[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3.0 wine versus Windoze 10

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 04:08:45 EDT 2018

Gnucash runs better on a Linux system than it does on Windows.  My
understanding is that it is Linux s/w adapted to run on Windows.  So if you
want to run Ubuntu ( which is an excellent idea) then run GC natively on
that, not under wine.  You will be able to install gnucash from the
software manager, it will install a 2.x version not 3.x as that has not yet
worked its way into the repositories.

For recovering your data boot of a live Ubuntu DVD/USB stick and then you
will be able to copy the files off the disc onto another stick or network


On 18 April 2018 at 08:40, jeffrey black <beastmaster126 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
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