[gnucash-de] Fwd: GnuCash 3.0 Released

Mechtilde ooo at mechtilde.de
Di Apr 3 01:19:51 EDT 2018

Hallo Zusammen,

es gibt eine neue Version von GnuCash. Ws ist die Version 3.0. diese
gibt es unter:


für Windows und Mach. die Linux-Distributionen werden in Kürze folgen.

Die internationale Ankündigung findet Ihr weiter unten.

Viele Grüße

Mechtilde Stehmann
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Betreff: GnuCash 3.0 Released
Datum: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 13:17:52 -0700
Von: John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us>
Antwort an: Gnucash-User <gnucash-user at gnucash.org>
An: Gnucash-User <gnucash-user at gnucash.org>
Kopie (CC): gnucash-devel <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>,
gnucash-announce at gnucash.org

GnuCash 3.0 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 3.0, the first
release in our new 3.x stable series.
New Features for Users:

    The headline item for this release is that GnuCash now uses the
Gtk+-3.0 Toolkit and the WebKit2Gtk API. This change was forced on us by
some major Linux distributions dropping support for the WebKit1 API.
Unfortunately the Webkit project doesn't support Microsoft Windows so
that platform will continue to use the WebKit1 API, though with Gtk3.
We've selected Gtk+-3.14.0 as the minimum version because it fully
supports CSS theming.
    New editors to remove outdated or incorrect match data from the
import maps, a new user interfacs for managing files associated with
transactions, an improved facility for removing old prices from the
price database, and a way to remove deleted files from the history list
in the file menu.
    New Reports: A Reconciliation Report based on the Transaction
Report,a Income GST Report, and a Cashflow Barchart report.
    A new CSV importer largely rewritten in C++, adding new features
including the ability to re-import CSV files exported from GnuCash,
along with a separate CSV price importer.
    A new preference panel for the Alphavantage API key so that
Finance::Quote users need not edit /etc/gnucash/environment. We've
removed all references to the various Yahoo! quote sources and made
Alphavantage the default.
    Data file directories are now located appropriately to the operating
system's conventions by default:
        Windows: CSIDL_APPDATA/Gnucash
        MacOS: $HOME/Application Support/Gnucash
        Linux: $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gnucash (or the default
    It's still possible to overried with the environment variable
GNC_DOC_PATH, which replaces GNC_DOT_DIR in earlier versions of GnuCash.
    Accounts in the Bayes import map are now linked by GUID instead of
names so that the matcher won't have to be retrained if you rename an
account. The Bayesian import maps are also stored in a flatter structure
to allow faster access, especially in SQL. These changes mean that if
you have Bayesian mapping data, once converted your database will be
loadable only by GnuCash 2.6.20 and later.
    MySQL and SQLite3 date storage has changed a bit. Once converted,
MySQL and SQLite3 database will be loadable only by GnuCash 2.6.19 and
    Numerics are rewritten to allow for more significant digits. The old
6-digit-maximum fraction is now 9-digits, and prices may have up to 18
digit precision.
    Chart Reports appearance is improved, including more modern chart
colours as suggested by http://clrs.cc/.
    Transaction Report improvements, including regular expression
filtering and many more options and features including a "Subtotal
Summary Grid" The subtotal summary-grid will tabulate subtotals -
prime-sortkey vertically, sec-sortkey horizontally. For example, with
prime-sortkey = accounts, sec-sortkey = date, sec-subtotal = monthly
will produce a monthly time series table.
    The About dialog box layout is improved and now includes the
detected Finance::Quote version.
    GnuCash will always build the locale-specific tax modules. This was
optional when building with autotools and never enabled when building
with cmake. Note that the only supported tax locales are en_US and de_DE.
    On Macs the Reconcile Window's menu moved to the menubar.
    GnuCash no longer supports Guile-1.8 and now does support Guile-2.2

New Features for Developers:

    Several parts of the engine and the SQL backend are rewritten in
C++, an effort that will continue in the next development cycle. KVP is
now private to libgncmod-engine and accessible outside via
qof_instance_set and qof_instance_get. KVP and GUID are reimplemnted in
C++ using boost::variant and boost::UUID respectively.
    C++ unit tests require GoogleTest. While it's possible to use
prebuilt libgtest and libgmock on some distros, building static
libraries for GnuCash is preferred. It may be necessary to provide the
paths to the googletest and googlemock source with CMake parameters
GTEST_ROOT and GMOCK_ROOT respectively.
    The date implementation is migrated to boost::date-time, replacing a
Glib GDateTime implementation. This makes the earliest date recordable 1
January 1400CE instead of 1 January 1CE. We doubt any users will be
    We've reorganized the code into a core library directory,
libgnucash, and application-specific directory, gnucash. The python
bindings are now in a top-level directory, bindings; code pinched from
other projects is in borrowed, the account templates, check templates,
and pixmaps are consolidated in data, and common holds the cmake modules
and test framework code. The bin directory's contents have moved to the
top level gnucash directory and bin is removed. There are now
directories for gschema, gtkbuilder and ui files directly in gnucash. 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.
    The build system is changed from Autotools to CMake. All options
except python bindings and the python console demo are enabled by
default. Highly parallel builds with Ninja are possible and recommended,
except on Microsoft Windows.
    The Windows build system is rewritten to use MSYS2, Mingw-w64,
Powershell, and jhbuild.
    Add a "pot" target to the build system so that translators can
easily generate a new gnucash.pot from a git repository.
    Detect presence or absence of libxml2 and makeinfo during
configuration; abort if the first is missing and don't build the (mostly
obsolete) texinfo documentation if the latter is. Document both in
    Replaced Timespec with time64 in the Scheme and Python bindings,
introducing many new C time64 functions to accomodate the replacement.
Timespec will eventually be removed from the C API as well.
    Some cruft removal in libgnucash/scm plus moving some code to its
only use location. "main.scm" is renamed to "utilities.scm".
    The "printf" family of Scheme custom functions is replaced with the
built-in "format" facility.
    Change a generally unnecessary warning about being unable to open a
module (usually because the file is still being created) to a debug
message. It appears mostly during highly parallel builds and was
    Appstream configuration is updated to the latest spec.
    Added two functions to the Scheme option API:
        gnc:option-make-internal! will hide an existing option. e.g. a
derived report can set the value for a Display/* option and hide it from
the user.
        gnc:unregister-option will unregister option. This is primarily
useful for derived options e.g. another report copies from
transaction.scm and removes some options and recreates them with
different parameters.
    For example, unregister existing option from section "Accounts" name
"Accounts", and recreate with different parameters e.g. limited account
    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 gnucash.pot
    Pass GTEST_ROOT and GMOCK_ROOT through to distcheck. So that they
don't have to be exported in the environment if they're needed.
    The Python Bindings and Console are now for Python 3, and enahanced
to expose more GnuCash API. Compilation of GLib Schemas during build and
installation can be disabled by setting -DCOMPILE_GSCHEMAS=OFF. This is
intended *only* for distribution packaging scripts that run
glib-compile-schemas themselves. Otherwise note that if you install to a
DESTDIR you'll need to re-run glib-compile-scemas after moving the
contents of $DESTDIR$PREFIX/share/glib-2.0/schemas to $PREFIX.
    The CuteCash front end has been removed. The code we need from
GOffice has been brought into the GnuCash code base so GOffice is no
longer a dependency. The register drawing code has been upgraded to draw
directly on a cairo surface, removing the dependency on libgnomecanvas.
    GnuCash 3.0 adds the following dependencies: Boost, ICU, Googletest.

Known Problems

There's no such thing as bug-free software and if we held the release
until all the bugs were fixed we'd never release anything. Here are the
open bugs particular to GnuCash 3.0 at the time of this release:

    It is not possible to overwrite SQL Databases from within GnuCash,
even though GnuCash will ask if you want to. Bug 789594.
    There is no theming tool for Windows or Macs so users of those
platforms must apply theming by hand. Bug 791823.
    Accounting Period dates are subject to change with time zone and
daylight-time changes. Bug 791825.
    Opening a large SQL database on Windows is very slow on some
machines, merely slow on others. Bugs 792105, 794482.
    Some HBCI information is not loaded correctly so the first
transaction download will re-retrieve transactions unless the beginning
date is set explicitly. Bug 792397.
    The new CSV importer's Price of Shares column doesn't work. Bug 793306.
    Importing an OFX file on Windows fails with an empty matcher window.
Bug 793461.
    The Bayes account matcher can take a long time to convert the
accounts from name string to guids. This is a one-off, happening only
the first time one imports into an account on GnuCash 3.0. Bug 794334.
    The new CSV importer's numeric parser can't parse numbers of the
form x + y/z. Bug 793556.
    Python bindings may not work in some installations because the
bindings are unable to find the backend modules (libgncmod-backend-dbi
and libgncmod-backend-xml). Bug 794526.
    Get Quotes can be slow if one has a large number of saved prices.
Bug 794644.
    Some users see 1 January 1970 instead of the default date in the New
Invoice or New Bill dialog and on the unposted bill and invoice. Bug 794767.
    The Mac localization code can set the wrong encoding for strftime
causing the register's date picker to label months "Null" in some
locales. Bug 794807.
    On Mac, the File Open dialog will crash if one types anything. Bug
    An open register is not immediately updated when the Since Last Run
dialog creates transaction splits in the register's account. Bug 794854.
    GnuCash asks if one wants to save changes when quitting or opening a
file even if there's no book open. Bug 794870.
    The Online Actions menu includes some obsolete and non-functional
selections. Bug 794880.

The list doesn't include the many bugs carried over from previous
versions. For a complete list of bugs search for the product Gnucash at
Gnome Bugzilla

Concurrent with the release of Gnucash 3.0 we're pleased to also release
a new version 3.0 of the companion Help and Tutorial and Concepts Guide.
Getting GnuCash for Windows and MacOS X

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.

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:
  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 3.0 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

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 Documentation page of the GnuCash
website. The 3.0 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 3.0 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
 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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