ANNOUNCE: Announcement: GnuCash 2.4.8 Release

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Sat Oct 22 09:40:39 EDT 2011

GnuCash 2.4.8 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.4.8, the eigth bug 
fix release in a series of stable of the GnuCash Free Accounting Software. 
With this release series, GnuCash can use an SQL database using SQLite3, MySQL 
or PostgreSQL. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac 
Getting GnuCash for Windows (Win32 binary)

The Gnucash 2.4.8 Win32 setup executable can be downloaded from Sourceforge. 
It will install everything needed to run GnuCash.
Mac OSX binary

The Gnucash 2.4.8 MacOSX package can be downloaded from Sourceforge as well.
Getting GnuCash as source code

If you want to compile GnuCash 2.4.8 for yourself, the source code can be 
downloaded from:

    Sourceforge: bzip2, gzip, all files.
    You can also checkout the sources directly from the subversion repository 
as described here.

To compile GnuCash from the source code by yourself, you will need Gnome 2, 
guile, slib. In addition you will need swig if compiling from subversion.

Between 2.4.7 and 2.4.8, the following bugfixes were included:

  * Bug #655901 - Fix build with guile 2.0
  * Fix handling a directory as a dataset file.
  * Bug #626970 - Crash when saving a transaction whose destination account
    was deleted in the meantime
  * Bug #661721 - Exposed Password
  * Bug #651522 - crash in query_free_compiled, gnc_query_list_reset_query
  * Use "Nimbus" gtk theme on Windows. A previous attempt failed to set this
    in the installer.
  * Bug #644977 - Add new Quicken Check 21 format. Thanks to Steve Holland
    <sholland at>
  * Update Mac customizations for gtk-mac-integration-1.0.0. Mac integration
    has had a name and api change from ige-mac-integration as part of
    migration from Sourceforge to Gnome.
  * Bug #553432 - Status line of edit invoice page mixes invoice currency
    amount with default currency symbol
  * Bug #365928 - Jobs do not stick in Expense Vouchers
  * Find the python libraries and includes even if the path to them includes a
    symlink. When python is installed using MacPorts there is a symlink in the
  * Bug #612562 - Transfer Funds dialog - 'Show Income/Expense' checkboxes are
    not working. Subaccounts of income and expense are not always shown.
  * Make sure that exiting conn_test_dbi_library on a failure doesn't leave
    the locale at "C".
  * Bug #645216 - Fix wrong permissions on server result in bogus error
  * Change default post date:
    * customer invoices: post at the current date
    * bills/vouchers: post at the last date on the bill/voucher
  * Bug #658244 - Custom css stylesheet and logo in Tax Invoice report require
    protocol in exported HTML
  * Bug #655901 - Fix build with guile 2.0 Patch by Petr Gajdos
  * Fix critical error regarding the color tabs when trying to display the
    search results and also on the scheduled transactions template.
  * Patch by Robert Fewell

In 2.4.8, the following languages had their translations updated: Japanese, 
Lithuanian, Latvian, Russian, Hungarian.

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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