GtkHtml causes Windows build to crash

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Tue Feb 16 10:48:09 EST 2010

I did test the win32 release as far as installing it, running it, creating a new file, but did not test reports.  Anyone want to write a sanity test spec?

I used to be a hypochondriac AND a kleptomaniac. So I took something for it.

From: Christian Stimming <stimming at>
To: Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at>
Cc: gnucash-devel at
Sent: Tue, February 16, 2010 9:09:11 AM
Subject: Re: GtkHtml causes Windows build to crash

Zitat von Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at>:
> The switch to GtkHtml seems to cause the Windows build to crash on any attempt to open a report.
> ...
> But obviously in the current state, the Windows build is worse off with
> GtkHtml than with Webkit.

Yes. That's unfortunate and it was unexpected. The blame isn't on you but rather on the missing part of the release process where we don't test the resulting windows binary at all...

> I can revert my change, and set Webkit back as the html renderer. At least
> that will eliminate the crash.
> But according to bug #591177, the 2.4 release on windows should be using
> GtkHtml. So simply reverting to Webkit is only pushing the problem ahead of us in the future.

Yes, but I guess that's the current way to at least get back into a working version. I propose we revert back to webkit, and in order to distinguish the newly working windows build from the broken 2.3.9 build we already switch to a release version 2.3.10.

You can revert, increase the version number, and tag right away (I'm away from SVN access currently).



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