Update to 2.6.0
2.6.0 - 29 Dec 2013
The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.6.0,
the latest stable release of the GnuCash Free Accounting
Software. GnuCash Users can experience the following new features:
* Preferences have been migrated from GConf to GSettings. This
is a simpler and more robust backend which writes to the OS's
native prefs -- defaults on OS X and the Registry on
MSWindows -- and allows us to remove several troublesome
dependencies including GConf, ORBit, and DBus. The change
includes a migration script that will run at Gnucash startup.
* New date handling which allows GnuCash to use dates after March 2038.
* Guile-2 compatibility: GnuCash now requires either Guile-1.8
* Documents outside of GnuCash, images of receipts for example,
can now be linked to transactions, with the facility of
opening them in the default application for the document
* Cutsom Reports can now be saved without renaming the report,
and modifications can overwrite an existing report.
* The import assistant now finishes much more quickly after
* GnuCash now requires Gtk+-2.24.0 and GLib-2.26.0. Most of the
dependencies on obsolete libraries have been removed; only
libgnomecanvas remains. Unfortunately the effort to rewrite
the register code to use GtkTreeModel wasn't completed in
time, so GnuCash is not on the cusp of converting to Gtk3.
* The Business Module has been substantially revamped,
including support for Credit Notes and import of customers
and vendors from a CSV file.
* The Num field in the register display is now optionally
per-split, so for example a check number can be entered for
the checking account split and an invoice number for the
expense account split.
* GnuCash can now open locked books read-only so that more than
one user can view a file. GnuCash still does not support
multiple simultaneous writers.
* By agreement of all authors, GnuCash is now licensed under
the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later rather than
simply Version 2. This allows derivative works to be licensed
under the GPL Version 3 if the author of such a work so
* Fixed more than 500 bugs.
For those keeping score, the following changes have occurred
Bug 157247 - Asset account's "total" value should use most
recent transaction prices
Bug 710823 - libofx can supply broken UTF-8 for account id
Bug 710824 - GnuCash should sanitise UTF-8 before serialising files
to avoid writing broken unparseable XML.
Bug 720555 - General Ledger - Can't Enter Transaction Amounts
Bug 720556 - The Tip of the Day preference isn't getting saved
Bug 720646 - New Book Tabs on Windows
* Don't create a second account hierarchy page when cancelling
the Hierarchy Assistant or when using Actions->New Account
Hierarchy on an already open book.
* Reset Warnings dialog: show translated warnings
* The locale-names for Help and the Tutorial and Concepts Guide
have been renamed to language-only so that, for example,
someone using the Swiss-German locale will be shown help in
German instead of English.
Translations Updated: British, Dutch, French, Italian, Lithuanian.
2.5.10 - 15 December 2013
This is the eleventh and final release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
It is the second beta release. Barring any surprises, we will release
a STABLE 2.6.0 on 29 December.
Changes since the last release have been entirely bug fixes
and translation updates, though not all bug fixes had
associated bug reports. Note that WebKit 1.2 is now tested
for in configure; it had been 1.0, but GnuCash wouldn't
actually compile with versions earlier than 1.1.5.
Bug 336843 - Attach images/files/urls to transactions:
Disable the "show attachment" menu item if the transaction
has no attached file.
Bug 619478 - Build warning in html/gnc-html-webkit.c
Bug 627575 - Stylesheet names with non-alphanumeric characters
Bug 630578 - current date instead of posting date in exchange rate,
when posting a bill
Bug 632588 - Scrub doesn't fix missing currency
Bug 639371 - Welcome Sample Report reports wrong version and
has a broken report
Bug 653594 - wrong amount printed on checks
Bug 705714 - QIF Import - File selection pop-up is not on top
during qif import
Bug 708526 - GnuCash Crashes when opening About page:
Downgrade the error to a critical warning.
Bug 711317 - Indian Rupee Symbol appears as "?" marks
Bug 715123 - Post invoice problem, cannot unpost
Bug 719481 - GnuCash report crashes with Guile2
Bug 719521 - Missing radio button in "Edit security" dialog
Bug 719726 - Click on File -> Open seg-faults
Bug 720235 - Python bindings should load environment file just
like gnucash does
Fix Python tests to no longer require gsettings schemas installed.
Fix the CuteCash (Qt GUI based) build
Multi-currency "Post invoice" improvements
Protect gnc_mktime against bad dates.
Protect against null account pointers in a couple of place to
Qif Import Assistant: Don't disable the whole dialog, just the
QifImport: Fix crash from attempting to import an empty file.
Add the ability to search for transactions that are, or are not,
book closing entries.
Move customer, bill, and invoice importers form the business menu
to the file menu.
Rename some directories in src/import-export so that the
gschema.xml.in.in files within them don't have pathnames that
are too long for tar when the GnuCash version exceeds 5 digits
Translation Updates: Italian, German, French
New Translations: Arabic!
2.5.9 - 1 December 2013
This is the tenth release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
It is the first beta release.
Barring any surprises, there will be one more beta release in
two weeks, followed by the release of 2.6.0 on 29 December.
Changes since the last release have principally been code
cleanup, including KVP storage in the SQL Backend, Python
testing in out-of-source builds, test failures when using
Guile-2, ensure that saved state (especially KVP) is deleted
along with the primary object, use the progress bar when
loading the PriceDB.
Translator note: We found it advisable to correct some typos
and to add two translatable strings "Bill Information" and
644044 - Lots: SQL backend loses link to Gain/Loss Txn
704506 - Connection loss to mysql after resume from hibernation
707311 - Tax Invoice fails to open when using guile 2
710871 - Python site-packages not found when not installed to
default location using --prefix
710905 - Column withs, visibility, order and sort order not saved
711289 - time zone handling is inconsistent between 2.4 and 2.5
712299 - Tax Invoice with guile 2 doesn't display currency symbols
715041 - Crash opening a file when a file is already open.
715184 - Bill or Invoice; a new Bill gives a new Invoice
719471 - Unused commodities saved to XML file
Translations updated: German, Italian
2.5.8 - 17 November 2013
This is the ninth release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series. This
release is the last alpha release.
String and feature freeze are now in effect: Only bug fixes
which have no effect on UI, API, or translatable strings
should be committed to trunk until after the release of
GnuCash 2.6, currently scheduled for 29 December 2013.
Translators: Please use the tarballs from this release to
prepare your translations.
New contributor Patrick has provided a beginning
implementation of linking attachments to transactions. This
is accessed through the Transaction menu and the transaction
context menu. In this initial version, linked files are
displayed in the default viewer for the file type. E.g., html
files will open in a browser and jpegs will open in the
default picture viewer.
707311 - Tax Invoice fails to open when using guile 2
709589 - make check fails with guile 2
711289 - Time Zone Handling is Inconsistent between 2.4 and 2.5
Partial fix that may also correct 699997
711294 - Gnucash repeatedly ask associated income account
when import qfx file. Patch by Kuang-che Wu <email@example.com>
711493 - Fix unselected account that is NULL
Translations Updated: German
2.5.7 - 3 November 2013
This is the eighth release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
Register2 is now a configure option. Default builds,
including the Windows and Mac All-in-one packages, will use
only the old register. We've decided that it isn't ready for
general use and the principal author doesn't have time to
make it ready in time for a 2.6 release.
Frédéric Perrin has contributed a change to display currency
symbols whenever they are known and unambiguous.
Geert Janssens has cleaned up most of the issues from the
initial GSettings preference changes. There's a new
configure option, --with-xdg-data-dirs to overide the
environment and defaults if necessary.
Building Gnucash now requires Automake version 1.11 or later.
Configure will abort if --enable-ofx is set but no libofx
configuration files are found. Budget periods may no longer
set to values greater than the budget's num_periods, and the
budget options descriptions will wrap. Contributed by Robert
668530 - In budget flow report options, change the maximum
value for period to 60 (Note the FIXMEs) Author: Robert
687478 - Bills due reminder doesn't work well with credit notes
687479 - Automatic invoice/payment matching on posting an
invoice should be an optional feature
693244 - View Lots window enhancements
708659 - Totals column moves to right hand side when periods are added
Remove unneeded gnc_plugin_page_budget_refresh_cb
Author: R Ratliff
710055 - advanced portfolio report counts capital gains split
as dividend. Author: Jason McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
710311 - Missing ChangeLogs
710739 - Fill in field for remote bank account information
also for SEPA transfers.
710871 - Fix for Python site-packages not found when not
installed to default location
710979 - Crash in gnc_plugin_page_invoice_summarybar_position_changed
Translations Updated: None
2.5.6 - 7 October 2013
This is the seventh release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
Geert Janssens has rewritten the preferences system to use
GSettings from GIO (GLib) instead of GConf. This is a simpler
and more robust backend which writes to the OS's native prefs
-- defaults on OS X and the Registry on MSWindows -- and
allows us to remove several troublesome dependencies
including GConf, ORBit, and DBus. The change includes a
migration script that will run at Gnucash startup.
WARNING: the saved settings in gconf are not (yet) migrated
to gsettings ! running gnucash as of this commit will start
you with default values for all preferences ! You can of
course change your preferences, your changes will be saved
properly in gsettings and restored when you restart
gnucash. But what has been set in GConf before will basically
Bug 632362 - Unable to create "reversing transaction" again
after it is removed
Bug 654196 - "make check" fails when built with --enable-dbi
Bug 674862 - 2038 bug in libdbi
Bug 682280 - bill/invoice importer fails to save imported bills/invoice
Bug 684670 - Interest amount calculation is wrong in Sqlite3 format
Bug 699450- New budgets cause Account Name column to expand
until display bigger than screen. -- Robert Ratliff
Bug 708700 - "make check" fails (missing glib bits)--
Frédéric Perrin <email@example.com>
Bug 704039 - time zone is not respected in Windows -- Thanks
to Kuang-che Wu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Translations Updated: Dutch
2.5.5 - 10 September 2013
This is the sixth release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
No new features are added in this release.
334939 - Account Report and Account Transaction Report are
apparently the same, but different. Change menu entry for the single
transaction Account Report from "Accout Transaction Report" to
"Account Report - Single Transaction" Author: Carsten Rinke
603183 - Equity statement shows incorrect changes
Add function gnc:account-get-total-flow to report-utilities.scm
This function filters the splits from the source to the target accounts
and returns a commodity collector.
It does NOT do currency exchanges. Export the new function
gnc:account-get-total-flow from report-utilities.scm. Apply the new
function gnc:account-get-total-flow for the "Withdrawal" calculation.
Author: Carsten Rinke
629136 - Move the code that updates the sensitivity
of immutable page actions from gnc_main_window_switch_page to
gnc_main_window_generate_title. Patch by Guilherme Salgado.
696492 - Change report name in menu or in report output to be
consistent Change the register name to "Accout Transaction Report"
when the register type is GENERAL_LEDGER, INCOME_LEDGER, or default
in function gnc_reg_get_name(). Patch by Carsten Rinke.
704039 - time zone is not respected on windows Author: Kuang-che Wu
704056 - Online Banking (Online Actions) does not appear in Action menu
Ensure that all functions are exported to the dll.
704525 - When you have a mix of chart types (bar charts and pie
charts). Add new procedure gnc:substring-replace-from-to
Similar to gnc:substring-replace, but offers the possibility to
replace substrings in a range of occurances. Add calls to
gnc:substring-replace-from-to to procedure gnc:report-run.
Filter out all occurances of jquery.min.js and jquery.jqplot.js
except for the first occurances. Author: Carsten Rinke
Translations updated: Lithuatnian
2.5.4 - 4 August 2013
This is the fifth release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
Register2 work: Restore the delete-transaction-up/down
feature, replace the filter-and-sort model with a qof query
which loads only a subset of transactions to improve speed,
and some date and cursor changes.
Aurimas Fišeras contribued patches to make CSV Account import
table header translatable, to fix translation of table
headers, fix dash marker usage, and some other translation
Revert the Bitcoin support until the patch is rewritten with
a better UI.
703897: Functions which can return null always return a Python
object, Tom Lofts.
704183: ofx file import tries to match online_id against
ACCTID[space]ACCTKEY even when ACCTKEY is empty, G. Paul Ziemba
704185: GnuCash 2.5 doesn't build on FreeBSD
Translations Updated: Catalan, Danish, Italian, and Lithuanian
2.5.3 - 7 July 2013
This is the fourth release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
Save and Save As for custom report templates (Geert Jansens)
Customized report settings can now be saved without renaming
the report, and updates saved directly replacing the previously
saved report or "saved as" to a new name.
It's now possible to post multiple invoices from the find
dialog. GnuCash was crashing if you searched for all unposted
invoices, selected two or more of them, and posted them.
This was because the list of invoices to be posted changed
while it was being processed. As part of fixing this the
prompt for post date, due date, etc. will only be given once,
not once per invoice.
Register2 work: Better commodity/currency handling, sanity checks
when converting TreePaths, Posted Dates now work like the old Register,
PostedDate is now recorded only as a date, with no time.
Peter Broadberry contributed faster versions of several reports.
703272: list of windows in OSX Windows menu
699686: Startup dialog windows should be top level (Simon Arlot)
701670: (OSX)Command-V in reconcile window pastes data in register
702899: Fix crash in scrubbing code
703305: Fix crash on entering a non-valid date
The crash that occurs when duplicating multiple invoices from Find
691587: Catch scheme exceptions when converting error messages
669964: Fix txn creation that forgot to set a txn currency.
672595: After creation of a new book, make sure to set it to dirty
700582: Enable online actions in Register2
Now works with automake 1.13
Translations Updated: Catalan, Italian, Lithuanian
2.5.2 - 27 May 2013
This is the third release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
Robert Fewell continues his work on the GtkTreeModel register,
including better transaction editing without using the mouse and
some display issues.
Sam Morris contributed a patch supporting retrieving Bitcoin and
Litecoin exchange rates from Mt. Gox with Finance::Quote
Fix Bug 700197, backend errors when creating Customers with the
Python bindings. Patch by Tom Lofts
Carsten Rinke provided several patches:
Bug #682800 Generated balances on Report different than calculated
balances on Ledger when using "open subaccounts"
Bug #622778 Miscalculation in cashflow reports
Bug #584869 net change line in general journal report
Bug #589865 - Budget flow period doesn't work. Patches by Carsten
Rinke and Mikhail Tsaplin
The translation files have been copied from the 2.4 branch.
Translators may start working on the new strings, though string
freeze is scheduled for 2.5.5 in early September.
Translations Updated: Danish, German, Italian
2.5.1 - 5 May 2013
This is the second release in the UNSTABLE 2.5 series.
Robert Fewell has continued his work on the GtkTreeModel register.
It is now the default for account registers.
Geert Janssens has begun work on replacing the GConf configuration
management tool with the newer GSettings API from recent versions
Tom Lofts contributed the beginning of a RESTful Python API
to enable access to minimal account, invoice, and customer
information in a JSON format.
Christian Stimming fixed the very long wait time for the UI to
become responsive when running the import matcher.
Also some bug fixes, package upgrades, and minor improvements.
2.5.0 - 30 Mar 2013
The Gnucash Development Team is pleased to release Gnucash 2.5.0,
the first release of an unstable series leading to Gnucash 2.6.0.
This release is UNSTABLE and SHOULD NOT BE USED in production.
Robert Fewell has contributed a rewrite of the ledger
(Gnucash's primary interface window) to use the GtkTreeModel
(select "register 2" from the menu) as well as a new CSV
import/export facility for account trees.
Gnucash now requires Gtk+-2.24 and GLib-2.26. We've removed
most of the dependencies on libraries obsoleted by project
Ridley and will be in position to move to Gtk+-3.x once the
GtkTreeModel register window work is complete. This means
that Gnucash 2.5 requires Debian 6, RHEL 6, or one of the
more aggressive distributions like Ubuntu.
Gnucash now works with Guile-2.0.
The business module has been revamped and we introduce a new
feature, Credit Notes. It is now possible to import customers
and vendors from a CSV file as well.
The "Num" field is now optionally per-split rather than
When opening a locked "book" one now has the option of
opening it read-only. Note that Gnucash is still a
single-user program and that the database backends are still
used only as a data store.
Gnucash is no longer subject to the "2038" bug, so that
30-year mortgages can now be entered correctly.
By agreement of all authors we have relicensed Gnucash to the
Gnu Public License Version 2 or later from just Version 2.