Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Dale Phurrough via gnucash-devel
If your goal is to use a Windows computer to run and/or develop GnuCash, then an option is to... Execute GnuCash in Linux Display GnuCash in Windows I do not recommend deep investment into the current WSL. The drastically different WSL2 is already in preview and will be available within ~6-9

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Geert Janssens
Thanks for the suggestion. However the goal is not only to get a linux GnuCash running on Windows. We already do better than that so it would be a step back to what we do now. The goal is to make it easy to develop GnuCash *natively* on Windows ("as easy as on linux") to make it more attractive

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Geert Janssens
Op maandag 26 augustus 2019 18:32:40 CEST schreef John Ralls: > > On Aug 26, 2019, at 1:49 AM, Geert Janssens > > wrote:> > > Op zaterdag 24 augustus 2019 19:40:06 CEST schreef Matthew Forbis: > >> I was running gnucash directly from the inst directory and not creating > >> an > >> installer

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Dale Phurrough via gnucash-devel
I noticed earlier the use of "VS" and was watching it for context. Now I see more clearly what was intended. You want to actually use the Visual Studio UI and the Visual Studio compiler. And consider VS Code a lesser option "at a stretch". I've tons of experience with Visual Studio. It is good

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread John Ralls
> On Aug 26, 2019, at 10:15 PM, Adrien Monteleone > wrote: > > >> On Aug 26, 2019 w35d238, at 11:28 PM, Sumit Bhardwaj >> wrote: >> >> WSL would provide a Linux binary, not a Windows binary. Is that what you are >> thinking of building? I am also not sure how to get GUI running for WSL.

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Adrien Monteleone
Interesting. Also very interesting, is this graph form the survey showing how the technologies relate to each other, and from that one *might* surmise the use cases: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2018#correlated-technologies If I’m reading that correctly, it looks like VSCode is

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread John Ralls
My understanding, and the link you posted does nothing to gainsay it, is that VSCode is an editor like emacs. You need other tools to do the building, packaging, and debugging. Like emacs, those tools can be integrated with the editor via tasks (link in previous email). What's your full setup

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Adrien Monteleone
> On Aug 27, 2019 w35d239, at 11:01 AM, John Ralls wrote: > > > VSCode can't build anything, it's just an editor. But it can call[1] out to > the build system to do whatever build for whatever platform you like. Visual > Studio is the full-featured IDE and there's a free (as in beer,

[GNC-dev] [MAINT] Unplanned reboot of code.gnucash.org this morning

2019-08-27 Thread Derek Atkins
Hi, TL;DR: Code.gnucash.org stopped responding so I had to force-reboot it this morning; it appears that everything is back online. Long version: This morning @fell noticed that gncbot was missing from #gnucash and pinged me about it. I tried to login to code but couldn't -- the login wouldn't

Re: [GNC-dev] German online banking users would need a 3.7 release before mid-September...

2019-08-27 Thread Christian Stimming
John, today we finally got note from some users that bank servers which used to complain without the patch from 39cfcb30f939ca3c413350c8262ceea69085fb6b are now satisfied and all works fine. Hence, the next release 3.7, now scheduled for Sept 7th, would indeed be great. Thanks a lot! Regards,

Re: [GNC-dev] German online banking users would need a 3.7 release before mid-September...

2019-08-27 Thread John Ralls
Excellent. I've adjusted the release schedule accordingly. Regards, John Ralls > On Aug 27, 2019, at 2:14 PM, Christian Stimming > wrote: > > John, > > today we finally got note from some users that bank servers which used to > complain without the patch from

Re: [GNC-dev] GnuCash 4 Minimum Versions (was: Building on Windows)

2019-08-27 Thread John Ralls
For what value of "reasonable"? Someone who's still running Mac OS X 10.5 thinks it unconscionable that the latest GnuCash doesn't run on it. A user posted on the user list last week that he's upgrading to a "new" Mac running 10.11 from one running 10.10. On the one hand Apple pushes really

Re: [GNC-dev] GnuCash 4 Minimum Versions (was: Building on Windows)

2019-08-27 Thread Adrien Monteleone
Your explanation was what I had in mind when using the term ‘reasonable’. I also have a MacBook stuck at 10.6, but I certainly wouldn’t expect the dev team to keep supporting a 10+ year old OS. (2.6.x can run on it anyway) Thanks for the info. Regards, Adrien > On Aug 27, 2019 w35d239, at

Re: [GNC-dev] GnuCash 4 Minimum Versions (was: Building on Windows)

2019-08-27 Thread Adrien Monteleone
Is the goal to support what you reasonably can, or to limit support to the OS vendor’s lifecycle? If the latter, El Capitan is already n-3 and out of support. This fall, Catalina will be released and leave High Sierra (10.13) as the oldest Apple supported release. MS has 6-month builds (in

Re: [GNC-dev] gnucash maint: Add scm-srfi64-extras and scm-qif-import as check dependencies

2019-08-27 Thread Geert Janssens
Op dinsdag 27 augustus 2019 20:50:31 CEST schreef John Ralls: > Updatedvia https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/commit/f00777ca > (commit) > from https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/commit/2fa44263 (commit) > > > > commit f00777ca07f5ca6f7e2bc5443823e02c8fa8c7c2 > Author: John

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Geert Janssens
Op dinsdag 27 augustus 2019 19:00:59 CEST schreef John Ralls: > > On Aug 27, 2019, at 1:29 AM, Geert Janssens > > wrote:> > > Op maandag 26 augustus 2019 18:32:40 CEST schreef John Ralls: > >>> On Aug 26, 2019, at 1:49 AM, Geert Janssens > >>> wrote:> > >>> > >>> Op zaterdag 24 augustus 2019

Re: [GNC-dev] GnuCash 4 Minimum Versions (was: Building on Windows)

2019-08-27 Thread John Ralls
> On Aug 27, 2019, at 10:19 AM, Geert Janssens > wrote: > > Op dinsdag 27 augustus 2019 19:00:59 CEST schreef John Ralls: >> >> Win7 goes out of support at the end of the year, meaning only really serious >> security bugs will be fixed (as happened recently with XP). You really >> should

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread John Ralls
> On Aug 27, 2019, at 1:29 AM, Geert Janssens > wrote: > > Op maandag 26 augustus 2019 18:32:40 CEST schreef John Ralls: >>> On Aug 26, 2019, at 1:49 AM, Geert Janssens >>> wrote:> >>> Op zaterdag 24 augustus 2019 19:40:06 CEST schreef Matthew Forbis: I was running gnucash directly

Re: [GNC-dev] Need help - several tests fail

2019-08-27 Thread Geert Janssens
Op maandag 26 augustus 2019 12:40:31 CEST schreef Geert Janssens: > Op zondag 25 augustus 2019 17:43:31 CEST schreef John Ralls: > > > On Aug 25, 2019, at 3:39 AM, Christian Gruber > > > I fixed the problem. It is a missing build dependency. I did only call > > > "make check" directly after

Re: [GNC-dev] Building on Windows

2019-08-27 Thread Geert Janssens
Op dinsdag 27 augustus 2019 14:37:21 CEST schreef Dale Phurrough: > I noticed earlier the use of "VS" and was watching it for context. Now I > see more clearly what was intended. > You want to actually use the Visual Studio UI and the Visual Studio > compiler. And consider VS Code a lesser option