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eclipse
Nov 26, 2007, 08:07 PM
Hi all,
just wondering if any of you wonderful, generous, hardworking Open Source idealists are interested in devoting a little programming time to developing GNU-cash to working in OSX without X11 and what that would involve?

Someone has already tried to do this but it's way over my newbie head...:o too many scary files to download and import into the right areas. Is there any way to tidy this up so that Gnu-cash works in OSX natively?

http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/MacOSX/Quartz

Who wants a free business double entry book-keeping open source project for the Mac? I know I do. How do we kick-start a world-wide movement in this area? Basic office software like this should be free. It's not Photoshop with however many zillion lines of code... what do others think? If no-one here has the programming time, how else could we kick-start this?



garethlewis2
Nov 27, 2007, 02:33 AM
This is already part of the Fink tools.

If you have Tiger you should just install Fink then ask it to install Gnu-Cash.

If you have Leopard you will need to wait for the Fink team to update Fink to use Leopard.

eclipse
Nov 27, 2007, 02:59 AM
OK, on 10.4.11 ... so what bits will I have to do from this list?

http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/MacOSX/Quartz

Cromulent
Nov 27, 2007, 04:46 AM
OK, on 10.4.11 ... so what bits will I have to do from this list?

http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/MacOSX/Quartz

None. Install Fink and type fink install gnucash. Done.

You'll need Xcode installed.

eclipse
Nov 27, 2007, 04:52 AM
Wow, OK, thanks!:D

savar
Nov 27, 2007, 09:53 AM
None. Install Fink and type fink install gnucash. Done.

You'll need Xcode installed.

The OP wanted to run gnu-cash with the Quartz window server, not X11.

Cromulent
Nov 27, 2007, 10:05 AM
The OP wanted to run gnu-cash with the Quartz window server, not X11.

From reading his post he seems more concerned with compilation than actually getting a native version.

Anyway the solution provided will enable him to run GNUcash in Mac OS X.

eclipse
Nov 27, 2007, 05:36 PM
I don't care what you call it :o:o:o I just want to click on something to make it go, without having to find weird places to edit lots of code as appeared in the above window. Any solution that lets me click on GUI is fine by me.:D