GnuCash team has been famous in the past for their harshness towards anything “Windows”. No wonder – the 1st version of GC was written in 1997 in Motif for X Window System which was (and still is?) light years ahead of substandard Microsoft Windows GUI in terms of professional usability.
It seemed nobody expected them (GnuCash) to release a Windows port. Me wasn’t exception either. So when I had to move from X to MS Windows I also had to keep a subsidiary UNIX machine (thank God, virtual computer was OK) special for UNIX applications, most notably for GnuCash.