GnuCash 2.2.5 Released

Andreas Köhler at
Mon Apr 28 01:22:29 EDT 2008

      GnuCash 2.2.5 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.5 aka
"Do what I mean", the fifth bug fix release in a series of stable
releases of the GnuCash Free Accounting Software.

      Getting GnuCash

GnuCash 2.2.5 can be downloaded from or
It is available as source code.  For the Microsoft Windows operating
system there is a self-installing setup program which includes all
necessary additional libraries.

To install GnuCash on other platforms, users will need Gnome 2, guile,
and slib.  Neither the currently used swig nor the previously used
g-wrap packages are needed anymore when compiling from tarball or when
installing a binary.

     (Source code and Windows binary)
     (Source code only)

584bf4b08b48cad38b53b85dd1c753e1  gnucash-2.2.5.tar.gz
81d8d115e27db96ab2b47727010ccdc4  gnucash-2.2.5.tar.bz2
1e22cd9fc92fc7655031a5015794e96e  gnucash-2.2.5-setup.exe

      What's New in GnuCash 2.2.5?

Fixed Bugs
  * #166101: Register: Topmost splits' accounts are rewritten confusingly
  * #341414: QIF Import: Changing account separator breaks saved account
  * #341608: Transaction Report: Filtering void/non-void doesn't work
  * #347474: Register: Tab goes to wrong split
  * #396665: QIF Import: Detect and convert non-ascii character encoding
             of QIF files
  * #450354: QIF Import, Win32: Can only load files from ascii paths
  * #475960: Reconciliation: Postponed balances of liability accounts
             are not reversed correctly
  * #467529: Check Printing: Align_n not working in custom check
  * #509089: QIF Import: Duplicates windows shown after Scheme error
  * #511182: QIF Import: Saved commodity mappings lost after import to
             new GnuCash file
  * #511231: QIF Import: Use QIF security type to provide better default
  * #512208: QIF Import: New commodities remain if import canceled
  * #512841: Register: Crash in expression parser on nullary functions,
             like pmt()
  * #514027: QIF Import: Commodities page is skipped if you go back to
             currency page
  * #519988: QIF Import: Error reporting doesn't follow GnuCash
  * #520606: QIF import: Memo mappings for non-split, non-investment
             transactions are ignored
  * #521957: Auto-save not canceled on opening other files
  * #522795: QIF Import: Does not support "ShtSell" or "CvrShrt"
  * #523194: QIF Import: Existing commodities can cause import failure
  * #523922: GnuCash ships the wrong scalable icon and no small (22²,
             24²) sizes
  * #527459: QIF Import: Support voided transactions
  * #527886: QIF Import: Support QIF numeric formats of 12'345.67 as
             produced by Quicken 4
  * #529232: Average Balance Report: Reversing the starting balance
             distorts the numbers

Other changes
  * Add a new Liberty(tm) check format
  * Show QIF import documentation by default
  * Improve cancel behavior in reconciliation window
  * Fix a few memory leaks
  * Update translations: Brazilian Portuguese, German, Romanian,
                         Russian, Swiss German

      Many thanks go to

Charles Day
Christian Stimming
Derek Atkins
Nathan Buchanan
Nicolae Turcan
Raffael Luthiger
Renato Moutinho
Сергей Беляшов

      How can You help?

* We would like to encourage people to test this and any further
    releases as much as possible and submit bug reports in order that we
    can continuously polish GnuCash to be as stable as possible.  Simply
    post any bugs you find to bugzilla

* If you have the urge to help beyond testing please get involved in the
    discussions on the GnuCash mailing lists which you will find at  We especially need people to help with
    updating the documentation.  Please see on how to get involved.

* Translating: The GnuCash 2.2.0 release came with some new translation
    strings.  If you consider contributing a translation, we invite you
    to work with the translation template in this package.  Our
    development is in String Freeze now, so you can safely work on our
    translation.  Please check for updates on this.

      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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