Making GnuCash development on Windows easier, one step at the time

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Mon Jan 21 11:54:35 EST 2013

On 21-01-13 16:50, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Christian Stimming <christian at> writes:
>> Oh, you're right. Paths with spaces will continue to give us headaches
>> at each and every place that uses normal Unix shell scripts. That
>> would be enough of a reason to stick to a direct installation in c:\,
>> unfortunately.
> Unless we properly quote everything everywhere.  But miss *one* spot and
> you'll have a problem, so safer not to have any spaces if we can avoid
> it.
> -derek
It becomes even more complex because we depend on a lot of external 
packages that all come with their own build scripts that also all have 
to quote their paths properly. If they don't we have to add patches for 
those into our build system as well.


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