GnuCash 2.2.9 Released

Andreas Köhler at
Mon Feb 23 19:58:29 EST 2009

      GnuCash 2.2.9 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.9 aka
"Mirror-like", the ninth bug fix release in a series of stable releases
of the GnuCash Free Accounting Software.

      Getting GnuCash

GnuCash 2.2.9 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)

570eee09a1ae83c9953ec60a7fc146ed  gnucash-2.2.9.tar.gz
1d814de8673b4760045bf51b72924d04  gnucash-2.2.9.tar.bz2
b83c188506f749929a69b48c0632d3b8  gnucash-2.2.9.tar.lzma
dddc810e2861d2d309b34f1948be7a77  gnucash-2.2.9-setup.exe

      What's New in GnuCash 2.2.9?

Fixed Bugs
  * #339027: Reconcile window should display the date
  * #435642: Crash editing results of a find
  * #438132: Warning about commodity being NULL for root account on save
  * #462148: Report output is vertically inverted and bottom up printed
             (mirror, reverse, &c.)
  * #514455: Dutch (Netherlands) translation of account templates
  * #526775: Win32: Crashes when importing brokerage account data
  * #542382: Assign GnuCash to file name extension .gnucash
  * #564209: Improved debuggability for module loading
  * #564450: HUF currency handling incorrect as 1HUF divided into
  * #564928: Segfault when closing a invoice tab
  * #565421: gnc-date-edit.c did not compile with Gtk < 2.10
  * #565721: Multicolumn report options: Report names are not translated
  * #566198: Slovakia joined the Euro
  * #566352: Crash during OFX import under Win 2000 / SP4
  * #566567: Scheme modifications are not built on windows
  * #567174: Files with NIS stocks fail to open
  * #568327: Using most "budget" reports, without a budget defined
             crashes gnucash
  * #568653: Add SKR49 template
  * #568945: The gnc_pricedb_convert_balance_... methods should look for
             the reciprocal of the exchange rate
  * #569734: Give the template root account a name
  * #570166: Weird text entry box when typing on Account Tree page
  * #570894: Use of symbol t, which is not defined in all guile versions
  * #571220: Program won't start if SCHEME_LIBRARY_PATH is set

Other changes
  * Added German account template for a Wohnungswirtschaft business
  * Fixed french business account templates
  * Updated translations: Catalan, Chinese, German, Italian

      Many thanks go to

Alan Jenkins
Charles Day
Christian Stimming
Christoph Ernst
Christoph Franzen
Cristian Marchi
David Planella
Forest Bond
Frank H. Ellenberger
G. Paul Ziemba
Herbert Thoma
Jonathan Kamens
Michael Braun
Mike Alexander
Robert Stocks
Roy Luo
Wang Binbin

      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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