Gnucash 2.3.0 released

Kim_Wood kim.wood at
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?


Kim Wood

plongstaff wrote:
> 	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
> which 
> 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
> are 
> 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
> testing 
> 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  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
> anymore 
> when compiling from tarball or when installing a binary.
> *
> cd401475075b3b7f490444ff45569b5a  gnucash-2.3.0.tar.bz2
> afa22b610ef38cf0a367eeb17b74a292  gnucash-2.3.0.tar.gz
> 60bc6ab7637562274edd6850ff0d82a1
> 	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
> appropriate 
> DBD (libdbi driver) package for sqlite3, mysql or postgresql.
> * In addition to the current GtkHTML HTML engine used to display reports
> and 
> graphs, Gnucash canuse WebKit. WebKit is the engine used by Google Chrome
> on 
> Windows and Safari on Apple.  In order to build with this, add
> --enable-webkit 
> to the configure command.  You will need an appropriate webkit-dev
> package.  On 
> win32, you will need to download the 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.
> If 
> 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
> improve 
> the documentation; see on how to
> get 
> involved.
> 	How can you help?
> * Testing: Test it and help us discover all bugs that might show up in
> there.
> 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
> release
> already. A string freeze will be announced in one of the later 2.3.x
> releases.
> Please check for updates
> on
> this.
> 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
> any
> bugs you find to
> bugzilla 
> 	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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