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Re: [GNC-dev] [GNC] GnuCash 3.4 Released

David Carlson-4
Wow, that looks like a lot of progress has been made!  Thanks to the
developers for their hard work!

David C

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 2:03 PM John Ralls <[hidden email]> wrote:

> The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 3.4, the fifth release of
> the 3.x stable release series.
>
> Changes
>
> Between 3.3 and 3.4, the following bugfixes were accomplished:
>
>         • Bug 498072 - GnuCash show taxes on invoice when individual taxes
> is not checked
>         • Bug 760825 - On duplicating a bill, the entry dates should be
> set to the bill date, not to the current date - followup:
> Use neutral time on entry post dates instead of canonical time
>         • Bug 767772 - Associated file with transaction is lost when
> moving entry between accounts
>         • Bug 775580 - Inaccurate information provided for "Common
> Accounts" when using "New Account Hierarchy Setup"
>         • Bug 779565 - Treeview header combos do not work at first load
>         • Bug 788332 - Last Reconcile Date column sorts by day of month
> not date
>         • Bug 789674 - Close Book tool regression
>         • Bug 793156 - Incorrect date sort order in Generic import matcher
> window
>         • Bug 795080 - Some dates reset to 01/01/1970
>         • Bug 795237 - Update of "wohnungsw" template
>         • Bug 795425 - Version 2018 of german account template SKR49
>         • Bug 796772 - Receivable Ageing Report invalid URL for Totals
> column
>         • Bug 796806 - Crash after OFX import if line item dragged
>         • Bug 796842 - Add new employee window may not fit on screen
>         • Bug 796849 - Load another QIF file causes "that file already
> loaded" dialog
>         • Bug 796875 - Unable to use arrow keys to advance past pre-filled
> text in register
>         • Bug 796878 - test-qofsession fails on x86_32.
>         • Bug 796883 - Register text oddities
> HOME and END need to be treated like right and left arrow keys.
>         • Bug 796886 - OFX Import does not show source account in the
> transaction matching window
>         • Bug 796887 - Remove account slot key color if there is no valid
> color
>         • Bug 796893 - invoice.GetDatePosted() and other date related
> functions returns strange values for uninitalised dates.
>         • Bug 796896 - Button to complete an export not intuitively placed
> or discoverable
>         • Bug 796903 - Crash when searching invoice by Invoice Owner
>         • Bug 796914 - Customer Summary is giving error
>         • Bug 796915 - Update Account colour background
>         • Bug 796940 - Invalid transaction date-posted KVP causes
> date-posted to not be saved.
>         • Bug 796944 - Tab navigation From Company Address field in New
> Book Options
>         • Bug 796945 - Search Search Criteria window does not scroll when
> added criteria exceed a certain amount
>         • Bug 796948 - Scheduled Transactions Entered Since Last Run Are
> not Visible
>         • Bug 796949 - Incorrect conversion of 0,01 USD to EUR
>         • Bug 796960 - Incorrect amount sort order in Generic import
> matcher window
>         • Bug 796961 - Can't overwrite existing MYSQL database, V3.3.
>         • Bug 796967 - gnclock table not removed when using PostgreSQL.
>         • Bug 796978 - Deleting a split of same account as register
> cancels the transaction without warning
>         • Bug 796981 - Gnucash crashes with critical error when selecting
> another file
>         • Bug 796982 - Import Bills & Invoices: change in un_escape()
> routine causes description and notes fields to be mangled.
>         • Bug 796988 - Untranslated string in CSV transaction importer
>         • Bug 796989 - some date/time does not honor user locale
>         • Bug 796994 - Unable to generate Tax Report because of pricedb
> error
> The following fixes and improvements were not associated with bug reports:
>
>         • Set up filepath utils to determine the GNC_CONFIG_HOME in the
> same way as GNC_DATA_HOME.
> Until now GNC_CONFIG_HOME was more or less hard-coded. Now it can be set
> via environment variable GNC_CONFIG_HOME. In addition it will automatically
> be created to avoid potential user confusion.
>         • Redesign gnc-uri-utils
>                 • gnc_uri_get_components will now return NULL as protocol
> if the input is a normal file system path instead of a uri (it used to
> return 'file')
>                 • gnc_uri_get_protocol will now return NULL if the input
> is a normal file system path instead of a uri (it used to return 'file')
>                 • gnc_uri_is_file_protocol now returns FALSE if protocol
> is NULL (it used to return TRUE)
>                 • gnc_uri_is_file_uri now returns FALSE if input is a
> normal file system path instead of a uri (it used to return TRUE)
>                 • a new function gnc_uri_targets_local_fs will return TRUE
> only if its input is either a file uri or a normal file system path. This
> function is now mostly used instead of gnc_uri_is_file_uri in the current
> code base
>                 • a new function gnc_uri_is_uri is added to check whether
> its input is a valid uri (has protocol, path and hostname for non-file uris)
>                 • refer to 'scheme' instead of 'protocol' as that's the
> more formal term used in uris This involves renaming 3 functions:
>                         • gnc_uri_get_protocol -> gnc_uri_get_scheme
>                         • gnc_uri_is_known_protocol ->
> gnc_uri_is_known_scheme
>                         • gnc_uri_is_file_protocol ->
> gnc_uri_is_file_scheme
>                 • The *_protocol variants are marked as deprecated.
>                 • Additionally a number of local variables have been
> renamed from protocol to scheme to support this change.
>         • Show warnings for deprecated declarations
> We're about to announce our own set of deprecated functions in libgnucash.
> That would be pretty pointless if we also would silence all deprecation
> warnings at the same time...
>         • More report code-cleanup by Chris Lam, including deprecating the
> following functions:
>                 • gnc:account-get-balance-at-date
>                 • gnc:account-get-total-flow
>                 • gnc-commodity-numeric-string
>                 • gnc-commodity-value->string
>                 • gnc:double-col
>                 • gnc:options-add-include-subaccounts
>                 • gnc:options-add-group-accounts
>                 • gnc:options-add-currency-selection
> The following modules are deprecated:
>                 • report-system/collectors
>                 • report-system/report-collectors
>         • Invoice: Remove H1 title and superflous option.
> Printing the title twice is silly, so remove the option and the H1 display
> of the title. Note that the remaining title is in a div named
> "invoice-title" so it can be styled with CSS as the user pleases from the
> Report Options Layout tab.
>         • The preference, use formal accounting labels does not update the
> header With a register open and you change preference 'use formal
> accounting labels' it does not update the register header so add a call
> back for the preference.
>         • Make the grid lines of totals Budget tree view track the
> preferences.
> Make the grid lines of the totals tree view track the preferences to match
> the account tree view above it.
>         • Add routine to fix Account Color being set to "Not Set"
> Previously the account color slot has been populated with "Not Set" when
> any field for the account has been edited and saved. This routine should
> run once and remove all such entries.
>         • Performance fix in dom_chars_handler: use g_strndup instead of
> g_strdup
>         • In the appdata/metadata file, rename the ID from
> org.gnucash.Gnucash to org.gnucash.GnuCash to match flathub, and add a
> launchable ID to link it to the desktop file.
>         • Added double-click-on-file for the CSV transaction, price, and
> account importers and exporters.
>         • Cleaned up a variety of issues reported by the clang static
> analyzer.
>         • Allow the text options widget to use all remaining space
> The text option widget used for report options has only about 3 lines
> visible currently and will not use any available space in the dialogue.
> Change the packing for this widget to expand and fill the remaining
> dialogue space. If there are more than one text option widget on a page
> then the available space will be shared equally.
>         • Add short_labels for a few toolbar buttons with long names. That
> should fit a few more buttons on the toolbar.
>         • Update iso-4217-currencies.xml, adddding VES - Bolivar Soberano,
> minor updates of other VE currencies.
>         • Python 3 bindings fixes and improvements from Christoph
> Holterman and Sumit Bhardwaj.
> We have revised translations for Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, German,
> Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal), and Ukrainian
>
> Revised or added account templates for English (US), English (UK), German
> (Austria), German (Germany), Portuguese (Portugal)
>
> Known Issues
>
> The following are open bug reports new to the 3.x series considered
> significant by the development team:
>
>         • Bug 775368 - "Average cost" price source problem
>         • Bug 795071 - new account entry screen keeps on disappearing and
> coming back
>         • Bug 795251 - googletest detection cannot be overridden
>         • Bug 795362 - Special variable "i" not parsed in function calls
>         • Bug 795383 - Gnucash crashes on import of a 1400-transaction (or
> more) CSV file
>         • Bug 795384 - GnuCash 3 is tremendously memory hungry on macOs
>         • Bug 795393 - Do not create .log files when using sqlite backend
>         • Bug 795614 - Unicode handling in amount fields [resubmission]
>         • Bug 795729 - Advanced Portfolio Report - Percentage rates not
> displaying leadinga zeroes
>         • Bug 795804 - Extremely slow save
>         • Bug 796100 - Autosave Doesn't Always Work
>         • Bug 796122 - Poor Performance Scanning Old Files During Autosave
>         • Bug 796492 - Wrong calculation of the first occurrence
>         • Bug 796496 - CSV Importer: Column Selectors invisible on Windows.
>         • Bug 796500 - Scalability issue - importing large CSV to large
> book won't finish
>         • Bug 796520 - Layout overlapping in Income & Expense Chart
>         • Bug 796656 - GnuCash frequently crashes, usually involving
> unsaved transactions.
>         • Bug 796687 - Tax Entity name and type for an account won't work
> under "Tax Reporting Options" in Gnucash 3.2
>         • Bug 796688 - "Next" Button Moves Repeatedly During New File
> Wizard
>         • Bug 796728 - GnuCash 3.0-3.2 crashes when starting up under
> Windows
>         • Bug 796736 - Column Widths calculator need to allow more padding
>         • Bug 796740 - Selecting register value with mouse fails
>         • Bug 796746 - Cannot copy and paste anything into the amount
> field (both credit and debit)
>         • Bug 796750 - qof_query_search_for stores pointer of type string
> argument
>         • Bug 796754 - Guile encoding certain strings not as UTF-8
>         • Bug 796758 - Improve error messages, why one can not remove a
> tax table
>         • Bug 796761 - Newline (char(10) is inserted into the end of the
> string if copy & paste text from excel into the description field of
> transaction
>         • Bug 796767 - The importer shows read-only and placeholder
> accounts
>         • Bug 796773 - Display of Negative numbers
>         • Bug 796774 - Investment account QIF Import does not import
> transaction
>         • Bug 796779 - Window size in SEPA transaction
>         • Bug 796782 - Cannot import OFX file in new 3.2
>         • Bug 796799 - After Deleting Transaction Price, Enter Required 2x
>         • Bug 796810 - Account creation and editing dialogs do not allow
> entering umlaut-u
>         • Bug 796824 - took more than 2 hours to import 220 transactions
>         • Bug 796844 - Amount column of Customer Report should net Credits
> and Debits
>         • Bug 796847 - Error trying to do CSV import doesn't recognize
> account specification
>         • Bug 796850 - Auto-decimal-point causes incorrect price to
> display when amount is edited.
>         • Bug 796852 - Context sensitive Help broken
>         • Bug 796857 - Import of QIF duplicates transfer transactions
>         • Bug 796867 - GNUCash crashes on startup with Mac Mojave 10.14 in
> Dark mode.
>         • Bug 796870 - Cannot (occasionally) undo invoice billing
>         • Bug 796871 - GtkFileChooser Name Field and Sidebar Ignore UNC
> Paths
>         • Bug 796877 - test-stress-options fails
>         • Bug 796878 - test-qofsession fails on x86_32
>         • Bug 796879 - GnuCash crashes on startup
>         • Bug 796880 - Menu Tooltips Interfere with All Dialogs
>         • Bug 796882 - Entering an amount as a calculation fails the first
> time in bills
>         • Bug 796885 - SX Editor Calendar Sometimes Shows Wrong Year,
> Wrong Next Date
>         • Bug 796890 - CSV import of multi-split transactions marks
> reconciliation status of first line as cleared
>         • Bug 796892 - Startup warning: undefined symbol PyOS_getsig
>         • Bug 796894 - Edit -> Preferences results in gnucash.exe- No Disk
> error box
>         • Bug 796895 - Report end and start dates not obeyed
>         • Bug 796896 - Button to complete an export not intuitively placed
> or discoverable
>         • Bug 796899 - FTBFS on [mips]: segfault; test-backend-dbi;
> endianness
>         • Bug 796900 - Problems in Description Editing. Select all
> implemented with the Caps Key (plus no Ctrl Z Undo, grrr)
>         • Bug 796905 - GNUcash does not start after windows 10 update
>         • Bug 796907 - After a series of actions to the window of GnuCash,
> some of or all of the contents will dispear and could not get them back
>         • Bug 796909 - Can't enter different notes and memos for an AR
> payment transaction
>         • Bug 796911 - Minimum window width is too large, so it may not be
> possible to maximise the window
>         • Bug 796926 - Scrolling Fails if Mouse Leaves Window
>         • Bug 796933 - Backspace key doesn't work, sometimes.
>         • Bug 796934 - Menu and message characters display as boxes
>         • Bug 796935 - Scrollbar indicator does not move while scrolling
>         • Bug 796936 - Saving XML-formatted file to CryFS volume crashes
> GNUCash
>         • Bug 796938 - Typing account name no longer navigates to account
>         • Bug 796942 - Make Auto-Split Optional or Undo-Able for Data Entry
>         • Bug 796946 - Mortgage and Loan Repayment Setup tool crashes when
> exiting "Loan Repayment Options" page
>         • Bug 796953 - Attempting to enter loan causes 3.3 to crash
>         • Bug 796954 - No scroll in invoice/billing and all columns not
> visible. Column resizing is disastrous
>         • Bug 796955 - Import CSV - Single-line two-currency transactions
> can't be imported
>         • Bug 796965 - Show Unused Accounts
>         • Bug 796968 - Screen display gets corrupted in some circumstances
> when multiple windows stacked on top of each other
>         • Bug 796970 - Disable editing of currency retrieval settings for
> currencies.
>         • Bug 796971 - Keys "Home" and "End" do not work after popup is
> displayed
>         • Bug 796973 - Blocking problem when importing QIF - trading
> commodities enter Information
>         • Bug 796974 - Feature Request - Headings for the Matcher column
> Deposit/Withdrawal do not change to Debit/Credit when formal accounting
> labels are preferenced
>         • Bug 796976 - saving file with scheduled transaction hangs: copy
> of scheduled transactions missing in tmp file?
>         • Bug 796977 - No amounts displaying after upgrade from 2.6.19 to
> 3.3
>         • Bug 796979 - GnuCash segfaults on first startup when run from
> remote X session
>         • Bug 796983 - fails when importing QIF exported by Quicken 2015
> Deluxe
>         • Bug 796989 - some date/time does not honor user locale
>         • Bug 796990 - Budget : Newly created account and account with
> zero transaction cannot be shown in Budget
>         • Bug 796992 - gnucash --add-price-quotes always fails
> Documentation
>
> There were no content changes to the GnuCash Documentation, though the
> build system was modified.
>
>
> Getting GnuCash for Windows and MacOS
>
> GnuCash is provided for both Microsoft Windows XP® and later and MacOS X
> 10.9 (Mavericks)® and later in pre-built, all-in-one packages. An installer
> is provided for Microsoft Windows® while the MacOS X® package is a disk
> image containing a drag-and-drop application bundle.
>
> The SHA256 Hashes for the downloadable files are:
>
>         •
> a254883c8f7e34f2e19ebdc6a0185489d9027341d7d62a6f1ef815a8c9e342d7
> gnucash-3.4.tar.bz2
>         •
> 95e8d340b7299e67ed9bedd29141cdc50824a1d6c17ebba302396b862e33b2ea
> gnucash-3.4.tar.gz
>         •
> 7ebbec0bc668e42d04178254a754aab7ba63c3177ed4e60bd5c6da917a2a316f
> gnucash-3.4.setup.exe
>         •
> 359d3ecbfc2143fe11901bd0319a60c5b802a8c13206c4da0041e510b7d39d59
> Gnucash-Intel-3.4-1.dmg
>         •
> 6575438811ecf8a208a33cd6055b4a10ed324b89e12a247a76cdecc5a82489ec
> gnucash-docs-3.4.tar.gz
>
> SourceForge:
>
> Download GnuCash for Win32:
> https://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/gnucash-3.4.setup.exe
> Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel:
> https://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/Gnucash-Intel-3.4-1.dmg
>
> Github
>
> Download GnuCash for Win32:
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/3.3/gnucash-3.4.setup.exe
> Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel:
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/3.3/Gnucash-Intel-3.4-1.dmg
>
> Getting GnuCash as source code
>
> If you want to compile GnuCash 3.4 for yourself, the source code can be
> downloaded from:
>
> Sourceforge:
>  http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/gnucash-3.4.tar.bz2
>  http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/gnucash-3.4.tar.gz
> Github:
>
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/3.4/gnucash-3.4.tar.bz2
>
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/3.4/gnucash-3.4.tar.gz
>  WARNING Do not try to use the github-generated files labelled "Source
> Code". They have not been processed with swig and will not build.
> You can also checkout the sources: git clone
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash.
>
>
> Please consult the README.dependencies file in the sources for the
> required dependencies and versions needed to build GnuCash from source.
> Additional information on building GnuCash may be found at
> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building.
>
> Getting the documentation
>
> The documentation is available at Documentation page of the GnuCash
> website. The 3.4 documentation can be found under "GnuCash v3 (current
> stable release)" in multiple languages both for reading online and for
> download in pdf, epub, and mobi formats.
>
> If you want to compile the GnuCash Documentation 3.4 for yourself, the
> source code can be downloaded from:
>
> Sourceforge:
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/gnucash-docs-3.4.tar.gz
> GitHub:
> https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/3.4/gnucash-docs-3.4.tar.gz
> You can also checkout the sources directly from the git repository as
> described at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Git.
>
> Detailed instructions for building GnuCash may be found at
> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building and for the Documentation at
> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Initializing_Documentation_Build_Environment
> .
>
> About the Program
>
> 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. Programming on GnuCash began in 1997, and
> its first stable release was in 1998.
>
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