ANNOUNCE: Release of GnuCash Documentation v2.2.2

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Sat Jul 2 12:20:41 EDT 2011

GnuCash Documentation 2.2.2 released

The GnuCash documentation team proudly announces release 2.2.2 of the GnuCash 
help manual and concepts guide. This documentation is intended for the 2.2 
series of GnuCash.

Note that this will be the last documentation release for the 2.2 series. All 
future documentation efforts will go into the 2.4 and unstable series.
Reading the documentation online

An online version of the documentation is available on the Documentation page 
of the GnuCash website. The 2.2.2 documentation will be found under "Older 
GnuCash Documentation", "GnuCash v2.2".
Getting GnuCash Documentation as source code

If you want to compile the GnuCash Documentation 2.2.2 for yourself, the 
source code can be downloaded from:

    * Sourceforge
    * You can also checkout the sources directly from the subversion
      repository as described here.


Changes between 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 include

    * Bugs fixed
          o Bug #588035: Correct keyboard shortcut for Actions > Split menu 
          o Bug #621573: Simplify explanation of entering a split transaction
            and remove comment about register bug (no longer applicable).
          o Bug #627266: "Steps to enable On-line price updating" doesn't say
            to install Finance::Quote
          o Bug #630652: Expand and add GnuCash Other Assets
            Patch author: Tom Bullock (tbullock at nd dot edu)
          o Bug #632244: Removed the Preferences section from guide and
            updated on help. Keep old screenshots and source credits. Delete
            all references to new preferences such as Printing tab. Delete all
            references to new SQL backend and default .gnucash extension.
          o Bug #633066
          o Bug #633385: Restructure section 2.2 Data Entry Concepts to only
            include basic info on files, accounts, and transactions.
            Minor cosmetic edits to section 2.1.3 and a concept clarification
            to section 4.2.2.
            Author: David (sunfish62 at yahoo dot com)
            Input: Yawar Amin (yawar dot amin at gmail dot com) and Tom
            Bullock (tbullock at nd dot edu)
          o Bug #634075: Replace all usage of the term `druid' with
           `assistant' in the GnuCash Guide.
            Author: Mike E (mikee at saxicola dot idps dot co dot uk)
    * Translation updates
          o New and updated German version of guide document, by Juergen
    * New or improved content
          o guide: Explain concept behind What's New section
          o guide: Mention important changes in What's New section
          o guide: Mention platform support only for current stable version
          o guide: Change/remove references to old versions
          o New figure for Printing tab under Preferences.
          o Add Budgets and Other Assets chapters to the overview.
            Author: Tom Bullock (tbullock at nd dot edu)
          o Fix sequence of tenses grammar error
            Author: Tom Bullock (tbullock at nd dot edu)
          o Minor spelling and grammar fixes.
    * Internal, non-user visible changes
          o Add chapter getting-help to Makefile.
          o Separate getting-help chapter to validate getting-started xml
          o guide: Add entities for stable and unstable series
          o guide: Add single-quote entity definitions
          o Replace all usage of the words `GnuCash' or 'Gnucash' with the
            'app' entity. Patch by Yawar Amin
          o Added <application> markup to GnuCash program name
          o Remove old file that collides with existing one in case-
            insensitive filesystems.
          o Delete guilabel tags below section titles with same wording
            Delete note about debit and credit effects on asset accounts
            because it's
            effectively the same as note `More on Debits and Credits' at the
            end of Section 3.2.2 (Income and Expense Accounts).
            Replace GnuCash name with defined app entity.
            Use tip tags for tips.
            Use an xref tag for a reference.
          o GnuCash docs: merge revisions 19151,19307,19312-19313,19386,
            19455,19460,19472-19473,19479-19480,19482-19483 to 2.2 branch
          o guide: Remove 2.3+-specific info

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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