[GNC-dev] GnuCash 3.0 wine versus Windoze 10

Alen Siljak alen.siljak at gmx.com
Wed Apr 18 04:09:31 EDT 2018

Jeffrey, perhaps a stupid question - why don't you install a native linux version of GnuCash instead of running a Windows version under Wine?
I use the same xml/sql book with linux and windows versions interchangably and there are no issues (that I can see, at least!). 
Also, just for comparison, Windows version loads my book in ~30 seconds while linux version loads the same book in 5. You may even benefit from an increased performance.

Versions 3.0 and 2.6.19 are not compatible. Version 2.6.21 should be, though. However, can't confirm that 100% as I've moved to 3.0 and it worked ok for me so far.

> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 9:40 AM
> From: "jeffrey black" <beastmaster126 at hotmail.com>
> To: "Gnucash userlist" <gnucash-user at gnucash.org>, gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>
> Subject: [GNC-dev] GnuCash 3.0 wine versus Windoze 10
> 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).

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