Geert Janssens janssens-geert at telenet.be
Sat Dec 14 11:44:26 EST 2013

On Saturday 14 December 2013 12:08:17 Geert Janssens wrote:
> On Saturday 14 December 2013 10:30:14 Cristian Marchi wrote:
> > Ubuntu 13.04
> > SWIG Version 2.0.7
> > Compiled with g++ [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu]
> > Configured options: +pcre
> > 
> > I think I need 2.0.10 right?
> That is: my patch applies only to code generated by 2.0.10 or more
> recent. Until now GnuCash only required swig 2.0.10 if compiled with
> guile 2.
> I didn't consider the option of building gnucash with guile 1.8 and an
> older version of swig. There is a tiny chance that this patch is not
> needed either for guile 1.8. So in that case I can simply skip the
> patch application when building with guile 1.8. If it is mandatory in
> both cases, I may have to create two patches, one that applies to old
> swig generated code and one that applies to new swig generated code.
> I'll check and report back.
It turns out the patch is only necessary for guile 2. I had already learned from the guile 
developers that the string handling changed radically between guile 1.8 and 2.0. This was one 
of the side effects.

I have committed r23559 to make sure the swig patch is only applied when building with guile 
2. In that situation we require swig 2.0.10 anyway.

Or more precisely we should require it. I have also committed r23560 to improve the swig 
check to test for 2.0.10 when configure detects guile 2. So that should now be covered as well.


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