ANNOUNCE: Release of GnuCash 1.9.5 (unstable)

Chris Lyttle chris at
Sun Apr 16 20:52:37 EDT 2006

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 1.9.5 aka
"The final countdown begins", the sixth of several unstable 1.9.x
releases of the GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software which will
eventually lead to the stable version 2.0.0. This release contains many
bugfixes since the fifth release but is still only intended for
developers and adventurous testers who want to help tracking down bugs.

What's New in GnuCash 1.9.5?

o WARNING WARNING WARNING - Make sure you make backups of any files
 used in testing versions of GnuCash in the 1.9.x series. Although the
 developers go to great lengths to ensure that no data will be lost we
 cannot guarantee that your data will not be affected if for some
 reason GnuCash crashes in testing these releases.
o PLEASE TEST TEST AND TEST SOME MORE any and all features important
 to you. Then post any bugs you find to bugzilla
o 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 We especially need people to help with
 updating the documentation as all texts refer currently to the 1.8.x
 series. Please see on how to
 get involved.
o Major bugfixes include -
o More Register fixes.
o Fixes to Scheduled Transactions.
o Report fixes.
o Make the entire UI insensitive when the progress bar is showing.
o Fixes for currencies and currency quote retrievals.
o Lots of Qof fixes.
o Profiling fixes to improve speed and response.
o Memory leak fixes.
o Fixes for 64-bit compiles.
o Add a per-account "hidden" flag.
o Fixes to compile with gcc4.
o Fixes to xml file format.


Caveats for testers:
Any 1.9.x version might crash unexpectedly at any point during
runtime. If you test some serious work in a 1.9.x release, make sure you
hit "Save" after ever non-trivial workstep.
Keep in mind that features which are not used in everyday work might
crash unexpectedly at all times. This includes but is not limited to:
graphical reports, scheduled transaction editor, price editor, financial
calculator, OFX/QIF/HBCI import.
Especially all the new features might crash instantly on
testing. This applies in particular to any of the budget-related
features. We may always decide to disable such new features for the
initial 2.0.0 release, and re-enable them in a later release.
The documentation is completely outdated. All help texts
usually only refer to the 1.8.x series; please expect all descriptions
in the help texts to be totally wrong when applied to the upcoming 1.9.x
series. Everyone is invited to help improve the documentation; see" on how to get involved.

How can you help?

Testing: Test it and help us discover all bugs that might show up in
there. Please enter each and every bug into bugzilla at
Translating: The new release comes with plenty of new translation
strings. If you consider contributing a translation, we invite you to
test this release already, but please keep in mind that we are not yet
in our string freeze phase. Please check for updates
on this, as we recommend to wait for the string freeze phase for the
serious translation work.

Available at the usual places!

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