[GNC-dev] Greetings & Windows Build

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Sat Jul 24 00:00:37 EDT 2021



> On Jul 23, 2021, at 7:46 PM, Leif Segen <leif.nabil.segen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hello all,
> 
> I'm new to developing GnuCash and just saying hello. I have a background in
> finance and in education - both volunteering and professionally.
> 
> I'm currently developing mostly on a Windows machine. So far I notice that
> the htmlhelp.exe file is no longer available from Microsoft but it is
> available via archive.org. Assuming I'm not missing something, if I can
> figure out a clean way to integrate that with the dev onboarding
> experience, I may publish a pull request.

Leif,

Welcome!

That's interesting, help worked from GnuCash the last time I tested it and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Compiled_HTML_Help says that it's still supported. I'm away from my Windows VM until Monday so I can't double-check. Isn't the help viewer hh.exe rather than help.exe?

There is no "dev onboarding process", it's an all-volunteer force. If you already know C or Scheme (ideally both and C++ too) then find a bug that bugs you and write a PR. Lather, rinse, repeat. Please look over https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development and everything linked to it for general guidance on style, PR submission guidance, and so on.

Regards,
John Ralls


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