Announcement: GnuCash 2.6.6 Release 2015-03-30

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Wed Apr 1 03:31:42 EDT 2015

Thanks John for getting this release out to our community again !


On Monday 30 March 2015 17:04:10 John Ralls wrote:
> Announcement: GnuCash 2.6.6 Release 2015-03-30
> GnuCash 2.6.6 released
> The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.6.6, the
> sixth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series. Please take the
> tour of all the new features. Changes
> Between 2.6.5 and 2.6.6, the following bugfixes were accomplished:
>     Bug #619899 - Use normal gettext or intltool toolchain also for
> scm files Bug #649933 - Creating cash flow report takes a long time
> Bug #672760 - Postponed transaction applied invalid date Bug #721196
> - CSV. Cannot import lines with empty fields for deposit or
> withdrawal in bank transaction download. Bug #723409 - Incorrect
> symbol for Turkish lira
>     Bug #727466 - The symbol of CNY changed to å…ƒ
>     Bug #727647 - "gncInvoiceGetTotal" is not read-only function?
>     Bug #731889 - guile 2 exports different autoconf macros than what
> is expected Bug #733685 - Fancy Date Format doesn't stick
>     Bug #738749 - Broken account template en_GB/uk-vat.gnucash-xea.
>     Bug #739228 - Advanced Portfolio report: wrong calculation of
> Value Correctly convert the value into the report's currency. Bug
> #739584 - gnucash-2.6.4 segfaults regularly on transfer . Bug #740471
> - Applying payment to invoice Segmentation fault Bug #741228 - "Red
> line" threshold applies to Template scheduled transactions Bug -
> Compilation fails because of creating .gnucash
>     Bug #742089 - Decimal places. Set the debit and credit cells'
> print_info to the account so that the decimal places are correct for
> the commodity. Bug #742332 - German tax report uses US tax quarters
> and not real quarters. Bug #742624 - Scheduled Transaction Editor
> results in immediate segfault Bug #743609 - Add configure options to
> disable libsecret detection Bug #743807 - Stops critical error
> messages.
>     Bug #745265 - Segfault in generate_statusbar_lastmodified_message
> on Windows. Actually change the default date format without AM/PM Bug
> #745354 - Enhance the Find Transactions dialog. Make it possible to
> define search criteria that consist of multiple terms anded or ored
> together. Use this to define a new criterion to look for specified
> text in any of the Description, Notes, or Memo fields Bug #746517 -
> gnc-sql-backend.c compile fails with -Werror=format-nonliteral. Use
> GCC pragma to disable the warning in the one place that trips it Bug
> #746977 - scm ccache files should be in pkglibdir not pkgdatadir.
> Some other fixes not associated with reported bugs were accomplished:
>     Let CPAN and ActiveState package managers take care of
> dependencies instead of explicitly installing a few of them directly.
> Correct the number field displayed in the reconcile window to
> correspond with the source specified in File->Options Fix some bugs
> found by SWIG version 3.0.5. Prior to version 3.0.3 SWIG silently
> ignored invalid preprocessor directives Scrubbing Improvements,
> including avoiding a potential infinite loop. Remove build and run of
> no-longer-existant intl-scm/guile-strings. Rewrite gnc-test-env in
> perl. This eliminates another guile dependency in the build chain.
> Switch from guile to xml to manage our iso-currencies source file
> Numeric values with more than commodity smallest fraction get
> silently dropped. Update US Income Tax data to reflect minor changes
> for 2014 Advanced portfolio should respect report date when looking
> for other income/expense Improve income and expense reporting in
> advanced portfolio report Accept prices of the form n.nnne[+-]nn,
> i.e. with an exponent. An example requiring this is currency
> conversion from IDR to USD Added Lithuanian language business
> accounts
>     Fix crash when running check & repair on an open AP/AR register
> Translations Updated: Danish, Dutch, German, Spanish
> New Translations:Maithili, Manipuri(Bengali Script), Manipuri (Meetei
> Mayek Script). Thanks to The Centre for Development of Advanced
> Computing (C-DAC), Pune, India. Translation Team Leader: Chandrakant
> Dhutadmal Documentation
> Concurrent with the release of Gnucash 2.6.6 we're pleased to also
> release a new version 2.6.6 of the companion Help and Tutorial and
> Concepts Guide.
>     Explain sorting by TXF code within Tax Form Sections
>     Insert Part designations and update the Basics Chapter
>     Document latest changes to the Advanced Portfolio Report
>     Remove obolete sections about "Cannot find default values" left
> over from gconf.
> Getting GnuCash for Windows (Win32 binary)
> The Gnucash 2.6.6 Win32 setup executable can be downloaded from
> Sourceforge. It will install everything needed to run GnuCash. Mac
> OSX binary
> The Gnucash 2.6.6 MacOS X Intel and PPC packages can be downloaded
> from Sourceforge as well. Getting GnuCash as source code
> If you want to compile GnuCash 2.6.6 for yourself, the source code can
> be downloaded from:
>     Sourceforge: bzip2, all files.
>     You can also checkout the sources directly from the git repository
> as described here.
> To compile GnuCash from the source code by yourself, you will need at
> least Gnome 2, Guile, and slib. In addition you will need swig if
> compiling from git. Please consult the README file in the sources for
> the exact list of dependencies and versions. Reading the
> documentation online
> An online version of the documentation is available on the
> Documentation page of the GnuCash website. The 2.6.6 documentation
> can be found under "GnuCash v2.6 (current stable release)" in
> multiple languages. Getting GnuCash Documentation in pdf, epub or
> mobi formats
> The documentation can equally be downloaded in pdf, epub or mobi
> formats from the Documentation page of the GnuCash website. The 2.6.6
> documentation can be found under "GnuCash v2.6 (current stable
> release)" in multiple languages. Getting GnuCash Documentation as
> source code
> If you want to compile the GnuCash Documentation 2.6.6 for yourself,
> the source code can be downloaded from:
>     Sourceforge
>     You can also checkout the sources directly from the subversion
> repository as described here.
> 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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