[GNC-dev] Building 3.4 on Mint 18.3

Jacob Larsen jacob at larsen.net
Sun Feb 24 16:14:44 EST 2019

Hi Geert

This is Mint on the Mate desktop. I found this from the configure log 
that seems related: "No package 'gwengui-gtk3' found"

This package is not available in the Ubuntu 16.04 base, but was 
introduced in 18.04. If this package is critical to GnuCash then it 
seems the configure script has a bug here. I can see that I have the 
gtk2 version of the package installed, perhaps that causes the confusion?

I'm not sure I will get closer to this. I have been putting off an 
upgrade for far too long and it is probably easier to do the upgrade and 
try again.


On 24/02/2019 00.39, Geert Janssens wrote:
> The summary bar is using stock gtk widgets. So if there's a library dependency
> issue it would be gtk or one of its dependencies.
> Note gnucash switched from gtk2 to gtk3 between gnucash 2.6 and 3. This has
> lots of visual side effects because gtk3's default styling is quite different
> from gtk2's.
> This shows in lots of ways. Increased padding in various places (like in the
> register as you mention) is one example.
> I don't see the summary bar inflation on Fedora 29, though the summary bar
> pop-up is not really consistent in where it pops up. It's usually way too
> high.
> What desktop environment are you using on Mint 18.3 ? And is it using Wayland
> or X11 ? If it is Wayland, can you try an X11 session ?
> Geert
> Op zaterdag 23 februari 2019 23:41:12 CET schreef Jacob Larsen:
>> Hi
>> Not sure if this is a dev or user question, but I suspect the people who
>> can answer are devs.
>> I am trying to get 3.4 to run on Mint 18.3 (Ubuntu 16.04 base). I have
>> gotten it to build, but the summary bar on the accounts tab is screwed
>> up. If I click it, it looks somewhat fine, but if I close it, it is
>> about three times as high as it should be, and there are no numbers on
>> it. Also, all the fields seem to clutter together on the left side.
>> Not much of an issue, but it might be relevant. It seems like the font
>> used for transactions in the ledger has slightly bigger spacing around
>> the text compared to my previous version (2.6)
>> I'm guessing this is probably a dependency thing, but can somebody help
>> narrow down which one? Which lib is used for this summary bar.
>> /Jacob
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