ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.7.6 Released
jralls at ceridwen.us
Mon Mar 12 18:59:22 EDT 2018
The Gnucash Development Team is pleased to release Gnucash 2.7.6,
the seventh release of an unstable series leading to Gnucash 3.0.
Notice that we've decided that beginning with the upcoming major
release we will use two-digit release numbers and that the next
stable release will be 3.0. Mainenance releases will be 3.1, 3.2,
etc. The next unstable release will be 3.900 and will lead to 4.0.
This release is UNSTABLE and SHOULD NOT BE USED in production.
See the KNOWN PROBLEMS list at the bottom of the announcement.
This release changes file locations, binding APIs, report options,
and can make your data file no longer compatible with previous
versions. See https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/UpdateNotes for
New Features For Users:
Modernise chart colours from the dated CSS defaults to
modern colours as suggested by http://clrs.cc/.
Add "Subtotal Summary Grid" to the Transaction Report.
The subtotal summary-grid will tabulate subtotals - prime-sortkey
vertically, sec-sortkey horizontally. This will be useful, for
example, with prime-sortkey = accounts, sec-sortkey = date,
sec-subtotal = monthly... will produce a monthly time series
For Developers and Distro packagers:
Rework source directory structure for gschema, gtkbuilder and ui files.
There is now a directory for each respective file type directly in
<srcdir>/gnucash as was already the case for gschema files.
In principle all files of each type should go into these global
directories. The only exception is if such a file belongs
to an optional module. In that case the file remains located inside
that module's directory. Currently we have ui, glade and gschema file
exceptions in aqb and ofx importers.
Drop intltool in favour or using modern gettext.
By default we require gettext 0.19.6 as this is needed to generate a
translated version of gnucash.desktop and gnucash.appdata.xml.
For platforms where this isn't available, setting ALLOW_OLD_GETTEXT=ON
will allow building but some strings will not be extracted to
Pass GTEST_ROOT and GMOCK_ROOT through to distcheck.
So that they don't have to be exported in the environment if they're
The following bugs are fixed only in unstable/master:
Bug 764245 - multi-column reports include incorrect sub-reports
Bug 793460 - gnucash/import-export/csv-imp/assistant-csv-trans-import.cpp:1941
is impossible to translate.
Bug 793467 - GnuCash crashes when trying to open a binary file
instead of a CSV.
Bug 793699 - start_spath could be used uninitialised.
Bug 793900 - 2.7.5: test failure: 105 - python-bindings.
Bug 793941 - 2.7.4: test failure on i686: 59 - test-gnc-timezone
Don't test before 1916, that's not a common GnuCash use-case.
Bug 793947 - Impossible to render printable invoice
Bug 794031 - The checkbox "Placeholder" cann't be changed in dialog
"Setup selected accounts". Enable placeholder toggle and
provide callback. The text for this account tree view
specifies "If you would like an account to be a placeholder
account, click the checkbox for that account." but they were
not enabled and no call back was defined so enabled the
toggle button and provide callback.
Bug 794083 - gnucash-2.7.5: cmake+make build installs Makefile.
Bug 794137 - 2.7.5: test failure: 60 - test-gnc-numeric.
Fixed by overloading operator<<(std::ostream&, GncNumeric) to
call operator<<(std::wostream&, GncNumeric) and convert the
result to utf8.
Other repairs not marked as bugs in git:
Csv imp settings - internalize prefix handling
This information is not relevant outside of the settings code.
The way it's implemented now each settings module defines its
own unique prefix and the generic code can just use it when
Csv import - improve memory handling in the assistant class.
Make it more RAII, in that whatever the class allocates, it should
also deallocate. This simplifies a couple of memory handling cases.
The only exception is the generic import matcher that for some reason
has chosen to deallocate itself. To be fixed when more importers are
converted to c++
Add some background info on memory management in CSV importers.
As the assistant code combines multiple memory management models care
should be taken not to mix them up. The notes should give some
insights in how to do this.
Also fix a few minor issues
- delete default copy and move constructor/assignment for the
assistant gui class
- nullify a freed pointer
Lots of transient parent warnings fixed.
Fix Segmentation fault when going to File->New.
When selecting the File->New with existing register pages open a crash
can happen as the register pages get closed forcing a page-changed
signal to queue the page focus function when there is no page. Add a
call to remove the page focus function in the ..destroy_widget function.
Also with the addition of g_idle_remove before the add when page-changed
is emitted the page focus function only gets run once.
Speed up GUID equality comparison.
Fix CPack package version number.
Currently running "ninja-build package" produces a file with an
incorrect version number. This patch passes the CMake version
variables into CPack to get the correct filename. Note, however, that
there's more work to do to get CPack to actually be useful and the
current CPack settings may be removed unless that other work is done.
Add spacing between border and text in dialog "New Accounts Hierarchy
With register obscured the sheet kept being redrawn
When the register is obscured by another window, the sheet would get
lot of draw events. This was tracked down to getting the foreground
colour for the item-edit widget for the state GTK_STATE_FLAG_NORMAL.
Changed this to use the value obtained from gtk_widget_get_state_flags.
Use the gnc_prefs_get_bool values to update cache values.
This way is a safer way to update the cache values in case the settings
changed signal fails to trigger or there is a double trigger and the
cached value gets out of sync with the preference value.
Updated Translations: German, Norwegian, Spanish
Bug 789594 - Unable to overwrite splite3 database file
Bug 791823 - There is no Gtk3 theme-setting tool for Windows.
Bug 791825 - Accounting period dates off-by-1
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-2.7.6.setup.exe
Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel: https://downloads.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/gnucash/Gnucash-Intel-2.7.6-1.dmg
Download GnuCash for Win32: https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/2.7.6/gnucash-2.7.6.setup.exe
Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel: https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/2.7.6/Gnucash-Intel-2.7.6-1.dmg
Getting GnuCash as source code
If you want to compile GnuCash 2.7.6 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.
The SHA256 Hashes for the downloadable files are:
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 https://www.gnucash.org/docs.phtml. Please refer to the "Nightly Builds" section at the bottom of the page.
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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