GnuCash releases ?

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Mar 29 13:12:50 EDT 2013

On Mar 28, 2013, at 11:30 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:

> On Mar 27, 2013, at 5:34 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
>> On Mar 27, 2013, at 1:07 PM, Christian Stimming <christian at> wrote:
>>> Am Mittwoch, 27. März 2013, 18:45:41 schrieb Geert Janssens:
>>>> Two come to mind:
>>>> 2.4.12
>>>> The previous release dates back to July 2012. Not that much has been going
>>>> on on stable, but there are a number of bugfixes waiting to be released. I
>>>> have read several suggestions from users that we're waiting too long to
>>>> release them. I'd agree it's time to put out what we have.
>>> +1 from me on this. Let's do a 2.4.12 ASAP.
>>>> 2.5.0
>>>> This was discussed before. The only remaining major items are
>>>> gconf->gsettings and the register rewrite. I think I'll need too much time
>>>> to finish gsettings to delay 2.5.0 for it. I intend to get it ready for
>>>> 2.5.1 or 2.5.2. The register rewrite isn't done, but can already be used
>>>> for testing and feedback purposes. So I would ask for a release somewhere
>>>> in april.
>>>> Thoughts ?
>>> +1 on that one, too. Let's get trunk get some wider audience.
>> I agree on both as well. I'll do a make distcheck on both trunk and 2.4 tomorrow and report if there are any issues. If it looks good, we can release at the weekend.
> I finally got both environments set up properly and got to make distcheck -- and both failed. The first round of problems is that trunk has some files that are in POTFILES.skip but are also distributed (that's after fixing an oversight when I added the scheme files to POTfILES.skip). 2.4 fails configure (configure: error: Cannot find Glib Gettext.  Maybe you need to install the gettext package?) when in built from the tarball-created dist directory.
> It's way past bedtime now, so I'll have at it tomorrow.

On the trunk build, the POTFILES complaints are about the source files to build a couple of stand-alone programs, fini and financial. These are built with a hand-rolled makefile in src/app-utils/calculation called Makefile.calc. It's not part of the regular build. When calculation was a separate module these sources were included as an EXTRA_DIST in the main, but that was dropped when Christian moved them into app-utils.

Has anyone *ever* used or even built them?

Unless someone speaks up really soon, the two files that are part of the library are moving up a level into app-utils and the rest of calculation is going into the bit-bucket.

John Ralls

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