release 1.8.11 (was: BUG: 1.8.10: Invoices posted ...)

Christian Stimming stimming at
Sat Feb 5 04:25:02 EST 2005

Hi Chris,

just to make your job with the stable release a bit easier, I thought I could 
provide you with a draft release announcement this time as well.

I'd like to point out two things: Firstly, we should definitely answer the 
question "is this a gnome2 release" directly in the announcement because 
that's what every outsider asks first. Secondly, there have been some changes 
in the 1-8-branch about "locale-specific tax categories" by myself, but 
please do not mention these in the announcement. (The code is unfinished and 
turned off by default; to turn it on, people would have to say 
--enable-locale-specific-tax at configure time. I need feedback from German 
users but so far nobody of them bothered to try it and send me some feedback. 
So it's turned off by default and in any case it would only apply to people 
in the German de_DE locale.)

Am Sonntag, 30. Januar 2005 07:39 schrieb Chris Lyttle:
> OK I'll shoot for doing a release next weekend. That way if I run out of
> time I can put it off till the 13th and try again :)

Here's the draft announcement:


The GnuCash development team proudly announces a new stable release of
the GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software.

FAQ: "Is this a gnome2 application?" A: "No." This release still belongs
to GnuCash's 1.8.x series which is not yet ported to gtk2/gnome2. Read
more below.

Improvements and bugs fixed in 1.8.11:

- Business invoices: Properly accumulate splits (bug #165053)
- Fix backup file naming; now existing files will no longer be accidentally 
overwritten (bug #164875)
- HBCI: enable debit notes again
- HBCI initialization problems fixed 

FAQ: "Is this a gnome2 application?" A: "No." This release still belongs
to GnuCash's 1.8.x series which is not yet ported to gtk2/gnome2. In
other words, this release is still based on gtk1.2/gnome1. The
developers are working on a gtk2/gnome2 version of GnuCash, but it still
takes a lot of time. See for the
status of the Gtk2 port. GnuCash makes use of several custom widgets as
well as the Guppi graphing library. To port to gtk2 involves rewriting
those widgets (e.g. the ledger, or the account hierarchy which uses
GtkCTree) into the appropriate GTK2 widgets and would require the
changing of the graphing code to probably use Jody's new
gnome-office-graph code in Gnumeric (Guppi was never ported to gtk2 and
is a dead project). But given that the GnuCash team is extremely short
on programmers, the process has to exist in parallel to existing product
improvements, resulting in a very gradual porting process. If you can
code C, by all means, volunteer your time, see




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