Version 2.6.4

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Thu Nov 27 22:11:00 EST 2014

On 11/27/2014 12:10 PM, John Ralls wrote:
>> 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 :(
> Wm,
> 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.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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I give up, what does POTM mean?  My Google search was inconclusive. 

I should clarify my earlier comment. 
I have been wanting for quite some time to test many of the other bug
fixes and new features that have been incorporated into the 2.6.x
releases, and I feel that now I can temporarily live with the chart
rendering problem while testing other issues, so I am now starting to do
that.  I am finding that 2.6.4 is noticeably nicer than 2.4.13.  When I
suggested that other venturesome Windows users might try it, it was
intended to be taken in that context of testing other features.

I have also done some limited testing in a couple of flavors of Linux
and seen good results, but I have not been able to get my network set up
properly to move copies of files between machines easily. 

That is mostly a problem of getting the various machines to talk to each
other, which has just resisted all my efforts to date.  It is supposed
to be very straightforward setups on both the Windows 7 machines and the
Ubuntu, Debian, or even PC-BSD machines, but I keep hitting walls.  I
cannot even get the Windows 7 homegroup feature to work between the two
Windows 7 machines.  I am about ready to substitute a different router. 
I feel much better now after getting that rant out.

David C

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