Release of GnuCash 1.9.6 (beta)

Chris Lyttle chris at
Sun May 14 23:18:27 EDT 2006

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 1.9.6 aka
"Time to make a difference", the first 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 sixth unstable release.

What's New in GnuCash 1.9.6?

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 Fixes to Scheduled Transactions.
 o Many Report fixes.
 o Many updated translations.
 o New icons.
 o Fixes to lots functionality.
 o Fixes to logging.
 o Many Qof fixes.
 o Fixes to budgeting.
 o HBCI 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 hit
"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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