ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.1.0 Released
chris at wilddev.net
Sat Apr 14 23:00:30 EDT 2007
GnuCash 2.1.0 released
The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.1.0 aka
"Opening Windows", the first of several unstable 2.1.x releases of the
GnuCash OpenSource Accounting Software which will eventually lead to the
stable version 2.2.0. 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
WARNING WARNING WARNING - Make sure you make backups of any files used
in testing versions of GnuCash in the 2.1.x series. Although the
developers go to great lengths to ensure that no data will be lost we
cannot guarentee that your data will not be affected if for some reason
GnuCash crashes in testing these releases.
PLEASE TEST TEST AND TEST SOME MORE any and all features important to
you. Then post any bugs you find to bugzilla
Major changes in this release include;
* GnuCash has been ported to the Microsoft Windows OS.
* Improved Scheduled Transaction editor and management dialogs.
* Internally, the programming language wrappers are no longer being
generated by the not-so-well-maintained package "g-wrap" but
instead by the well-established wrapper generator "SWIG". In
effect, gnucash does no longer depend on g-wrap anymore but uses
* New printing formats for check printing.
* GtkPrint integrated.
*Caveats for Testers*
Any 2.1.x version might crash unexpectedly at any point during runtime.
If you test some serious work in a 2.1.x release, make sure you hit
"Save" after ever non-trivial workstep.
The documentation has had screenshots updated, however, many help texts
usually only refers to the 1.8.x series. Everyone is invited to help
improve the documentation; see http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development
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.
Translating: The new release comes with some new translation strings. If
you consider contributing a translation, we invite you to test this
release already. A string freeze will be announced in one of the later
2.1.x releases. Please check
http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Translation_Status for updates on this.
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
GnuCash 2.0 can be downloaded from sourceforge.net. It is available as
To install GnuCash, users will need Gnome 2, guile, slib and g-wrap.
*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
and Mac OSX. It is collaboratively developed by 10 people from over 5
Programming on GnuCash began in 1997, and its first stable release was
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