Version 2.6.4

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Nov 27 13:10:48 EST 2014

> On Nov 27, 2014, at 8:36 AM, Wm <wm+gnc at> wrote:
> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:49:26 <B9EBC2EA-86A4-4C46-8596-426F77D1456D at>  John Ralls <jralls at>
>> 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.
> I can test on other Win versions tomorrow.
> What I'm unsure about is the blanket "not working on Win" which is clearly too broad.
> If you (not any individual) wanted to screw acceptance of gnc then the co-incidence of POTM and "actually, it doesn't work on Windows" is getting on for perfect storm stuff in non-acceptance terms :(


Don't waste your time. I can replicate the problem and I'm actively working on it (and have been for over a month). That it's a wide-spread problem is amply attested by the 8 duplicate bug reports we've closed on

No one says "it doesn't work on Windows". We say "2.6.4 has some problems on Windows, Windows users should use 2.6.3". I'd think the impact on acceptance is far worse when users download 2.6.4 and it's broken.

As for POTM, meh. We're on that list two or three times a year, and AFAICT it makes no appreciable difference to download rates. I don't have access to the stats from so I don't know if there's any affect there.

John Ralls

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