Moneydance on Centos 7 ?

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SirLurkalot
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Moneydance on Centos 7 ?

Postby SirLurkalot » 2018/04/01 06:33:33

Hi. I have run Moneydance on Centos for ages. Since the last major Centos update, some of the text has become cropped. It's not a big issue but it would be good to sort it or at least see if it's just me !

The main example is on the Summary page, the Expenses Graph, where all the labels and associated amounts only have the top half of the type showing. Similarly on some dialogues, like the initial password screen, where it asks 'Please enter your password' that is equally cropped off at the bottom.

I have raised it with the Infinitekind support board and they suggested it was probably because Linus uses an old java but I'm not convinced because I think java comes in their package, i.e. in the jre directory, contained within Moneydance. Is that right? I don't really know what I'm doing but I did try removing their jre and inserting a softlink to my install of jre1.8.0_161 but that made no difference.

It's not a big deal but i do wonder if it's a general issue or simply something wrong with my install?

Cheers

jimj
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Re: Moneydance on Centos 7 ?

Postby jimj » 2018/05/12 20:01:50

SirLurkalot wrote: I have run Moneydance on Centos for ages. Since the last major Centos update, some of the text has become cropped. It's not a big issue but it would be good to sort it or at least see if it's just me !

I thought I was the only CentOS Monedydance user! I have the exact same problem as you, I reported my problem to Infinite Kind, but their support never responded to my post here:
http://help.infinitekind.com/discussion ... -correctly
An Ubuntu user reported he had the same problem that was resolved when he updated his Ubuntu from 17.04 to 17.10. I was really hoping that CentOS 7.5 would resolve this issue, but no such luck. I tried using different themes which didn't help. You are correct that Moneydance uses its own JRE, but changing the JRE was certainly worth a shot. If you ever find a fix to this issue please share.

SirLurkalot
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Re: Moneydance on Centos 7 ?

Postby SirLurkalot » 2018/05/12 20:14:37

Thanks for at least confirming i'm not the only one ! I too hoped something might change with the shift to 7.5 but no such luck. That it was sorted on the Ubunto upgrade makes you wonder what was updated at that time, though I don't really know enough to spot the culprit ! If I should come across a cure, I'll certainly post it here.

jimj
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Re: Moneydance on Centos 7 ?

Postby jimj » 2018/05/12 20:25:36

This HiDPI issue sounds kind of similar. Maybe the fix for this issue will resolve our problem as well?
http://help.infinitekind.com/discussion ... unreadable

SirLurkalot
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Re: Moneydance on Centos 7 ?

Postby SirLurkalot » 2018/05/13 05:13:09

It certainly sounds very similar, though the effects I see are pretty limited. I'm currently using version 2017.6 1656 and updated hoping for an improvement but to no avail. We'll have to pin our hopes on Java 9 for now. The guy's right though, it should have been sorted if they want to continue to be a commercial offering. I really like it.

Edit: I saw after posting this, that there was a later version, 2017.7.1 1671. I've updated to that but it made no difference to the cropped text. :-(