Release of GnuCash 1.9.8 (Release Candidate)

Chris Lyttle chris at
Sun Jun 18 20:38:13 EDT 2006

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 1.9.8 aka
"Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash", the first 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 1.9.8?

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 More Register fixes.
o Restore the business reports menu.
o QIF import and HBCI fixes.
o Fixes for currencies.
o Fixes to business invoices.
o General UI fixes.


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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