Building on Windows from scratch

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Dec 20 08:27:57 EST 2013

On 20 December 2013 12:59, Gary Bilkus <mail at> wrote:
> Thanks for the info.
> I will set up a windows 32 bit virtual machine and try to follow the instructions one by one. Should I report each problem to this list or privately to somewhere else. I'm happy to put in the work to ensure that the instructions are clear.
> BTW, the reason I want to be able to build gnucash from source is that I'm considering some enhancements which may be of interest to others and may not, but I am restricted to running on windows boxes at the moment.

Have you considered running ubuntu (for example) in a virtual machine
such as vmware or virtualbox?   I suspect the hassle of doing that
would be much less than that of developing on Windows.


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