AUDIT: r23164 - gnucash/trunk/src/engine - Bug 684670 - Interest amount calculation is wrong in Sqllite3 format

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Sep 13 12:30:18 EDT 2013

On Sep 13, 2013, at 9:09 AM, Michael Ferrara <mferrara at> wrote:

> Newbie here...  Hope this isn't an obvious question, but wondering by the way:  Is there a stable trunk of gnucash that contains just the bare-bones, double-entry core, sans the business features?  Would one have to custom recompile the program from scratch?

The short answer is no.

The longer answer is that stable and trunk don't usually go together, though as we approach the release of 2.6 and the first few bug-fix releases after it, trunk will be the current stable branch. However, the business features were integrated into the engine earlier this year and it would be challenging to separate them even if you did build it yourself.

Using the business features is obviously optional, though, and if you don't use them they have no effect on your data. If you're wondering if your usage would be safe with the SQL backend, the only way to find out is to try. You can always do all of your
work in a SQL backend and then save-as to XML at the end of every session. You'll have to switch back to the SQL book before closing Gnucash or explicitly open it when you start up or you'll wind up doing data entry into XML.

John Ralls

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