ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.1.0 Released

Chris Lyttle chris at
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
      SWIG now.
    * 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 
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 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 

*Getting GnuCash*

GnuCash 2.0 can be downloaded from It is available as 
source code.

To install GnuCash, users will need Gnome 2, guile, slib and g-wrap.


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*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 
in 1998.

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