Another 2.4 release

John Ralls jralls at
Wed Nov 27 10:04:01 EST 2013

On Nov 27, 2013, at 3:31 AM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at> wrote:

> While we're really on the run now to polish the development branch to become a shining 2.6 
> release, I'd like to draw some attention to the 2.4 branch...
> The last 2.4 release was in April (2.4.13). Since then there have been a couple of fixed that 
> were backported to the stable branch, that never got released (except perhaps in the Quarz 
> builds).
> Some of them may be important:
> - glib 2.36 compatibility
> - the memory leak in our regex usage (see bug 
> - Colin asked for a possible backport of the libxml gzip bug
> - ...
> Given that not everybody will switch to gnucash 2.6 at once (for a variety of reasons), I think it 
> would be appreciated if we did another 2.4 release.
> Quick poll:
> - do you agree ?
> - if so, when should we do it ?
> - and is there something that you think should still be backported before the release ?

Yes, I think we should do a final 2.4 release at the same time we do 2.6, and yes we should backport the libxml workaround.

BTW, I don't do special Mac releases unless I've messed up a bundle or someone finds a serious problem in Gtk-quartz. In either
case I'll still use the latest released Gnucash tarball and just change the trailing version number on the dmg, e.g. Gnucash-Intel-2.4.13-2.dmg.

John Ralls

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