Backport of docs patch

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Sat Nov 24 04:49:41 EST 2012

That's a good question and the answer depends on a couple of factors.

1. How long will it take until we release 2.6 ? A recent estimate was 
March 2013, but that was admittedly fairly optimistic. It will very 
likely take longer.
2. How much of the documentation updates are relevant/useful for 2.4 ? 
Probably most of them, as people report (documentation) bugs and 
enhancements against the current stable release.
3. Even when we release 2.6, a lot of users will still continue to use 
2.4 for quite some time. Consider RHEL 6 and derivative users, which 
can't easily install GnuCash 2.6 due to its runtime requirements. Those 
people will benefit from updated documentation as well.

For GnuCash itself, I'm pretty sure there will be at least one more 2.4 
based release. There are quite a few fixes on the stable branch still. 
Not all are user visible, but some are real bugfixes and translation 
updates. And it's possible that during beta testing of 2.6, we discover 
some backward compatibility issues which need a fix in 2.4 and hence 
warrant a release. It has happened in past releases.

So based on this, I would plan at least one more documentation release 
as well and consider backporting of patches still useful.

Unless something urgent pops up, I would plan both releases somewhere 
close to the official 2.6 release.

Obviously this is only my opinion, others could disagree.


On 23-11-12 22:01, Cristian Marchi wrote:
> Now that there is a new release of the documentation, I was wondering 
> if I should continue to backport patches to 2.4 branch (when 
> applicable). Will there be a 2.4.3 release?
> Thanks
> Cristian
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