2.5.6 is broken on Windows - But the released version has been fixed

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at telenet.be
Wed Oct 9 09:47:38 EDT 2013

Just in case someone missed it:

Gnucash 2.5.6 which got officially released today does not exhibit the crash anymore. I pushed 
a patch yesterday to fix it.

It won't migrate your preferences yet though on that platform. The fix for that issue didn't 
make it into the release.

The nightly build as of this morning does have the patch that should preferences migration 
work. So if you like to test the preference migration from Gconf to GSettings on Windows, you 
will have to download the nightly build instead of the release. The nightly build can be found at 
Pick any installer from October 9th or more recent.


On Tuesday 08 October 2013 15:55:53 Geert Janssens wrote:
> The svn version that is currently tagged to become 2.5.6 is broken on
> Windows.
> It will compile (at least locally here for me), but will crash at
> startup. The reason is that guile chokes on single backslashes in
> strings.
> It gets such strings from the preferences migration code that was
> added yesterday. I have been looking at ways to avoid it but my
> windows build system is slowing me down tremendously :(
> I have some code ready that I verified to be still working fine on
> linux. I'm just waiting for my build on Windows to finish to test if
> it will work there.
> Geert
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