GnuCash 2.1.4 Released

Christian Stimming stimming at
Sun Jun 17 09:44:42 EDT 2007

Am Samstag, 16. Juni 2007 23:06 schrieb Thomas Bushnell BSG:
> > *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.

As already written in earlier responses, the meaning should have been as 

>   "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.

Do you have any suggestions to improve the wording in our announcements in 
order to avoid further problems with ambiguous message? That would be very 


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