ANNOUNCE: GnuCash 2.7.8 Released

John Ralls jralls at
Sun Mar 25 19:54:31 EDT 2018

The Gnucash Development Team is pleased to release Gnucash 2.7.8, the ninth release of an unstable series leading to Gnucash 3.0. This release is a Release Candidate: If no bugs requiring major work are reported the next release will be 3.0.

This release changes file locations, binding APIs, report options, and can make your data file no longer compatible with previous versions. See for details.

The following bugs are fixed only in unstable/master:
    Bug 787439 - Segmentation Fault in Transfer dialog after clearing Date field and pressing escape.
    Bug 794242 - Remove keep above setting for assistant hierarchy

Other repairs not marked as bugs in git:
    When doing a file save from the a new start we have no key file
    Stop critical error due to testing null filename
    More transient-parent fixes.
    Add missing response section to the account picker dialog.
    Glade 3.20 adds surplus padding option to action area
    Add XML namespaces for all Account Hierarchy Templates.
    Increase default options dialog size

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:
   Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel:


   Download GnuCash for Win32:
   Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel:

Getting GnuCash as source code

If you want to compile GnuCash 2.7.8 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

The SHA256 Hashes for the downloadable files are:

    380c08d73b91d381a0197c108e672c20341c894bebb4ae98e9ab74df2a659797  gnucash-2.7.8.tar.bz2
    758f822d62d1249455f3580f1f587ed80fc30e915a56b36095ae545e9a38b4da  gnucash-2.7.8.tar.gz
    3126e50a4194fe747efb6f8385d2c224a4c31c103cf523ffc54e7df1a29c976b  gnucash-2.7.8.setup.exe
    e1c4e66401d2d69d71bb592c33a2c45a20298b518936dedcc6b9ededf7ae6bdc  GnuCash-Intel-2.7.8-1.dmg

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

Getting the documentation

The documentation is available at 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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