.gnucash Folder and 2.4.0 under OS X

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 24 15:23:05 EST 2011


--- On Mon, 1/24/11, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:

> From: John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us>
> Subject: Re: .gnucash Folder and 2.4.0 under OS X
> To: "David T." <sunfish62 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "Users Gnucash" <gnucash-user at gnucash.org>
> Date: Monday, January 24, 2011, 7:50 AM
> On Jan 23, 2011, at 7:56 PM, David T. wrote:
> > Now that I am upgraded to 2.4.0 under OS X, can I
> remove the .gnucash folder and its contents in ~ ?
> > 
> > If this is no longer necessary, should that be managed
> by the upgrade process?
> > 
> Yes.

Great! Good to know.

> No, because some users might want to keep 2.2.9.

I can understand wanting to retain backward compatibility for some period of time after upgrading, sure.

Would it be useful to note somewhere (installation/upgrade notes?) the user's options? What about asking during the installation if they want to retain or remove this information, with a brief explanation of what the action's implications are, and then enacting it?

Or, what about a time-delayed (one month, 50 starts...?) query on startup? 

The reason I ask is that my home folder is littered with dot-folders that I am unsure whether I need them, and it would be nice if at least one of the applications that left these around actually asked if I wanted to get rid of it...


> Regards,
> John Ralls


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