ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.6.21 Released
jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue Apr 10 20:07:38 EDT 2018
The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 2.6.21, the twenty-second and final, final maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series. This snap release fixes a brace of significant bugs that would have prevented some users from having a 2.6.x fallback after using GnuCash 3.x. Note: This is the last version of GnuCash that will support MacOS X versions earlier than 10.9 or Microsoft Windows versions earlier than Windows 7.
Between 2.6.19 and 2.6.21, the following bugfixes were accomplished:
Bug 795049 - GnuCash 2.6.20-1 (Fedora Linux package) is unable to open MariaDB database.
Bug 795068 - src/optional/python-bindings missing several files.
Bug 795078 - missing _inflateValidate symbol has recurred in 2.6.20 on MacOS.
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.
Since this is a snap release there is no new documentation release.
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:
Getting GnuCash for Windows and MacOS
GnuCash is provided for both Microsoft Windows XP® and later and MacOS X 10.9 (Mavericks)® 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.
Download GnuCash for Win32: https://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/gnucash-2.6.20.setup.exe
Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel: https://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/Gnucash-Intel-2.6.20-1.dmg
Download GnuCash for Mac-PPC: https://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/Gnucash-PPC-2.6.20-1.dmg
Download GnuCash for Win32: https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/2.6.20/gnucash-2.6.20.setup.exe
Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel: https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/2.6.20/Gnucash-Intel-2.6.20-1.dmg
Download GnuCash for Mac-PPC: https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/2.6.20/Gnucash-PPC-2.6.20-1.dmg
Getting GnuCash as source code
If you want to compile GnuCash 2.6.20 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: git clone https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash.
Please consult the README.dependencies file in the sources for the required dependencies and versions needed to build GnuCash from source. Additional information on building GnuCash may be found at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building.
Getting the documentation
The documentation is available at Documentation page of the GnuCash website. The 2.6.20 documentation can be found under "GnuCash v3 (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 2.6.20 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:
You can also checkout the sources directly from the git repository as described at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Git.
Detailed instructions for building GnuCash may be found at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building and for the Documentation at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Initializing_Documentation_Build_Environment.
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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