[GNC-dev] [GNC] GnuCash 3.0 wine versus Windoze 10

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be
Wed Apr 18 03:59:18 EDT 2018

Op woensdag 18 april 2018 09:40:11 CEST schreef jeffrey black:
> Before I do something incredibly stupid, like I did in hard crashing my 
> Windoze server because of a virus (IRS search miss-key, go figure), and 
> the boot partitions seem to be non-repairable even though all data and 
> programs are still on disk.  (And yes, I know stupid of me to not have a 
> current backup).  I still have legacy apps with data stored internally 
> that are not extractable without Windoze and without a reliable backup 
> per partition, per drive, I am not going to touch those drives until I 
> can find a way to recover everything.
> Can GnuCash 3.0 be run under Wine on Ubuntu Xenial?  3.0 has features 
> that I need.  It wants to install on only my Windoze dives which I will 
> not do until I have all of the data extracted. I have been unable to 
> build 3.0 from source code.  (yes I know Mint is a better choice but; 
> until I recover all of the data from Windoze I am not changing, Ubuntu 
> is up and running, Hallelujah!!!!!!!!, on it's own dedicated drive).
> Second Question:  My laptop still has Windoze 10 home, so can I install 
> GnuCash 3.0 on it and use it with Windoze GnuCash Version 2.6.19 data 
> files on the server files which are still accessible via Ubuntu file 
> share with Windoze 10?  Are the data files compatible?  I have 20+ years 
> of data that I definitely can not afford to loose (think divorce).
> --JEffrey Black M.B.A.

If your data is so crucial to you, I would suggest to wait for gnucash 3.1. 
There are several issues with 3.0, particularly on Windows but also on other 
platforms that are currently being ironed out.

As to whether gnucash 3.0 will work under wine, I don't know. I'm sure it 
would be challenging: gnucash is a native linux application which is ported to 
Windows. So most issues are expected on Windows anyway. If you then run that 
gnucash edition on a system the only *emulates* Windows, you're adding yet 
another layer of untested conditions. Not something I would advice if your 
your marriage depends on your gnucash data.


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