Working on building a patch

Tom Bullock tbullock at
Sun Jul 11 14:08:27 EDT 2010


I am sending this to the developer's list because in building a patch, 
that when successful will be sent here, I encountered some problems that 
raised some questions for me.

I was successful in using "svn" to copy gnucash-docs to my computer.

Following your advice,  I focused on these two directories: GUIDE/C and 

1.  In guide/C I found only this problem:
             Could not display 
             There is no application installed for Quicken Document Files.

         This really is not a problem with the Sample file, but a lack 
of appropriate software to access its content.

Can you point me to the software needed to use the file?   I am 
concerned that without access to its content, I will likely miss or 
misunderstand something in the present documentation.

2.  In help/C I found 3 XML parsing errors, though the specifics of the 
errors are unique to each file in which they appear.

Example 1 for help/C:
             XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
             Line Number 219, Column 2: &chartacctseg;

Example 2 for help/C:
             XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
             Line Number 1416, Column 2: &txf-categories;

Example 3 for help/C:
             XML Parsing Error: junk after document element
             Line Number 139, Column 1:<chapter id="getting-started">
The other files seem free of such errors.

Not knowing XML, how do I get these corrected/removed?
Should they be removed before proceeding with my patch?
When I used SVN to place these files on my computer on Friday, July 9, I 
got no error messages.  The only message I got was that I had checked 
out "revision 19355".  Is that the version I should have checked out?

Your guidance much appreciated.  If these are to be fixed and I do have 
the correct revision, then I could incorporate the fixes for those 
errors if someone tells me how to do it.


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