time limit -- one involving
> reimbursement (replacement) insurance for what was lost in the fire.
> There are naturally some constraints (besides cost) but essentially I
> can buy an approximately ~550* device for ~150 (the already received
> "depreciated current value" of the destroyed device). The sad realities
> are......
>  a) Nobody is very willing to house an extra desktop. They will want it
> on a laptop.
>  b) There is ONE other director who would be willing to run Linux. I
> just can't make "use something other than Windows" a requirement for
> running for Treasurer.
>  c) I can get a refurbished laptop under XP with adequate "modern
> hardware" to possibly be able to justify the decision. You need to
> understand that the problem is at
>      this "cost" my choices in new laptops running XP is very limited.
> Remember -- for the rest of the board (minus one other person besides
> myself) the "politics" of "free         software" irrelevant AND the
> cost issue not as relevant (Intuit won't -- but many vendors charge
> non-profits less and/or agencies give grants for purposes like "all
> directors get the same version of MS Office").
>     The point here is that I don't want to wage a fight that I don't
> have to (justify why I got a refurbished laptop rather than a new one
> for the same price!). I can hold off on action six months at least.
> That's why I am asking for a prediction. I also face the potential
> problem of my replacement NOT wanting a dedicated device but asking me
> to install GnuCash on their device. So we aren't talking about date when
> "buildable" on Vista but availability of a stable release.
> Michael
> * allowed to spend more -- essentially for any replacement device bought
> costing that mush or more get the maximum reimbursement of 400 so only
> paying cost-400 for the device
> --
> There is no possibility of social justice on a dead planet except the 
> equality of the grave.
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