Simultaneous release of gnucash and gnucash-docs ?

mrcardoor mrcardoor at
Tue Oct 2 18:15:36 EDT 2012


  I might be overlooking something but what about including a symbolic link
in the gnucash-docs patch that would redirect help queries in gnucash 2.4.x
(or if you rather, yelp) to the proper directory?


On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at>wrote:

> My suggestion of a couple of weeks back to do a release for gnucash-docs
> lead to some improvements in the GnuCash documentation. Great !
> So once Cristian finishes his last edits, I will plan for that release.
> However, bug 661705 [1] may complicate things a little. The essence of that
> bug is that yelp has changed the default paths where it looks for gnome
> help files. Fixing this required the installation part of gnucash-docs to
> install in the new paths. On the gnucash-docs side, this is a trivial fix.
> The trouble is, that with the new paths, gnucash (2.4.x) won't find its
> help files anymore, as it is hard-wired to find them in the old location.
> Trunk doesn't have this problem anymore, because it depends on yelp to find
> the help files for it.
> So I'm not sure how to proceed here. I can go two ways:
> - fix gnucash 2.4.x to find the help files in the new location as well. In
> that case, gnucash and gnucash-docs have to be released together. An older
> gnucash won't find the files if they come from a newer gnucash-docs.
> - let the bug exist for 2.4, and only fix it in trunk. When gnucash 2.6 is
> released, gnucash-docs 2.6 should be released as well. Without the fix in
> gnucash-docs gnucash in trunk won't find its help files.
> The bug was my primary trigger to look into a new documentation release. I
> think the yelp issue exists for quite some time now. It was already
> mentioned in a downstream debian bug in 2008. So I would prefer to fix it
> for 2.4, but that's my preference only.
> What do others think ?
> Geert
> [1]**show_bug.cgi?id=661705<>
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