Any prognosis for when 2.4 is due?

James Wilde james.wilde at
Wed Dec 30 17:00:52 EST 2009

Thanks Phil and Firefly.

I'll take a look at the new 2.3.8 with non-critical data.  Like Firefly I like the idea of the xml backend, for the same reasons, but hot damn!  An sql backend has to open a Pandora's box of exciting possibilities.

I'll take a look at the yearend procedure now, and see what it does and doesn't do based on Firefly's comments.  

Forgot to say that I think Gnucash is so useful for transaction entry and I'm really pleased with it.  Thanks a lot to all the developers and the friendly people on this list who help out.


On Dec 30, 2009, at 20:00 , Phil Longstaff wrote:

> As far as major pieces for 2.4, the last thing is webkit on windows
> (webkit on linux/mac seem to work fine, webkit on windows has some
> really bad bugs - fonts unreadable if you print a report).  I'm working
> on that now, and hope soon to either have a fix or else we'll need to
> pull webkit out on windows and go back to gtkhtml.
> 2.4 will support SQL to an sqlite3 db file, or a local or remote mysql
> or postgresql db.  I've been using the sqlite3 backend quite
> successfully, but don't use all of the features.  There are still some
> bugs that need to be fixed.  Even after they are fixed, the decision is
> to stay with the XML backend by default, but allow the user to save into
> an SQL file and go from there.  Note that gnucash is *not* a database
> app, and there is no multi-user capability.
> As far as target date goes...  I hope to resolve webkit/windows within
> the next 2 weeks - either have a version that allows you to print, or
> else go back to gtkhtml on windows.  Then, a few releases for string
> freeze/translation and fixing critical bugs.  Maybe end of April?
> Phil
> On Wed, 2009-12-30 at 19:12 +0100, James Wilde wrote:
>> I use 2.2.9 and note that work is now progressing on 2.3.x, heading towards 2.4 stable.
>> I understand that 2.4 will be able to use a SQL backend.  Will it continue to support the xml backend?  Which of these alternatives is considered the way to go?  Is there a target date for 2.4?
>> TIA
>> //James 
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