ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.4.11 released

John Ralls jralls at
Sun Jul 15 17:08:22 EDT 2012

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.4.11, the ninth 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 OSX.

Getting GnuCash for Windows (Win32 binary)

The Gnucash 2.4.11 Win32 setup executable can be downloaded from Sourceforge. It will install everything needed to run GnuCash.

Mac OSX binary

The Gnucash 2.4.11 MacOSX package can be downloaded from Sourceforge as well.

Getting GnuCash as source code

If you want to compile GnuCash 2.4.11 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 2.4.10 and 2.4.11, the following bugfixes were included:

	• [22080]Fix make dist for Swedish accounts files Reported by Robert Fewell
	• [22260]Rewrite the tip-of-the-day parsing logic Since commit 22246, an empty tip of the day appears in the list of tips. This is due to the way the file is parsed. This commit rewrites the parsing logic to avoid such problems. As an added bonus, you can now add newlines in tips by using '\n' in the string.
	• [22248]Bug #678848 - Customer/Vendor reports off-by-one on start date Additionally removes a superfluous module load
	• [22246][PATCH] Fix tip-of-the-day with gcc-4.7 When making the text file tips-of-the-day, GnuCash expects 'gcc -E' to preserve at least one of the whitespace lines between entries. However, this relies on behavior of 'gcc -E' that isn't actually part of the spec, and is a historical accident. And it changed in gcc-4.7, such that all the whitespace is removed. Work around this by explicitly adding a newline in the sed expression. Pre gcc-4.7 there will be two newlines between tips, but this has no impact on the tip displaying code. Patch by Bill Nottingham
	• Bug #631611 - Check printing fails because fonts are too tiny on Windows Lesson learned: don't use cairo_identity_matrix on a cairo_t managed by GtkPrintContext. It kills a number of transformations that were already configured by GtkPrintContext. On Windows this breaks proper scaling.
	• Fix a double free crash when the required features dialog is shown
	• Bug #611853 - Entering a 2-digit year in the opening balance tab results in "Parsing Error" This bug was already fixed on trunk as part of the patch that converted the new account dialog from glade to gtkbuilder. This commit extracts only the parts required to fix bug #611853
	• [22224] Bug #671323 - Scheduled monthly transactions lose "except on weekends" setting when using MySQL
	• [22229] Bug #678214 - GnuCash fails to open some post-processed XML files Patch by Daniel Harding
	• Bug #677570 - Error creating net worth linechart report Remove doubled file contents. Changeset 21628 has already done this for trunk.
	• Add formatting to table. Add cell padding to columns in table.
	• Bug #677570 Error creating net worth linechart report Revert "Added user settable line width and data point markers to net worth" Removed entire commit in order to make report work. Details of error still need to found so that the feature can be reinstated. This reverts r21644. Note, this feature works in trunk.
	• [22197]Add EXTRA_CFLAGS for compiling on Win7 Configure gets confused by some gcc builtins on Win7: Disable them so that configure finds the right settings.
	• Add EXTRA_CFLAGS to inst_gnucash compile line so that cflags can be added by
	• [r22171][Bug 674862] Gnucash crashes after creating a new SX using the Mortgage Wizard and SQL Backend This addresses the crash reported on Ubuntu with Postgres by Krzysiek. The stack trace he posted showed the crash was the result of dereferencing a NULL GDate*, and this change protects against that. It still doesn't address the more basic problem of why on Win32 and with mysql and pgsql (but not SQLite3) the mortgage wizard is writing corrupt dates.
	• [r22188][Bug #674862] Gnucash crashes after creating a new SX using the Mortgage Wizard and SQL Backend Special-cases dbi_result_get_datetime returning -1 to work around a bug in MinGW's implementation of gmtime().
	• [22157] Bug #674494: Fix version and method of downloading isocodes in win32 packaging Patch by Mark Jenkins
	• [r22154][Bug 674283] With mysql crash after deleting accounts included into a budget Never assume a pointer is NULL unless you set it to NULL!
	• [22097] [Win32 build] Update gwenhywfar/aqbanking versions.
	• [22090] Revert r22083, "Adapt German account templates to updated tax rate." A pure renaming is not the correct solution, I've been told.
	• [22083] Adapt German account templates to updated tax rate.
	• [22067] Remove potentially abandoned file (that has a GPLv2-only license, too). The last contributors here, Josh Sled and Chris Lyttle, have put their code under "GPLv2 and GPLv3" license, see r22063, but I'm too lazy to look up the copyright holders on the file as a whole so I'd rather remove it. If someone wants to add a similar packaging file again, feel free to do so, but please don't use GPLv2-only code to do so.
	• [22066] Bug #670727: Extend license of 3 files to be GPLv2 and GPLv3. This has been granted by the gnumeric copyright holders. See
	• [22063] Bug #670727: Clarify license of a file to be GPLv2 and GPLv3 gnc-dense-cal.h: License remark was forgotten in r19507, but the author Josh Sled agreed on GPLv2 and GPLv3 licensing in his gnucash-devel message on 2010-08-28.
	• Fix skipping of alternate rows when there is a customer id mis-match and fix gtk_entry_set_text errors. Fix already exists in trunk.
	• Revert "Fix skipping of alternate rows when there is a customer id mis-match." Doesn't fully work. Will redo. This reverts commit 63c4689a36aa042564d7c29b40ee970533e3d81f.
	• Fix skipping of alternate rows when there is a customer id mis-match. Fix already exists in trunk.
	• Fix translatable strings. Patch provided by Aurimas Fišeras.
	• Properly handle Windos end-of-line markers in determining file versions.
	• [21905] Bug #668196: Fix installation of python bindings With this patch, files are correctly installed together. Patch by Vincent Untz.
	• [22018] Bug 632931: Advanced Portfolio: total gains does not include income - new column layout as suggested on bugzilla. Total return is now an amount (not a percentage), and includes income as well as capital gains. New column "Rate of return" gives the percentage. - changed default value for "Ignore brokerage fees when calculating returns", the default is now to NOT ignore the fees. Patch by Sebastien Alborini <salborini at>
	• [22012] Bug #669494 - Swedish account plan provided (BAS 2012) Additionally this commit adds some required changes to get the Swedish account plans to actually show up in GnuCash (both BAS and the earlier committed Swedish small business account plan)
	• [22011] Fix a GtkWarning in the Account Hierarchy Druid which occurs if the Example Account file doesn't contain a long description.
	• Fix translatable strings code for tax invoice report.
	• Fix translatable strings code for some reports. Patch provided by Aurimas Fišeras.
	• [21978] Move the features tests to its own source files. This allows for - other engine consumers to use the features test as well (think CuteCash, python bindings,...) - a central point for developers to check for feature definitions - a central point to manage all feature related code
	• Windows: Update Gtk+ to 2.24.10
In 2.4.11, the following languages had their translations updated: Lithuanian, Traditional Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Bulgarian.

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.

	• Tag 2.4.11 at the request of JRalls
	• Bump version to 2.4.11 for release.

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