The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.1.5 aka
"Release Candidate 2", the second release candidate for the upcoming
2.2.0 stable release of the GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software.
With this new release series, GnuCash is available on Microsoft Windows
for the first time, and it also runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Mac
OSX. This release is intended for developers and testers who want to
help tracking down all those bugs that are still in there.
*Data file notice*: In version 2.1.2 the format for scheduled
transactions in the data file was changed. Files using the old format
will be read without problems by this new version, but the new version
of GnuCash only writes the new format. The new file format cannot be
loaded by older versions of GnuCash. (If you try, the file will fail to
be loaded with an error message.) As a result, if you begin using the
new Gnucash, and you have data files with scheduled transactions, then
these files will not be readable by older versions. If you have to make
a new data file readable by older versions of GnuCash, this can be
achived by deleting all records of scheduled transactions in the
scheduled transaction editor.
This release has only a few user-visible new features, except for the
completed port to the Microsoft Windows operating system. In summary,
the following features are new, compared to the older 2.0.x series:
* Port to Microsoft Windows completed. Note that Windows 2000, XP,
or Vista is required; GnuCash does not run on Windows 98 or 95.
* SWIG is now used instead of g-wrap for providing language bindings.
* The Scheduled Transaction list view is now improved and summarized
more compactly. The Since-Last-Run dialog has been simplified.
* Check printing has been improved, with new formats and simpler
* Automatic saving of the data file was added
Bugfixes and improvements since the last version 2.1.4 include:
* Updated translations
* German translation of Online Banking wizard is activated on Windows
* Improvements to Windows packaging
* When adding custom reports to the menu, appropriate user feedback
will be given
* Automatic saving of the data file was added
How can you help?
* We would like to encourage people to test this and any further
releases as much as possible and submit bug reports in order that
we can polish GnuCash to be as stable as possible for the 2.2.0
release in a few weeks. Then post any bugs you find to bugzilla
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GnuCash * If you have the urge to help beyond testing please get involved in
the discussions on the GnuCash mailing lists which you will find
at http://www.gnucash.org. We especially need people to help with
updating the documentation. Please see
http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development on how to get involved.
* Translating: The new release comes with some new translation
strings. If you consider contributing a translation, we invite you
to work with the translation template in this package. Our
development is in String Freeze now, so you can safely work on our
translation. Please check
http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Translation_Status for updates on this.
GnuCash 2.1.5 can be downloaded from gnucash.org or sourceforge.net. It
is available as source code. For the Microsoft Windows operating system,
a self-installing setup program will be made available on the
sourceforge.net site within a few days which includes all necessary
To install GnuCash, users will need Gnome 2, guile, and slib. Neither
the currently used swig nor the previously used g-wrap packages are
needed anymore when compiling from tarball or when installing a binary.
GnuCash is a free, open source accounting program released under the GNU
General Public License (GPL) and available for GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris,
Mac OSX, and Microsoft Windows. It is collaboratively developed by 12
people from over 5 countries.
Programming on GnuCash began in 1997, and its first stable release was
> On 4 Jul 2007 at 14:12, Derek Atkins said:
>> The windows build for 2.1.5 isn't available yet. Give it another day or
>> three. You can still test 2.1.4 and then update to 2.1.5 when it's
> Thanks. Obviously I read too much into the initial announcement.
Did the announcement say that a windows binary was already available?
For 2.2 we DO plan to release the binaries simultaneously with the sources.
> I'm already on 2.1.4; there's a problem with Trial Balance that I wanted
> to check with 2.1.5 before raising a bug report. I'll check again in a
> couple of days.
Sorry. I'm on Digest, and there's no Reply-To: in the contained messages.
> Quoting Fred Bone <[hidden email]>:
> > On 4 Jul 2007 at 14:12, Derek Atkins said:
> >> The windows build for 2.1.5 isn't available yet. Give it another day
> >> or three. You can still test 2.1.4 and then update to 2.1.5 when it's
> >> available.
> > Thanks. Obviously I read too much into the initial announcement.
> Did the announcement say that a windows binary was already available? For
> 2.2 we DO plan to release the binaries simultaneously with the sources.
What it said was "(Source code and Windows binary)". I read that as
meaning simultaneous release. With 2.1.4, by the time I'd gone looking,
the Windows version was there.
> > I'm already on 2.1.4; there's a problem with Trial Balance that I wanted
> > to check with 2.1.5 before raising a bug report. I'll check again in a
> > couple of days.
> I doubt that any bug in the reports have been fixed. I dont recall seeing
> any changes there. You can see http://svn.gnucash.org/trac/timeline/ to
> see what changes have been made.
Thanks for that link. I'm still learning my way round the system.