The Latest trouble

David T. sunfish62 at
Tue Jun 20 13:42:44 EDT 2006


Since you want this on the list...

As I am not a developer, but a user, I didn't think to search the developer
forums. That's why I subscribed to gnucash-USERS. I'm a USER. I apologize for
not having been born with the innate knowledge that I am in fact a developer
without ever having developed any source-based applications.

Well, DUH, I turned on unstable in Fink and it doesn't show. I thought that if
I turned on the unstable tree, I'd see 1.9. See my note above (the part about
not being a developer). Furthermore, I don't finking understand how you expect
me to "get that [1.9] working" if your own goddamned website tells me that
installing the application and its dependencies is best handled by fink, and
then your finking application won't finking show in fink? What the fink is up
with that?

And, certainly, I apologize again for not having the innate knowledge that your
website is somehow not updateable. I guess I should just dedicate my life to
reading the GnuCash archives just so I will be in the know about this and all
sorts of other aspects of GnuCash that I am no doubt unaware. Because, you see,
I LIVE to watch GnuCash crash.

And I will not go into the wiki and add pages, because the only pages I would
add at this point are strictly negative and would not be helpful. I find it
interesting that you suggest I update the wiki, AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO
RUN GNUCASH EVEN ONCE. Hell, I don't even know what it actually does, besides
eat up my time and crash. But if you want that on the wiki, then I guess I
could add it.

You say that the problem is with Fink. You're wrong there--the problem is with
the packages that won't compile under Darwin, which is exacerbated by the fact
that Fink gets behind the times on all these packages. I understand that this
all is qualifies as a Big Change in the OS X world, and am game to try to find
a solution, if I can. But GnuCash's developers don't help things by the secrecy
around the GnuCash dependencies.

I'll finish where I started, Derek: I'm trying to be a USER. I'm trying to
follow the website's directions for getting GnuCash to run for me so that I can
USE it. All I really want is to be able to USE GnuCash.


--- Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:

> Please CC the list on all replies...
> "David T." <sunfish62 at> writes:
> > Derek--
> >
> > 1) I read the archives. Most threads about Mac OS X date from early 2005 or
> > earlier. Pre-Intel.
> Did you read the -devel archives, too?  This has been discussed much
> in the last couple weeks.
> > 2) Fink refuses to find 1.9
> Well, DUH!  1.9 is still only a release candidate.  But you're still
> more likely to get that working.
> > 3) I read the archives. You said on the 16th of June 2006 that GnuCash
> "doesn't
> > work" on MacIntel boxes. At this point, I guess I'd have to agree with you.
> But
> > if that's true, why don't you just put that on the website? Then Mac users
> like
> > me could skip ahead and buy Quicken.
> Again, if you'd read the archives you'd know that right now we can't
> update the website due to technical difficulties.  We're hoping to
> remedy those difficulties ASAP, but it's been a multi-month process.
> You ARE correct that the wiki doesn't say anything, either.  You're 
> welcome to update that yourself.
> > I have been quite frustrated by GnuCash. I believe that others could really
> > benefit from a little clearer information with regard to the project's
> status
> > and needs. 
> Well, go ahead and update the wiki, then.  Note that the problem on MacIntel
> has nothing to do with us..  It's a FINK problem.  We cannot control the
> fact that the dependencies don't work.
> > David
> -derek
> > --- Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> wrote:
> >
> >> 1) read the archives.
> >> 2) Give up on 1.8 and work on 1.9 with gtk2
> >> 3) read the archives
> >> 
> >> Good Luck,
> >> 
> >> -derek
> >> 

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