Gnucash 2.3.0 released

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon May 18 09:59:45 EDT 2009

I'm happy to work with the Win32 devs to setup a Win32 VM with a nightly
build setup on the GnuCash VM host..


Quoting Kim_Wood <kim.wood at>:

> Anyone prepared to post a link to a Windows build of 2.3.0?  Any plan for the
> nightly builds to return?
> Regards,
> 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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