GnuCash Mac OS X issues: languages, splash screen
kpreid at switchb.org
Wed Jan 19 21:48:35 EST 2011
On Jan 19, 2011, at 20:57, John Ralls wrote:
> Please do file a bug on the language-list problem, and thanks for
> diagnosing it so well.
The effect was sufficiently bizarre that I couldn't complain about it
without first figuring out exactly what I was complaining about!
> The rest is an enhancement request. You can write one up in
> bugzilla, but I'm not going to promise that it won't get cancelled
> in a few months because I haven't made time to do anything about it.
> Including a patch would certainly improve the odds in your favor. ;-)
I currently have very little free time for new projects, and points 1
and 2 feel like they might involve extensive digging through hairy
compatibility layers. (I have no experience with GTK.) But if I happen
across one of those mythical round tuits...
I've put filing bugs on my todo list for this weekend.
In other news, I tried turning the splash screen preference off, and
found an entirely different bizarre problem: under those conditions,
GnuCash crashes precisely every other launch. The relevant-looking
An uncaught exception was raised
Error (1007) creating CGSWindow
*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception
'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Error (1007) creating
Given that the times when it doesn't crash it displays the "couldn't
obtain the gnucash file lock" dialog, I suspect that not creating any
window at the early startup (neither the lock dialog nor the splash
screen) causes something to get into a bad state when it tries to
create the next window.
Also, hooray for working clipboard in the register window. I didn't
see that in the release notes. (It would be nice if there was a major-
changes listing from 2.2.9 to 2.4.0 for those of us ignoring unstable
Despite these problems, I'd like to mention my appreciation for
GnuCash existing; when I decided to look for an open-source accounting
program for keeping my records, GnuCash was the one that stood out as
feeling like I wasn't going to run into inconvenient limitations later
on. (On the other hand, half of the competition wasn't even double-
entry! And did things like displaying a *dialog box* for each
Kevin Reid <http://switchb.org/kpreid/>
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