ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.1.1 Released

Chris Lyttle chris at
Sat Apr 28 20:10:21 EDT 2007

    GnuCash 2.1.1 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.1.1 aka 
"Bug-begone", the second of several unstable 2.1.x releases of the 
GnuCash Open Source 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 there.

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 guarantee 
that your data will not be affected if for some reason GnuCash crashes 
in testing these releases.

Please test any and all features important to you. Then post any bugs 
you find to



      What's New in GnuCash 2.1.1?

Compared to the 2.0.x series, there are only very few user-visible new 
features, except for the completed port to the Microsoft Windows 
operating system. Minor new features compared to the 2.0.x series are

    * The Scheduled Transaction Editor and Management dialogs have been
      integrated into the overall GnuCash User Interface to give the
      user a more consistent experience in creating scheduled transactions.
    * 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

Bugfixes and improvements since the last version 2.1.0 include:

    * Start-up behaviour has been improved: Windows size is better,
      splash screen can be clicked away
    * OFX DirectConnect import uses correct ID fields for transaction
    * More Scheduled Transactions bugs have been fixed
    * Windows: Reading/writing to compressed data files has been tested
      more thoroughly and fixed in various places
    * Windows: Crash on changing default currencies fixed

      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?

    * 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
    * 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. Please see on how to get involved.
    * 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.

    Getting GnuCash

GnuCash 2.1.1 can be downloaded from or It 
is available as source code. For the Microsoft Windows operating system, 
a self-installing setup program is available which includes all 
necessary additional libraries.

To install GnuCash, users will need Gnome 2, guile, and slib. Neither 
the currently used swig nor the previously used g-wrap packages are 
needed when compiling from tarball or when installing a binary.


    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. It is collaboratively developed by 12 
people from over 5 countries.

Programming on GnuCash began in 1997, and its first stable release was 
in 1998.

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