writes "Or should I call it "Shared Library Hell"? The top story of LWN.net this week states that the newest version of GnuCash requires sixty libraries(!), many of which are new versions that aren't available out of the box with most Linux distributions. Managing shared libraries, with all their interdependencies and compatibility problems, is a major hassle. How should we go about dealing with the multitudes of shared libraries without driving ourselves mad or descending into the DLL Hell that makes Windows machines so unreliable?"
Well, GnuCash 1.4.1 works fine for me, and I feel no immediate need to update to 1.6, the version that needs 60 libraries. But still a good point here.