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Christian Stimming christian at
Sun Jun 23 04:40:29 EDT 2013

Am Freitag, 21. Juni 2013, 17:18:30 schrieb Geert Janssens:
> On Friday 21 June 2013 11:05:20 Buddha Buck wrote:
> > Is the proper repo to fork if I
> > want to do work on Gnucash development?
> > 
> > I'd like to develop some command-line utilities that use the Gnucash
> > API to manipulate Gnucash files.  If that works, I'd like to
> > contribute them back to Gnucash.
> > _______________________________________________
> > gnucash-devel mailing list
> > gnucash-devel at
> >
> Yes, that's the one.
> If you have experience with git, all you need to know is you can clone that
> repository and you're off. Only keep in mind our development branch is
> called "trunk" (due to our svn legacy) instead of the usual "master" in
> pure git environments.
> If you're relatively new to git, we have a wiki page explaining this in a
> little more detail:

I think one last issue that isn't mentioned on the wiki page is about the 
core.autocrlf property of git. A few days ago I cloned the git repo on a 
computer (running Ubuntu 12.04) where I haven't done any gnucash development 
before, and immediately I ran into the crlf issues with the files that have a 
CRLF line ending (inside packaging/win32 etc.). Maybe it is necessary to set 
up the core.autocrlf property globally *before* checking out the cloned 
gnucash repo. It took me several attempts, including deleting the 
.gitattribute file from the index, until I got reported an unchanged working 
copy. Sorry for not providing the exact instructions here, but for a new 
computer, this issue seems to be still open.



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