Release of GnuCash 1.9.7 (beta) and GnuCash-docs 1.9.0

Chris Lyttle chris at
Mon Jun 5 23:28:03 EDT 2006

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 1.9.7 aka
"Seize the day", the second beta release of the GnuCash Open
Source Accounting Software which will eventually lead to the stable 
version 2.0.0.
This release contains many bugfixes since the first beta release.

What's New in GnuCash 1.9.7?

o PLEASE TEST any and all features important
 to you. Then post any bugs you find to bugzilla
o 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 2.0.0 release
 in a few weeks.
o If you have the urge to help beyond testing please get involved in
 the discussions on the GnuCash mailing lists which you will find at We especially need people to help with
 updating the documentation.
 Please see on how to
 get involved.
o Major bugfixes include -
o Hide not finished funtionality for the 2.0 release
o Fixes to lots functionality
o Fixes to XML import
o Patches to work with guile 1.8
o HBCI fixes
o Many updated translations.
o New splash screen from Joshua Facemyer / Impressus Art
o Fix the help file names now the docs are xml instead of html.
o Fixes for MacOS and Windows builds
o Fixes to progress bar.
o UTF8 fixes
o Fixes for glib 2.6

The GnuCash docs team also proudly announces GnuCash-docs 1.9.0 which
is the first documentation update in preparation for GnuCash 2.0.0


Caveats for testers:
Any 1.9.x version might crash unexpectedly at any point during
runtime. If you test some serious work in a 1.9.x release, make sure you 
"Save" after ever non-trivial workstep.
The documentation has had screenshots updated, however, most help
texts usually only refers to the 1.8.x series.
Everyone is invited to help improve the documentation; see on how to get

How can you help?

Testing: Test and help us discover all bugs that might show up. Please
enter each and every bug into bugzilla at
Translating: The new release comes with plenty of new translation
strings. If you consider contributing a translation, we invite you to test
this release already. We are now in string freeze phase. Please check for updates
on this.

Available at the usual places!

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