GnuCash 2.3.10 (Unstable) released
janssens-geert at telenet.be
Thu Feb 18 05:51:52 EST 2010
Peeking at previous announces, I sent this message to gnucash-announce as
well. But I don't have post permissions on that list.
Can someone with moderator permission free this message on the announce list ?
P.S. And you can drop my previous mail from the devel moderator list. I
accidentally sent it from the wrong account...
On Thursday 18 February 2010, Geert Janssens wrote:
> GnuCash 2.3.10 (Unstable) released
> The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.3.10, the tenth 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, Microsoft Windows and Mac
> WARNING: This is an *UNSTABLE* version of Gnucash.
> This release is intended for developers and testers who want to help
> tracking down all those bugs that are still in there.
> 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 guarantee that your data will not be
> affected if for some reason GnuCash crashes in testing these releases.
> NOTE: The latest stable version is 2.2.9.
> PLEASE TEST TEST AND TEST SOME MORE any and all features important to you.
> Then post any bugs you find to bugzilla
> Major changes in the 2.3.x release include;
> * In addition to the XML backend, Gnucash can now use a SQLite3, MySQL
> or PostgreSQL database to store 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
> * In addition to the current GtkHTML HTML engine used to display
> reports and graphs, Gnucash can use 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
> webkit-1.1.5-win32.zip file from the source repository and put it into the
> downloads directory of your gnucash build area. Note that there are
> serious bugs when using webkit on win32, so it is advised that win32
> builds continue to use gtkhtml
> * Updated to AqBanking 3 on Win32.
> Changes between 2.3.9 and 2.3.10 include:
> * Revert r18654. Current GtkHtml implementation crashes the windows
> build whenever a report is opened.
> * Better fix for segfault at startup caused by bug 608329's patch and a
> renamed Accounts tab. Patch by Tom Van Braeckel
> * Fix crash at startup on renamed Accounts tab, bug#608329. Patch by
> Tom Van Braeckel.
> 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 http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development 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
> http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Translation_Status 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
> Getting GnuCash
> Source code for GnuCash 2.3.10 can be downloaded from multiple locations:
> * The GnuCash website
> * Sourceforge: bzip2, gzip, all files.
> * You can also checkout the sources directly from the subversion
> repository with this command:
> svn co http://svn.gnucash.org/repo/gnucash/trunk gnucash
> To install GnuCash, you will need Gnome 2, guile, slib. In addition you
> will need swig if compiling from subversion.
> Win32 binary
> The Gnucash 2.3.10 Win32 setup executable can be downloaded from
> Sourceforge as well.
> 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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