ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.6.10 released

John Ralls jralls at
Sun Dec 20 23:36:00 EST 2015

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.6.10, the tenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series. Please take the tour of all the new features.

Between 2.6.9 and 2.6.10, the following bugfixes were accomplished:

    Bug #627692 - Report options, Account Selection, "select all" => not all accounts selected, only visible ones.
    Bug #646129 - Account selection in reports: 'Select Children' doesn't actually select children if they are collapsed.
    Bug #662126 - Cannot create scheduled transaction for dividend reinvestment.
    Bug #742321 - Reset temporary prefs on application startup.
    Bug #745101 - No warning when quitting with unsaved file. When the file was first created without the New File Assistant.
    Bug #746155 - Reports: html-acct-table prepend-row! & prepend-col! unknown variables Fixed following the suggestions by Tony Kerns.
    Bug #754192 - Since Last Run Dialog asks for security price even if not needed.
    Bug #754533 - No Account Templates Error Patch.
    Bug #755781 - Files with copyright but no grant of license.
    Bug #756335 - When importing, date selection causes exit crash.
    Bug #756339 - Prices table not updated.
    Bug #756720 - configure fails to find libgoffice 0.10-10 (0.10.18-1) While we can't support libgoffice 0.10 because that would require gtk3 we can improve the error message if no libgoffice 0.8.x version is found.
    Bug #757378 - Display the user-defined display symbol for non-currency commodities.
    Bug #759224 - illegal dates in stock transactions cause corrupt file.
    Bug #759294 - New the billing term are not saved during invoice editing. Prevent editing the terms from the invoice view.

Some other fixes not associated with reported bugs:

    Revert the automatic inversion of prices whose value is less than 1.0. This corrects several regressions from 2.6.8 and 2.6.9; it proved to be to big a change for a maintenance branch and will re-appear in the next major release.
    Fix test failure due to trying to parse nanoseconds, which we don't actually use.
    Use @SHELL@ instead of hardcode /bin/sh in test shell scripts. This is a workaround for MacOS X 10.11's System Integrity Protection.
    Improve the revert action: Ask user confirmation and don't ask to save before reverting.
    Have a more generic mechanism to set Save action's sensitivity and use it for Revert action as well.
    Avoid assert in gnc_split_register_balance_trans if default_account is null.
    Performance improvements in the Cash Flow report.
    Add new account chart for Duch small businesses.
    Add some developer documentation.

New Translation: Portugal Portuguese

Translations Updated: Arabic, German.
Important update notification

If you are updating from gnucash 2.6.0-2.6.4 on linux, you are advised to remove the guile user cache or several parts of gnucash may fail to work properly. This user cache can be found in .cache/guile/ccache/2.0-LE-8-2.0/ in your home directory. It's safe to remove the whole contents of this directory.

Note .cache is a hidden folder in your home directory. You may have to change your file manager's settings in order to view hidden files and folders.

Concurrent with the release of Gnucash 2.6.10 we're pleased to also release a new version 2.6.10 of the companion Help and Tutorial and Concepts Guide.

    More German Translation work from Mechtilde Stehmann.
    New German illustrations from Mechtilde Stehmann.
    Change paper size to A4 for European (i.e., German and Italian) PDFs.
    Replace remaining references to "General Ledger" with "General Journal".
    Remove e-mail from AUTHORS file, trying to reduce support requests directly to developers instead of to the list.
    Bug 608098 - Document Transaction Rpt, including how to handle splits.
    Bug 744151 - Remove Top 10 Reasons and outdated What's New.
    Bug 757174 - FTBFS: /tmp/build/gnucash-docs-2.6.7/mincho.xml.

Getting GnuCash for Windows (Win32 binary)

The Gnucash 2.6.10 Win32 setup executable can be downloaded from Sourceforge. It will install everything needed to run GnuCash.
Mac OSX binary

The Gnucash 2.6.10 MacOS X Intel and PPC packages can be downloaded from Sourceforge as well.
Getting GnuCash as source code

If you want to compile GnuCash 2.6.10 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:

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

To compile GnuCash from the source code by yourself, you will need at least Gnome 2, Guile, and slib. In addition you will need swig if compiling from git. Please consult the README file in the sources for the exact list of dependencies and versions.
Reading the documentation online

An online version of the documentation is available on the Documentation page of the GnuCash website. The 2.6.10 documentation can be found under "GnuCash v2.6 (current stable release)" in multiple languages.
Getting GnuCash Documentation in pdf, epub or mobi formats

The documentation can equally be downloaded in pdf, epub or mobi formats from the Documentation page of the GnuCash website. The 2.6.10 documentation can be found under "GnuCash v2.6 (current stable release)" in multiple languages.
Getting GnuCash Documentation as source code

If you want to compile the GnuCash Documentation 2.6.10 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:

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

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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