[GNC-dev] [GNC] GnuCash 3.5 Released
epistemik at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 17:53:00 EDT 2019
I built the source code from tag 3.5 but I get this from the resulting
2013 > gnucash --version
GnuCash 3.4 development version
Build ID: git 3.4-80-g6e4761911+ (2019-02-04)
I get the exact same report from the executable built from the
gnucash-3.5.tar.gz mentioned above...
Shouldn't it say 'GnuCash 3.5 stable version' ?
*epistemik at gmail.com <epistemik at gmail.com>*
On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 1:42 PM John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
> The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 3.5, the fifth release of
> the 3.x stable release series.
> Between 3.4 and 3.5, the following bugfixes were accomplished:
> • Bug 639049 - Asset Barchart Report includes also the first day
> of next month transactions If the original date is an end-of-month date, we
> take it as an indicator they always want monthdelta dates to be
> end-of-months. This works for monthly/quarterly/halfyearly/annual.
> • Bug 748431 - Wrong average balance for transactions during DST
> Replace average-splits with custom loop, cycling through the balancelist
> and splitlist, creating interval summaries along the way.
> • Bug 787401 - Test for the report system - HTML Tests.
> • Bug 795729 - Advanced Portfolio Report - Percentage rates not
> displaying leading zeros.
> • Bug 796498 - Incorrect starting balance in TXF Report
> • Bug 796530 - TxnCsvImport - fix loading of saved preset with
> update of seperator selection. Previously this would cause all but the
> first column to lose its assigned types.
> • Bug 796687 - Tax Entity name and type for an account won't work
> under "Tax Reporting Options" in Gnucash 3.2
> • Bug 796826 - Report HTML - not possible to suppress the document
> • Bug 796827 - Report HTML - it is not possible to suppress the
> document title.
> • Bug 796829 - Report HTML - HTML table rows are prepended not as
> list elements
> • Bug 796831 - Report-HTML - append table column correctly.
> • Bug 796877 - test-stress-options fails.
> • Bug 796946 - Mortgage and Loan Repayment Setup tool crashes when
> exiting "Loan Repayment Options" page. Because libstdc++ on Windows doesn't
> support any C++ locales besides "C" and throws an exception if you try.
> • Bug 796952 - Report formatting (justify) is broken.
> • Bug 796956 - Aqbanking 6 will drop DTAUS Adds support for the
> upcoming AQBanking 6 and removes support for AQBanking earlier than 5.3.4.
> • Bug 796965 - Change the default to show unused accounts.
> • Bug 796989 - some date/time does not honor user locale.
> • Bug 797002 - Program crashes when exporting tax data in txf
> • Bug 797011 - GnuCash 3.4 Crashes When Printing Checks with
> Custom Format.
> • Bug 797013 - Import Customers & Vendors: error in CMakeLists.txt
> - causes incomplete project in Xcode.
> • Bug 797029 - Import Customer & Vendors: blank name and company
> in import data row crashes GnuCash
> • Bug 797030 - Import Customer & Vendors: several issues with the
> matching of data rows.
> • Bug 797031 - Import customer & Vendors: import can create
> customer and vendors without address data
> • Bug 797041 - enum confusion in qoflog.
> • Bug 797046 - Tools / Price Database / Currencies UI not working
> since 3.4.
> • Bug 797067 - Date displayed incorrectly in register.
> • Bug 797074 - Reports with averages are displaying fractions
> Convert amounts to decimal prior to adding to html-table. Also adds tests
> to make sure averages are displayed in 2 decimal places.
> • Bug 797098 - Quitting Gnucash shortly after clicking Save may
> abort file save.
> • Bug 797105 - Incorrect local-symbol for SZL currency
> • Bug 797136 - Balance sheet report "Show Exchange rate" broken
> when foreign currency is sold completelyFor cases where
> total(amount)/total(value) = 0/0, the price is reported as 0.
> The following fixes and improvements were not associated with bug reports:
> • API: Add dedicated api to query build-time, version related
> compile constants and use it in several location in the code for consistent
> • Budget: Save and restore the Account filter settings.
> • Build: Fix deprecation warnings for g_type_class_add_private.
> <li><b>CSV Tokenizer</b>: Add additional test to guard against quote
> parsing regressions.</li>
> • GUI: Replace ambiguous mnemonic for File>Export>Export Active
> • GUI: Rearrange menu accelerators for Actions>Online Actions menu
> • GUI: Add mnemonic for File>Import>Import Bills...
> • GUI: Move Balance-Forecast report to Reports>Assets & Liabilities
> • GUI: Move Void Transactions item in Report Options from the
> Accounts tab to the Filter tab.
> • I18N: Fix erratic localization of dates on Windows.
> Date format selection on Windows relies on Windows National Language
> functions and those are unaffected by the POSIX setlocale(). We have in the
> past relied upon gtk initialization to handle this but it has not been
> reliable since the move to Gtk3. Note that this applies only when the
> locale is set via a Unix-style environment variable (typically LANG) or in
> the environment file; it's unnecessary and ignored when using the
> localization settings in Region & Language.
> • I18N: Unify phrases to remove untranslated msgids.
> • I18N: Restore the global locale after Guile munges it.
> There's no way to change the environment locale on Windows so calling
> setlocale(LC_ALL, ""), as guile does in its init routine, reads the user's
> Language and Region settings instead of the environment variables. We save
> the discovered environment locale and call setlocale with it again after
> Guile has initialized.
> • Importing: Remove old (non-SEPA) online transaction code,
> because now in 2019 the banks will only offer SEPA transactions and no
> others. This in turn means we don't need the old ktoblzcheck checking
> functions at all so also remove the dependency.
> • Importing: Usability improvements for Bayes editor window
> Remove the "Are you sure" question as it is simply annoying but does not
> help. Fix some string wordings to be more understandable.
> • Online Banking: No longer force existence of local BIC code.
> • Online Banking: Entering of TAN must use normal visibility
> The visibility of the entered content was set to FALSE (=invisible)
> always, which was wrong for certain types of input as indicated by the
> GUI_INPUT_FLAGS. This should now be honored and visibility set to TRUE
> (=visible) for the correct flags.
> • Online Banking: Fix reconcile timestamps when importing
> Used to be start-of-day, but needs to be day-neutral.
> • Performance: Provide a single static instance of C++ locale.
> We can't use std::locale::global because all streams imbue it by default
> and if it's not 'C' (aka std::locale::classic) then we must imbue all the
> streams that we don't want localized, and that's most of them.
> • Performance: Add GncDateTime::timestamp().
> To provide a C++ implementation of gnc_date_timestamp and to avoid using
> the expensive and localized GncDateTime::format().
> • Performance: Implement a faster date-time serialization
> Has the side effect of recording all date-times in XML files in UTC
> instead of local time with a timezone. This will help users who like to
> keep their files under version control because the time strings won't shift
> every time Daylight time begins or ends.
> • Performance: >Fix XML load CPU hotspot: Scrub.c
> The refactoring provides roughly 10% reduction in user CPU use for XML
> file load by moving an expensive function to within an if-clause where the
> result is used.
> • Performance: Speed-up of txn match dialog: Suspend GUI refresh
> during deletion of selected lines.
> • Performance: Sorting speed-up: Cache the bool value of
> Transaction's is_closing property.
> • Register: Accept URLs or file paths for files associated with
> transactions. File paths can be relative or absolute. A preference is
> • Reports: Speed up the budget and cash flow report calculation by
> iterating over accounts only once.
> • Reports: Heavy scrubbing for code readability and performance.
> • Reports: New Report by Ryan Turner: Balance Forecast Report
> This report forecasts the combined balances of the selected accounts based
> on the scheduled transactions and plots them on a line graph. You can set a
> "reserve" amount, which will draw a red line on the graph, so you can
> easily see if your forecast dips below a given value. There is also a
> "future minimum" line which shows what the lowest future balance will be at
> a given point. I find this useful in conjunction with the "target" line for
> • Reports: Fix crash when loading saved-report with unknown
> If a saved-report with e.g. relative date, multichoice option is unknown,
> the report would crash, and the Report-Options would segfault. This commit
> fixes both: report-date defaults to 'today', multichoice-options defaults
> to default-value. Following this commit, if a report loads a saved-report
> or .gcm from a future version, a gnc:warn will be emitted and the report
> will not crash; it will use relative-date today. Multichoice will remain
> the default value. Report Options will not segfault. The user will be
> notified via a gnc:gui-warn dialog
> • Reports: Date intervals at end-of-month:
> Instead of recursing the date, we calculate the next month using an
> index-based multiplier, and apply modulo/remainder as appropriate to
> determine the next month/year. Then we attempt to create new mktime, and if
> the resulting mktime's month is not as expected, reduce the mday by 1 until
> resulting month is correct. This fixes monthly intervals for end-of-month
> days. Test via monthly/quarterly deltas, and also includes leapyear
> • Reports: Date-grouping must allow indenting.
> Indenting checkbox was erroneously disabled when: sortkey = date,
> date-subtotal = not 'none.
> • Reports: Table display
> It is intuitive that if the user wishes to show the subtotal-table, and
> hide the transactions, then both the main (hidden) transactions and
> subtotals must be hidden as well.
> • Reports: Update US Income Tax information for 2018.
> • Scheme Deprecations:
> • account-assoc
> • account-hash
> • account-hashtable-ref
> • account-hashtable-set!
> • account-in-alist
> • account-in-list-pred
> • account-in-list?
> • account-same?
> • gnc-commodity-collector-commodity-count
> • gnc-commodity-collector-contains-commodity?
> • gnc:commodity-collectorlist-get-merged
> • gnc:exchange-by-pricedb-helper
> • gnc:exhange-by-pricevalue-helper
> • gnc:get-commoditylist-inst-prices
> • gnc:hook-run-danglers
> • gnc:make-drcr-collector
> • gnc:make-stats-collector
> • gnc:report-template-menu-name/name
> • gnc:report-template-name-to-id
> • gnc:report-template-new-options/name
> • gnc:report-template-renderer/name
> • gnc:restore-report
> • gnc:save-options
> • split-assoc
> • split-hash
> • split-hashtable-ref
> • split-hashtable-set!
> • split-in-list?
> • split-same?
> • Scheme: Replace account and split utility functions with SRFI-1
> • Scheme: Testing (create-transaction) adds price trading
> this will modify a test which was calibrated to record purchase price
> only. fix transaction creation to add prices for both purchase and sales,
> and also fix test which was assuming no sale price was bring recorded.
> • Scheme: Testing (env-create-multisplit-transaction) This is the
> general case for any transaction creation.
> Rewrite other transaction creation routines to use it. All tests still
> work unchanged, which confirms this function works well. This will allow
> tests to create multisplit transactions, of an arbitrary number of splits.
> If the list-of-split's values are not balanced (i.e. total 0), the engine
> will create an Imbalance-CUR split.
> The motivation is to allow creation of complex multisplit multicommodity
> transactions eg USD50 + GBP20 (USD25) = EUR66 (USD75) as well as their
> prices GBP/USD = 25/20 and EUR/USD = 75/66.
> • USD -50
> • USD -25 = GBP -20
> • USD +75 = EUR +66
> This will be useful in creating tests for stock-based reports, whereby
> stock sales need splits in STOCK/ASSET/INCOME accounts.
> • Scheme: Redesign gnc:account-get-balances-at-dates,
> replacing the ignore-closing? parameter with a split->amount function
> parameter having a default value of xaccSplitgetAmount. (split->amount
> split) should return the amount of the split or #f; in the latter case the
> split is skipped. This allows for a more general account balance list
> accumulator with novel balance strategies. For example a split->amount
> function could test void status and return xaccSplitVoidForerAmount on void
> splits; test description/memo for some content and vary the returned amount
> accoridingly; or test the split and return 1 or 0 creating a counter. To
> recreate the ignore-closing use case pass (lambda (s) (and not
> (xaccTransGetIsClosingTxn (xaccSplitGetParent s))) (xaccSplitGetAcmount s)))
> • Scheme: Replace some option names. Automatically convert usage
> of the old names and issue a warning.
> We have revised translations for Arabic, Croatian (New!), Farsi, French,
> German, Spanish, Ukrainian
> Revised or added account templates for Belgium (French) (New!), Frsnce,
> Croatia (New!), Germany. Switzerland (French)
> Known Issues
> The following are open bug reports new to the 3.x series considered
> significant by the development team:
> • Bug 795384 - GnuCash 3 is tremendously memory hungry on macOs
> • Bug 795393 - Do not create .log files when using sqlite backend
> • Bug 795614 - Unicode handling in amount fields [resubmission]
> • Bug 796100 - Autosave Doesn't Always Work
> • Bug 796122 - Poor Performance Scanning Old Files During Autosave
> • Bug 796492 - Wrong calculation of the first occurrence
> • Bug 796496 - CSV Importer: Column Selectors invisible on Windows.
> • Bug 796500 - Scalability issue - importing large CSV to large
> book won't finish
> • Bug 796520 - Layout overlapping in Income & Expense Chart
> • Bug 796688 - "Next" Button Moves Repeatedly During New File
> • Bug 796728 - GnuCash 3.0-3.2 crashes when starting up under
> • Bug 796736 - Column Widths calculator need to allow more padding
> • Bug 796740 - Selecting register value with mouse fails
> • Bug 796746 - Cannot copy and paste anything into the amount
> field (both credit and debit)
> • Bug 796750 - qof_query_search_for stores pointer of type string
> • Bug 796754 - Guile encoding certain strings not as UTF-8
> • Bug 796758 - Improve error messages, why one can not remove a
> tax table
> • Bug 796761 - Newline (char(10) is inserted into the end of the
> string if copy & paste text from excel into the description field of
> • Bug 796767 - The importer shows read-only and placeholder
> • Bug 796773 - Display of Negative numbers
> • Bug 796774 - Investment account QIF Import does not import
> • Bug 796775 - Auto fill not working correctly (only match the
> first char you type ...)
> • Bug 796779 - Window size in SEPA transaction
> • Bug 796782 - Cannot import OFX file in new 3.2
> • Bug 796799 - After Deleting Transaction Price, Enter Required 2x
> • Bug 796810 - Account creation and editing dialogs do not allow
> entering umlaut-u
> • Bug 796824 - took more than 2 hours to import 220 transactions
> • Bug 796844 - Amount column of Customer Report should net Credits
> and Debits
> • Bug 796850 - Auto-decimal-point causes incorrect price to
> display when amount is edited.
> • Bug 796852 - Context sensitive Help broken
> • Bug 796857 - Import of QIF duplicates transfer transactions
> • Bug 796871 - GtkFileChooser Name Field and Sidebar Ignore UNC
> • Bug 796880 - Menu Tooltips Interfere with All Dialogs
> • Bug 796885 - SX Editor Calendar Sometimes Shows Wrong Year,
> Wrong Next Date
> • Bug 796890 - CSV import of multi-split transactions marks
> reconciliation status of first line as cleared
> • Bug 796892 - Startup warning: undefined symbol PyOS_getsig
> • Bug 796894 - Edit -> Preferences results in gnucash.exe- No Disk
> error box
> • Bug 796895 - Report end and start dates not obeyed
> • Bug 796896 - Button to complete an export not intuitively placed
> or discoverable
> • Bug 796899 - FTBFS on [mips]: segfault; test-backend-dbi;
> • Bug 796905 - GNUcash does not start after windows 10 update
> • Bug 796909 - Can't enter different notes and memos for an AR
> payment transaction
> • Bug 796911 - Minimum window width is too large, so it may not be
> possible to maximise the window
> • Bug 796933 - Backspace key doesn't work, sometimes.
> • Bug 796934 - Menu and message characters display as boxes
> • Bug 796935 - Scrollbar indicator does not move while scrolling
> • Bug 796942 - Make Auto-Split Optional or Undo-Able for Data Entry
> • Bug 796954 - No scroll in invoice/billing and all columns not
> visible. Column resizing is disastrous
> • Bug 796955 - Import CSV - Single-line two-currency transactions
> can't be imported
> • Bug 796970 - Disable editing of currency retrieval settings for
> • Bug 796973 - Blocking problem when importing QIF - trading
> commodities enter Information
> • Bug 796974 - Feature Request - Headings for the Matcher column
> Deposit/Withdrawal do not change to Debit/Credit when formal accounting
> labels are preferenced
> • Bug 796979 - GnuCash segfaults on first startup when run from
> remote X session
> • Bug 796983 - fails when importing QIF exported by Quicken 2015
> • Bug 796995 - Income and GST Statement: wrong grouping of
> invoices with multiple tax rates
> • Bug 796997 - Currency Conversion Dialog appears when recording
> transactions between same currency accounts.
> • Bug 797003 - Number widget changes values by more than one
> • Bug 797006 - Balance is misleading in "open subaccounts" when
> different currencies are involved
> • Bug 797009 - Database error on split transaction
> • Bug 797010 - Install v3.4 failure
> • Bug 797016 - modifying existing entry don't allow to input zero
> price or zero stocks
> • Bug 797022 - Import Bills & Invoices: expense/income account is
> not validated - leads to one-sided posting if account is invalid
> • Bug 797023 - Import Bills & Invoices: no user confirmation
> requested for update of invoices, if new invoices is created first.
> • Bug 797024 - Import Bills & Invoices: import matches csv data
> rows with too few separators, messing up the import data
> • Bug 797025 - Import Bills & Invoices: the type of the post to
> account is not validated - enabling A/P and A/R postings on regular accounts
> • Bug 797026 - Reimport of account structure not working
> • Bug 797027 - After Upgrade to 3.4, File is Always Unsaved
> • Bug 797033 - The CSV Importer should not obey with the
> "automatic digital point" setting
> • Bug 797035 - Date selection via calender
> • Bug 797036 - Runtime Error During 3.4 Upgrade
> • Bug 797037 - Counter formats not saving
> • Bug 797038 - GnuCash hangs loading under XWindows
> • Bug 797043 - Rouble Symbol missing in Windows.
> • Bug 797045 - Improve error reporting for bad credentials with
> MySQL backend ("bad or corrupt data" => "access denied")
> • Bug 797048 - GnuCash in English doesn't show dates in register
> when book contains Polish characters
> • Bug 797049 - Typing in lists does no longer initiate text search
> • Bug 797050 - Encoding problem at MT940 Import
> • Bug 797051 - Price Database Add Overwrites Data Without
> • Bug 797052 - Unable to Use Shift Key After Pasting Text
> • Bug 797053 - Window state isn't saved
> • Bug 797054 - Reports are rendered in Greek glyphs
> • Bug 797057 - gnc-gwen-gui.c is still based on the deprecated
> • Bug 797060 - When importing QFX transactions all dates are
> current date
> • Bug 797063 - gncEntryGetDocValue is modifying the invoice or
> • Bug 797069 - Unicode symbols are treated as ASCII / Latin-1 in
> some fields
> • Bug 797070 - With multiple monitors, menus only open in one
> monitor, regardless of which monitor GnuCash window is located
> • Bug 797073 - Tax Schedule Report off by one year
> • Bug 797077 - Wrong Balance Displayed in Related Registers
> • Bug 797078 - "Automatic decimal point" Should Not Cause 2
> Different Behaviors
> • Bug 797080 - "Rate of Gain" and "Rate of Return" Seem to be
> • Bug 797083 - Gnucash crashes when trying to rename budget
> • Bug 797084 - Provide an option to leave edited transactions
> • Bug 797088 - Encoding problem with CSV-formated account tree
> • Bug 797092 - Save As fails: tries to save to reserved directory
> if path contains spaces
> • Bug 797093 - Miscalculation in cashflow reports
> • Bug 797096 - Bad display in dialog window
> • Bug 797101 - repeated pop-up "confirm creation of" some mangled
> account name
> • Bug 797102 - Advanced Portfolio Ignores Capital Gain Splits
> • Bug 797106 - Advanced Portfolio Report shows too many decimals
> in security unit prices newly imported from Finance::Quote
> • Bug 797107 - off-by-1 error in gnc_pricedb_nth_price
> • Bug 797110 - Column alignment on Trial Balance using a Stylesheet
> • Bug 797112 - Unable to Close Period due to reconcile_date
> falling before 1970-01-01 00:00:00 UTC
> • Bug 797113 - Scrubbing crashes when creating small splits that
> round to value 0.
> • Bug 797114 - Fixing an SX due to deleted account stuck in an
> error loop
> • Bug 797115 - Can't 're-activate' an expired SX
> • Bug 797116 - request for review: gnc doesn't understand the
> chars it allows to be stored in a file and should
> • Bug 797118 - Date entered incorrectly if entered as yyyy with
> some Date Time Local Settings
> • Bug 797119 - Duplicating transaction produces blocked edit
> • Bug 797121 - Unable to save to database
> • Bug 797123 - File->Export Transactions to CSV doesn't output
> transaction data
> • Bug 797124 - Request for Enhancement: Preferences and Saved
> Reports should be per-book not per-user
> • Bug 797127 - Company name and address in reports not display
> properly, all Traditional Chinese (zh_tw) characters will GARBLED
> • Bug 797133 - CSV Import of multicurrency transaction export in
> multiline form
> • Bug 797137 - Advanced portfolio for currency accounts
> • Bug 797139 - test-report-utilities failure after 10-march in
> • Bug 797142 - txf export report outputs incorrect values in
> schedule c
> • Bug 797145 - QIF Importer CP1252->UTF-8 transcoding fails
> • Bug 797147 - invoice.GetDatePosted() returns 1970-01-01 for
> unposted invoices in MySQL backend rather than Null
> • Bug 797148 - Custom Count fields won't save
> • Bug 797157 - Crash on Start
> • Bug 797158 - gnc:make-account-sel-limited-option is not working
> Concurrent with the release of Gnucash 3.3 we're pleased to also release a
> new version 3.3 of the companion Help and Tutorial and Concepts Guide.
> Documentation changes:
> • Bug 796855 - Bringing Chapter 3 of Help into Chapter 2 of Guide
> • Bug 796856 - Help Ch6 section added for importing from files
> Move this section to the guide in the newly created import chapter.
> • Bug 797044 - Russian PDF on website has '#' for every cyrillic
> • Help Gui menu: Review of "Online Banking" in Import and Action
> Add or update descriptions by the recent tooltips from
> Remove "Issue Transaction...", which was obsoleted by SEPA
> • Help Gui menu: Add Missing Export Active Register item, add more
> • Guide - make Account and Transactions chapters subsections of
> the Basics chapter
> • Guide - New Report: Balance Forecast Report
> • Guide - New Report: Income-GST Report
> • Guide - Update Transaction Report
> • Guide - Rewrite Import Business Data chapter
> • Update Portuguese Help translation
> Getting GnuCash for Windows and MacOS X
> GnuCash is provided for both Microsoft Windows XP® and later and MacOS X
> 10.9 (Mavericks)® and later in pre-built, all-in-one packages. An installer
> is provided for Microsoft Windows® while the MacOS X® package is a disk
> image containing a drag-and-drop application bundle.
> The SHA256 Hashes for the downloadable files are:
> Download GnuCash for Win32:
> Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel:
> Download GnuCash for Win32:
> Download GnuCash for Mac-Intel:
> Getting GnuCash as source code
> If you want to compile GnuCash 3.5 for yourself, the source code can be
> downloaded from:
> WARNING Do not try to use the github-generated files labelled "Source
> Code". They have not been processed with swig and will not build.
> You can also checkout the sources: git clone
> Please consult the README.dependencies file in the sources for the
> required dependencies and versions needed to build GnuCash from source.
> Additional information on building GnuCash may be found at
> Getting the documentation
> The documentation is available at Documentation page of the GnuCash
> website. The 3.5 documentation can be found under "GnuCash v3 (current
> stable release)" in multiple languages both for reading online and for
> download in pdf, epub, and mobi formats.
> If you want to compile the GnuCash Documentation 3.5 for yourself, the
> source code can be downloaded from:
> You can also checkout the sources directly from the git repository as
> described at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Git.
> Detailed instructions for building GnuCash may be found at
> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Building and for the Documentation at
> 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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