GnuCash 2.1.4 Released

Beth Leonard beth at
Sat Jun 16 18:10:29 EDT 2007

On Sat, Jun 16, 2007 at 02:06:53PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > *DATA FILE NOTICE* If you are using Scheduled Transactions, the data 
> > file saved by GnuCash 2.1.2 and higher is *NOT* backward-compatible with 
> > GnuCash 2.0 anymore. Please make a safe backup of your 2.0 data before 
> > upgrading to 2.1.2.
> This kind of announcement is extremely problematic from a
> redistributor/packager perspective (mine).  But maybe it's just the
> announcement that's problematic and not the actual change it points to.
> I could interpret this in two ways:
>   "If you have an old data file, the new Gnucash will be unable to read
> it, and worse, might destroy it."  This is a disaster, if true.
>   "If you save a data file with the new Gnucash, then an old Gnucash
> will be unable to read it."  If this is true, then it means that users
> who start using the new Gnucash will have committed to the new one,
> essentially, for that file, and backups are advised in case going back
> to the old Gnucash is needed.
> I would describe both of these by saying that it is "not backward
> compatible".  Can you clarify which it is?

It's the second of those two interpretations.  And it's
only a problem for people using scheduled transactions.

Beth Leonard

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