gnucash tryign to find the code files so i can see the code

have just started to use gnucash and am trying to find the source project so that i can run and view how things are done
any ideas
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You will have to run 'configure', which will generate the Makefile for the project, check the 'INSTALL' file in the archive's root directory for instructions. If you are on Windows, you might want to install Cygwin (

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sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
thanks jkr
not sure were the bits are "configure"
i have downloaded the exe to see what it looks like but havenot located the files to run the configure over
check the 'INSTALL' file in the archive's root directory for instructions ------ i have not been able to find this file at all, as i said brand new to this package  can you point ne in the right direction please
Well, I found both - the configure script and 'INSTALL' right in the topmost directory of the archive or in the root directory after unpacking it, respectively.
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sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
that means that i have not got the project zip were did you get that from please
sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
I have the file down loaded and unziped and have found the config and install doc, not sure what to do from there have read the install doc, and its as clear as mud from what to do from there

the shell command `./configure && make && make install'
this line that is in  the comment above not sure what to do with this one as you mentioned, this is a area that is new to me, sorry to be a pain. can you point me in the right direction
OK, so strt with that: What OS are you on?
sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
windows 8
Then you will definitely need Cygwin...
sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
havestarted working through this doc
Yikes, that uses WebKit. Which in turn requires Qt. That might work, but prepare for a lot of effort....
sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
bad idea then............ any suggestions
Cygwin ? ;-)
sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
have loaded up Cygwin
not sure what to do with it but it its loaded
sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
thanks for you help i actually just wanted to see how the system hangs together and wanted to build a package for my self which is what i am now goign through so
 have taken a step back and loaded up vs2003 to try and move the project along, but ran into another problem to do with iostream  the question is here if you would like to have a look at it for me

thanks for all your help
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