Version 2.6.4

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Nov 27 10:49:26 EST 2014

> On Nov 27, 2014, at 5:27 AM, Wm <wm+gnc at> wrote:
> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:55:33 <5475DBD5.40305 at>  David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at>
>> On 11/21/2014 11:08 AM, Wm wrote:
>>> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:53
>>> <B783F0D7-8DBC-4926-8139-29352347F120 at>  John Ralls
>>> <jralls at>
>>>>> On Nov 20, 2014, at 10:35 PM, Wm <wm+gnc at> 
>> wrote:
>>>>> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:23:38
>>>>> <9A4E0683-21E6-4E34-AC60-90F5CD414DB1 at>  John Ralls
>>>> <jralls at>
>>>>> Your concerns are valid, but the Windows problems aren’t with
>>>>> GnuCash code. The short version is that we broke the Windows build
>>>>> system and can’t at the moment create a working Windows GnuCash to
>>>>> distribute, regardless of the GnuCash version.
>>>> ... and 2.6.4-2 isn't broken for everyone, it is in alternate daily
>>>> use here on WinXP SP3.   e.g. I might use 2.6.3 Portable for a
>>>> report I've already set up and 2.6.4-2 if I'm trying out a new one.
>>>> Because of the way PortableApps store settings the two versions
>>>> happily co-exist and use the same data, though not at the same time,
>>>> obviously.
>>> You might prefer the latest maint build from
>>> to 2.6.4-2. The maint
>>> build won't crash on quit. It's problem is that it displays only text
>>> reports, no graphs.
>> 2.6.4-2 git rev 79bdcf1+ on 2014-10-11
>> doesn't crash on quit *and* produces graphs just fine for me so the
>> maint build would appear to be retrograde
> While my total test time with
> 59c3e0+-setup.exe
> is still measured in minutes on Win 7, I have not seen it crash, and I
> have exported reports in HTML and opened them with Firefox, Chrome and
> IE, although I had to let IE use Active-X, or whatever it said, and the
> graphs appeared to display correctly.  I did not try stacked bars, which
> may be a separate issue.  I would encourage other brave Windows users to
> test that release or one of the two more recent releases on their own
> test files.
> Stacked bar graphs are fine here.
> I'm wondering if the "don't use 2.6.4 on Win" message is broader than necessary ?
> This is all very unfortunate, of course; the moment gnc gets mentioned as POTM is also the moment we're fuzzy about it working on some platforms.  Anyway ...
> Wm reports 2.6.4-2 WinXP SP3 works including stacked bars and exits cleanly
> perhaps someone (I can do some triage today if pointed to the right place) should examine the "it didn't work for me" reports more carefully because it can't be a Win issue per se because if it was my situation would be impossible.


It could well be that GnuCash 2.6.4-2 doesn't exhibit the hang-on-exit problem on WinXP. I don't remember if I've tested that. It does hang reliably on Win7 and 8.

John Ralls

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