ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.2.8 Released

Andreas Köhler at
Sun Dec 14 02:22:20 EST 2008

      GnuCash 2.2.8 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.8 aka
"Crisis-Proof", the eighth bug fix release in a series of stable
releases of the GnuCash Free Accounting Software.

      Getting GnuCash

GnuCash 2.2.8 can be downloaded from or
It is available as source code.  For the Microsoft Windows operating
system there is a self-installing setup program which includes all
necessary additional libraries.

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

     (Source code and Windows binary)
     (Source code only)

63661f16b38d78ee592fdebdafe3354a  gnucash-2.2.8.tar.gz
79d37e4fa0c71722e093136655698924  gnucash-2.2.8.tar.bz2
764f6c3c3d420c8393c31f03ea74cb20  gnucash-2.2.8.tar.lzma
91fb72941d80c539175bdcdafb69a094  gnucash-2.2.8-setup.exe

      What's New in GnuCash 2.2.8?

Fixed Bugs
  * #115066: "Search For" dialog shows all when criteria is left as
  * #128774: "Edit exchange rate" context menu item disfunctional often
  * #137017: date of transaction change with time zone change
  * #339433: TiaaCref price quote dates off by one day
  * #340041: 0 as an amount should be allowed in Exchange Editor
  * #345980: changing Stylesheet doesn't commit
  * #347274: to track the difference between budgeted and actual amounts
             in the budget report
  * #348860: Error with saved multicolumn reports
  * #405472: Unable to save changes on files opened over FUSE and sshfs
  * #432457: Security/stock import should follow tutorial regarding
             Account Name
  * #435427: "Generic import transaction matcher" dialog does not sort
             by date
  * #436342: Currency exchange druid does not show on changed
  * #436920: crash on loading OFX data for a commodity that exists
             without cusip field
  * #492417: currency mapping of New Israeli Shekel
  * #529494: Wrong fractional precision in register with multi-currency
  * #532889: Monthly scheduled payments preview shows wrong dates
  * #536299: Fix two underlinking issues
  * #539947: OpenSolaris:__FUNCTION__ not defined in sun cc
  * #543332: Severe performance regression in Average Balance report
  * #548218: OpenSolaris: $(expression) cause configure error on solaris
  * #554042: OpenSolaris: configure fail on checking 'unsigned long is
             at least as big as guint32'
  * #557604: date-utilities.scm typos
  * #557374: MT940 import does not work
  * #563160: Multicolumn report: Confusing order of "Column span" and
             "Row span"
  * #563273: crash in GnuCash Finance Management: Starting GnuCash
  * #564033: aqbanking plugin: g_module_open failed: WEXITSTATUS

Other changes
  * Fix account defaulting for posting vendor bill
  * Fix tax-related inconsistency in UI
  * Fix the average cost price source computation for a certain case
  * Add account templates: Dutch, Finnish
  * Update account templates: Italian, Slovak
  * Update translations: Finnish, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese,
                         Russian, Slovak, Simplified Chinese

      Many thanks go to

Boris Zbarsky
Charles Day
Christian Stimming
Christoph Ernst
Cristian Marchi
Daniel Harding
David Osguthorpe
David Reiser
G. Paul Ziemba
Halton Huo
J. Alex Aycinena
Jamie Campbell
Jonathan Kamens
Martin Preuss
Oren Weil
Sergey Belyashov
Shawn Faucher
Takayuki Kusano
Tuomo Kohvakka
Wolfgang Schnerring
Zdenko Podobny
Zhang Weiwu

      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 continuously polish GnuCash to be as stable as possible.  Simply
    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 GnuCash 2.2.0 release came with some new translation
    strings.  If you consider contributing a translation, we invite you
    to work with the translation template in this package.  Our
    development is in String Freeze now, so you can safely work on our
    translation.  Please check for updates on this.

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

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