Running 2 versions of GnuCash

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at
Sat Jan 27 14:01:31 EST 2018

Now I remember that I intended to suggest running tests in virtual machines
so there were no issues with one spoiling the other.  I did not do that
here as I have not set up any virtual machines with windows guests.

David C

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 12:54 PM, David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at
> wrote:

> Nikos,
> As you see in the thread about reports being slow to open I am switching
> between release 2.6.18-3 and release 2.7.3 on a Windows computer.  That is
> not the same as doing it in Linux.
> My experience in Windows is that I am using the Windows Installer to do
> complete replacements so the process is very tedious.  I also noticed that
> installing 2.7.3 broke the F::Q stock price retrieval for 2.7.3 and
> re-installing 2.6.18-3 did not fix it until I manually re-inserted my Alpha
> Vantage key into the environment file.
> I used test copies of my data file so that I had my intact data file to
> return  to after testing.  I had to be very careful about which copy I was
> opening because all the files have the same name to test the process of
> opening many tabs and reports.  The first time release 2.7.3 touches an
> existing file it performs some conversion steps on the file and on the way
> certain program settings are stored, so I initially had to open the data
> file twice and it changed size a tad in the process, although there were no
> changes to content beyond 1 date change to trigger an uncompressed file
> save.
> Release 2.7.3 looks very nice in Windows except in my case the font size
> grew so that I could no longer see as much text in the descriptions and
> memos.  It does not load help files yet, and it has several rough edges to
> clean up before being called  production release.
> Back to the slow to load title of that thread:  I was not able to test the
> exact problem of having an additional period during loading where windows
> reported that the program was not responding, other than the fact that I
> did not notice that during my tests of either release.  I conjecture that
> my particular data file does not trigger that issue, or I was too focussed
> on other parts of the test to notice it..  My tests were not carefully
> controlled.
> David C
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 11:54 AM, Nikos Charonitakis <nikosx at>
> wrote:
>> Hello all
>> For testing reasons i want to run 2.7.3 I compiled and install it in
>> my fedora 27 laptop where i regularly use the stable version. I
>> installed 2.7.3 in my home directory ~/gnucash/unstable  but I
>> hesitate to run it, i am afraid messing anything with my stable
>> version (.gnucash in home dir). So what to do? run it? anything to
>> watch?
>> Thanks in advance
>> Nikos
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