ANNOUNCE:Release of GnuCash 1.7.2 alpha: "Antipodean Nightmare"

Chris Lyttle
28 Oct 2002 05:05:47 -0800

The GnuCash team is pleased to announce the release of the second alpha
version 1.7.2: "Antipodean Nightmare".
This release is the result of the development team working so hard the
GnuCash developers topped the GNOME Summary commits list last week.

Highlights of this release are:
o you can now search by reconcile flag for transactions
o ability to set posted invoices and payments read-only in the small   
business module.
o New commodity matcher for OFX generic import.
o latest libofx is needed for OFX support
o Investment transactions now create two accounts, one is for the
  stock, the other is the account defined by the FI, where the
  cash is swapped.
o Updated glossary
o HBCI improvements to transaction retrieval
o Add Direct Debit HBCI action and add caching of the
  PIN to user preferences.
o HBCI suport requires OpenHBCI 0.9.3 or current OpenHBCI CVS
o loads of bugfixes, keep those bugs coming!
o NOTE: Report bugs to

This release features HBCI online banking support. This makes it the
world's first *free* HBCI-enabled personal finance manager.

HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface) is a standard used by German
banks for offering online banking service. Through this standard,
business actions like statement retrieval, bank transfer, or direct
debits can be invoked by any HBCI-compliant client application, i.e. now
also from GnuCash. Authentification and encryption is done through a
bank-issued chip card or a self-generated file-based RSA key pair. (In
the latter case, the user prints out his public key finger print on
paper, signs it, and sends it to his bank.)

Chris Lyttle
RedHat Certified Engineer #807302549405490.
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