[GNC] GnuCash 4.7 Released

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue Sep 28 16:55:23 EDT 2021

The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 4.8, the ninth release in the stable 4.x series

This is a snap release to fix crashes during migration. The macOS and Win32 GnuCash bundles were not affected; if you use either of those you do not need this release.
Between 4.7 and 4.8, the following bugfixes were accomplished:

The following fixes and improvements were not associated with bug reports:

    [gsettings] Avoid crash from settings schema not being registered.
    Rethink how gsettings migration file is constructed
    GSettings hotfix - resolve crash due to bad schema reference
    [gnc-plugin-page-register] call invoice editor with parent window
    [assistant-stock-split] set parent window properly




New and Updated Translations: None.
Known Problems

Complete list of all open bugs: https://bugs.gnucash.org/buglist.cgi?bug_severity=blocker&bug_severity=critical&bug_severity=major&bug_severity=normal&bug_severity=minor&bug_severity=trivial&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=NEEDINFO&bug_status=REOPENED&limit=0&list_id=8149&order=priority%2Cbug_severity&query_format=advanced


Concurrent with the release of GnuCash 4.8 we're pleased to also release a new version of the companion Help and Tutorial and Concepts Guide
Between 4.7 and 4.8, the following bugfixes were accomplished:

The following fixes and improvements were not associated with bug reports:

    Remove obsolete files.
    Remove autotools.

New and Updated Translations: None
Getting GnuCash for Windows and MacOS

GnuCash is provided for both Microsoft Windows 8.1® and later and MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra)® and later in pre-built, all-in-one packages. An installer is provided for Microsoft Windows® while the MacOS® package is a disk image containing a drag-and-drop application bundle.

The SHA256 Hashes for the downloadable files are:

    15b8e4ff8336168eba88ef2faade377e5c5ff08e48b4660da1a33a8a407feb12  gnucash-4.8.tar.bz2
    37e6fbdee7e2ac41299cdb4ffef189c160b03f992ab30e823369df90ebb0d61f  gnucash-4.8.tar.gz
    b8c4a4bad5a073f53ea07ad46d4c13096a5d26d906ceda8c049842a8362d0a86  gnucash-4.8.setup.exe
    abb6a0bc433207c1f31fee33aa7f0c63774217b2675e5fab78062c4cd862f975  Gnucash-Intel-4.8-2.dmg
    988011168a3ab2c3601a5af75f5caad89fb18a4e880311f3538b8fc7c9a068d3  gnucash-docs-4.8.tar.gz

Microsoft Windows:
https://github.com/Gnucash/gnucash/releases/download/4.8/gnucash-4.8.setup.exe https://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnucash/gnucash%20%28stable%29/4.8/gnucash-4.8.setup.exe

Apple macOS:

GnuCash is now available as a flatpak from Flathub.org. Instructions for installing and running may be found at https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Flatpak.

Getting GnuCash as source code
If you want to compile GnuCash 4.8 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:

You can also checkout the sources directly from the git repository, see
https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Git for instructions.

To compile GnuCash from the source code by yourself, you will need at least Gtk+ 3.24, Guile 2.0, Boost 1.54, WebKitGtk 2.4, GoogleTest 1.7.0, cmake 3.10 and SWIG 2.0.12. Please consult the README.dependencies file in the sources for the exact list of dependencies and versions.

Getting the documentation

If you want to compile the GnuCash Documentation 4.8 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:

The documentation is included in the MacOS and Windows application bundles.

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, MacOS, and Microsoft Windows. Programming on GnuCash began in 1997, and its first stable release was in 1998.

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