ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.6.19 released

John Ralls jralls at
Sun Dec 17 17:54:10 EST 2017

Announcement: GnuCash 2.6.19 Release 2017-12-16
GnuCash 2.6.19 released

The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 2.6.19, the nineteenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series.

Between 2.6.18 and 2.6.19, the following bugfixes were accomplished:

    Bug 787497 - Disabling OFX, AqBanking or python-bindings support cripples the dist build target. (Partial: The requisite files for AQB and OFX are provided. There remain ways to break the distribution.)
    Bug 789928 - FTBFS with libdbi 0.9.0-5 on Debian
    Failed to create file "/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled.XY789Y".

Some other fixes not associated with reported bugs:

    A better way to handle MySQL's 0000-00-00 invalid date indicator.
    Fix python build and test errors on Mac.
    Add translator hint comments to C and glade files.
    Improve type of bank accounts in SKR03
    Stop testing GObject's handling of invalid parameters

Translation Updates: Dutch, German, Serbian
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 2.6.19 we're pleased to also release a new version 2.6.19 of the companion Help and Tutorial and Concepts Guide.

    Bug 782423 - Help 10.2. Setting Preferences is outdated #105
    Changing text in Help to reflect changes in Preferences dialogs.
    Translation of the german guides metafile

Getting GnuCash for Windows and MacOS X

GnuCash is provided for both Microsoft Windows XP® and later and MacOS X 10.5 (Leopard)® and later in pre-built, all-in-one packages. An installer is provided for Microsoft Windows® while the MacOS X® package is a disk image containing a drag-and-drop application bundle.

The SHA256 Hashes for the downloadable files are:

    50b89367246ec2d51e9765bd6bd8c669e35ceb4ac5ab92636f76758a9f3f7fd1  gnucash-2.6.19.tar.bz2
    758adf10a75abfabc0b0d9a4858c0b79438c3e2157f4240e1a84a6b93d1111c3  gnucash-2.6.19.tar.gz
    1fa83d9578e8c62bd7dcef3b953e0e7610bf03bed9c1a037a72a6eee1ac79e37  gnucash-2.6.19-3.setup.exe
    d40de55c75fdb754c717ae37e25de5e411fce4ce1f7684f071fc492f939408d2  Gnucash-Intel-2.6.19-1.dmg
    0b9d7e80d4887b70f027d6bdd552b6ffa4a6f299df3cfb1860eae5bad207ae2d  Gnucash-PPC-2.6.19-1.dmg
    268415157d80ea70f339e74d1bd05e4550d36f77b22aa98aadeadec04a4ba9c7  gnucash-docs-2.6.19.tar.gz

   Mac Intel:
   Mac PPC:

   Mac Intel:
   Mac PPC:

Getting GnuCash as source code

If you want to compile GnuCash 2.6.19 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:
           WARNING Do not try to use the github-generated files labelled "Source Code". They have not been
                   processed with swig and will not build.
You can also checkout the sources directly from the git repository as described at

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.
Getting the documentation

The documentation is available at Documentation page of the GnuCash website, The 2.6.19 documentation can be found under "GnuCash v2.6 (current stable release)" in multiple languages both for reading online and for download in pdf, epub, and mobi formats.

If you want to compile the GnuCash Documentation 2.6.19 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:
   You can also checkout the sources directly from the git repository.

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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