Gnucash 2.3.0 released
kim.wood at bigpond.net.au
Mon May 18 06:33:11 EDT 2009
Anyone prepared to post a link to a Windows build of 2.3.0? Any plan for the
nightly builds to return?
> GnuCash 2.3.0 released
> The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.3.0, the first of
> several unstable 2.3.x releases of the GnuCash Free Accounting Software
> will eventually lead to the stable version 2.4.0. With this new release
> series, GnuCash can use an SQL database using SQLite3, MySQL or
> PostgreSQL. It
> runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris and Mac OSX. This release is intended for
> developers and testers who want to help tracking down all those bugs that
> still in there.
> WARNING WARNING WARNING - Make sure you make backups of any files used in
> testing versions of GnuCash in the 2.3.x series. Although the developers
> go to
> great lengths to ensure that no data will be lost we cannot guarentee that
> your data will not be affected if for some reason GnuCash crashes in
> these releases.
> PLEASE TEST TEST AND TEST SOME MORE any and all features important to you.
> Then post any bugs you find to bugzilla
> Getting GnuCash
> GnuCash 2.3.0 can be downloaded from gnucash.org. It is available as
> source code.
> To install GnuCash, users will need Gnome 2, guile, and slib. Neither the
> currently used swig nor the previously used g-wrap packages are needed
> when compiling from tarball or when installing a binary.
> * http://www.gnucash.org/pub/gnucash/sources/unstable/2.3.x
> cd401475075b3b7f490444ff45569b5a gnucash-2.3.0.tar.bz2
> afa22b610ef38cf0a367eeb17b74a292 gnucash-2.3.0.tar.gz
> 60bc6ab7637562274edd6850ff0d82a1 webkit-1.1.5-win32.zip
> Major changes in this release include;
> * In addition to the XML backend, Gnucash can now use a SQLite3, MySQL or
> PostgreSQL database tostore the data. This is a new implementation using
> libdbi. It supports all features including the business features. In
> order to
> build with this, add --enable-dbi to the configure command. In addition
> to the
> libdbi-dev package for your distribution, you will also need the
> DBD (libdbi driver) package for sqlite3, mysql or postgresql.
> * In addition to the current GtkHTML HTML engine used to display reports
> graphs, Gnucash canuse WebKit. WebKit is the engine used by Google Chrome
> Windows and Safari on Apple. In order to build with this, add
> to the configure command. You will need an appropriate webkit-dev
> package. On
> win32, you will need to download the webkit-1.1.5-win32.zip file from the
> source repository and put it into the downloads directory of your gnucash
> build area.
> * Updated to AqBanking 3 on Win32.
> Caveats for Testers
> * Any 2.3.x version might crash unexpectedly at any point during runtime.
> you test some serious work in a 2.3.x release and are using the XML file
> backend for data storage, make sure you hit "Save" after every non-trivial
> workstep. If you are using the SQL backend, this is not required as every
> change is saved immediately to the database.
> * The documentation has had screenshots updated, however, many help texts
> usually only refers to the 1.8.x series. Everyone is invited to help
> the documentation; see http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development on how to
> How can you help?
> * Testing: Test it and help us discover all bugs that might show up in
> Please enter each and every bug into bugzilla.
> * Translating: The new release comes with some new translation strings. If
> you consider contributing a translation, we invite you to test this
> already. A string freeze will be announced in one of the later 2.3.x
> Please check http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Translation_Status for updates
> 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 polish
> GnuCash to
> be as stable as possible for the 2.4.0 release in a few weeks. Then post
> bugs you find to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GnuCash
> 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,
> OSX and Microsoft Windows. Programming on GnuCash began in 1997, and its
> stable release was in 1998.
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