Nightly builds for Fedora/RHEL7/Centos7

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Fri Oct 30 05:13:29 EDT 2015

For a long time now GnuCash has got a windows build server that packages development 
snapshots of gnucash into an easy to use Windows installer every night. For those who didn't 
know this, these installers can be found here [1] and here [2]. These installers allow Windows 
users to test fixes or new features before they are officially released, without the need to build 
GnuCash from scratch.

The idea behind this is that building GnuCash from scratch on Windows is, eh, challenging so 
providing these packages lowers the barrier for others to run tests and provide feedback.

It occurred to me that the same goes for other platforms. Not everybody is comfortable with 
building packages from scratch even on linux.

So I set out to  provide similar packages for other platforms. To make it easier on myself I chose 
to try this first on my own platform of choice: Fedora.

And as of yesterday this system is in place: from now on you can install nightly generated 
gnucash and gnucash-docs rpm packages from Fedora's Copr infrastructure [3], [4].

Instructions on how to use this should be found on the Fedora Copr's pages.

The Fedora Copr infrastructure allows me to build the same packages for Centos/RHEL as well. I 
have enabled this for my gnucash-maint copr repository (Centos/RHEL 7 only). For the gnucash-
master repository this was not possible because that distro's boost library is too old. So no 
gnucash-master packages on Centos/RHEL for now.

Hopefully this is useful to some of you. Please let me know if you experience any issues.



[1] for packages based on the stable branch 
(maint) development
[2] for packages based on the current unstable 
branch (master)
[3] Stable development nightlies (2.6.x):
[4] Unstable development nightlies (to become 2.8.x):

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