ANNOUNCE: Gnucash 2.3.14 released

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Tue Jun 8 18:53:12 EDT 2010

Gnucash 2.3.14 is being released so soon after 2.3.13 because of a bug
which affects English users by having all account names for new
databases or gnucash files in Latvian.

Announcement: GnuCash 2.3.14 (Unstable) Release 2010-06-08 
GnuCash 2.3.14 (Unstable) released
The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.3.14, the
fifteenth of several unstable 2.3.x releases of the GnuCash Free
Accounting Software which will eventually lead to the stable version
2.4.0. With this new release series, GnuCash can use an SQL database
using SQLite3, MySQL or PostgreSQL. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris,
Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX.

WARNING: This is an *UNSTABLE* version of Gnucash.

This release is intended for developers and testers who want to help
tracking down all those bugs that are still in there.

Make sure you make backups of any files used in testing versions of
GnuCash in the 2.3.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

NOTE: The latest stable version is 2.2.9.

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 the 2.3.x release include; 
      * In addition to the XML backend, Gnucash can now use a SQLite3,
        MySQL or PostgreSQL database to store the data. This is a new
        implementation using libdbi. It supports all features including
        the business features. In order to build with this, add
        --enable-dbi to the configure command. In addition to the
        libdbi-dev package for your distribution, you will also need the
        appropriate DBD (libdbi driver) package for sqlite3, mysql or
      * As a replacement for the current GtkHTML HTML engine used to
        display reports and graphs, Gnucash can use WebKit. WebKit is
        the engine used by Google Chrome on Windows and Safari on Apple.
        In order to build with this, add --enable-webkit to the
        configure command. You will need an appropriate webkit-dev
        package. On win32, you will need to download the file from the source repository and put
        it into the downloads directory of your gnucash build area.
      * Updated to AqBanking 3 on Win32.

Strings are frozen. This means no new changes will be introduced which
change any text displayed by Gnucash. Therefore, final translations for
2.4.0 release may begin.

Changes between 2.3.13 and 2.3.14 include: 
      * Bugs fixed
              * Bug #618954: Add a column "Due" to the invoice search
                results list. Patch by "scar".
              * Bug #618951: Add ability to search for invoices by due
                date Patch by "scar".
              * Bug #118391: Resize currency dropdown list Patch by
                Frank H. Ellenberger. Now in the tested (european)
                languages one can understand the meaning without
                horizontal scrolling - search for MXV or UYI to see long
                examples. I used glade 3, which created the file in a
                somewhat different way - let me know, if that is a
              * Bug #619984: Remove "Gnumatic, Inc." from po/Makevars
                Gnumatic Inc. does since a few years no longer exist. So
                it makes no sense, to have it as copyright holder of new
                GnuCash translations. I got Linas OK for this change on
       - #T16:12:23
              * Bug #617797: Set eol-style to CRLF for win32 files.
              * Bug #618434 - Decimal separator is always '.' when using
                the keypad, patch by Yasuaki Taniguchi
      * Updated translations or translation-related changes
              * fix Latvian account trees, patch by Bill Nottingham.
              * Update German translation Patch by Frank H. Ellenberger:
                update de.po 1. add missing translations 2. review fuzzy
                translations 3. correct liabilities: Passiva ->
                Fremdkapital/Verbindlichkeiten 4. correct discount:
                Skonto -> Skonto, Rabatt & Nachlass 5. typos
              * Updated Dutch translation by Mark Haanen, copied from
                the Translation Project. 
              * Updated Japanese translation by Yasuaki Taniguchi,
                copied from the Translation Project. 
      * Other user-visible changes
              * Fix r19227, r19228: Don't make the "Due Date" the
                primary search; fix erroneous parameters when inserting
                into list.
      * Other code/build changes
              * File convert in glade3-3.6.7 to ensure
                our gtk-2.10 requirement is sufficient.
              * Set eol-style for win32-bin.txt to CRLF because this
                file should view correctly on win32 systems
              * Set all shell scripts to svn:eol-style LF because they
                should have the same line endings.
              * Fix script that builds the release tags. Awk works
                differently on windows than on linux apparently.
        Caveats for Testers
        Any 2.3.x version might crash unexpectedly at any point during
        runtime. If you test some serious work in a 2.3.x release and
        are using the XML file backend for data storage, make sure you
        hit "Save" after every non-trivial workstep. If you are using
        the SQL backend, this is not required as every change is saved
        immediately to the database.
        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 2.3.x releases. Please check for updates on
        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
        2.4.0 release in a few weeks. Then post any bugs you find to
        Getting GnuCash
        Source code for GnuCash 2.3.14 can be downloaded from multiple
              * The GnuCash website
              * Sourceforge: bzip2, gzip, all files.
              * You can also checkout the sources directly from the
                subversion repository with this command:
                svn co gnucash
        To install GnuCash, you will need Gnome 2, guile, slib. In
        addition you will need swig if compiling from subversion.
        Win32 binary
        The Gnucash 2.3.14 Win32 setup executable can be downloaded from
        Sourceforge as well. 
        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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