GnuCash 2.6 Presseerklärung
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 type.
- 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 desires.
- Fixed more than 500 bugs.
- 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.
Getting GnuCash for Windows (Win32 binary)
2.6.0 Win32 setup executable can be downloaded from Sourceforge. It will install everything needed to run GnuCash.
Mac OSX binary
The Gnucash 2.6.0 MacOS X Intel
and PPC packages can be downloaded
from Sourceforge as well.
Getting GnuCash as source code
If you want to compile GnuCash 2.6.0 for yourself, the source code can be downloaded from:
To compile GnuCash from the source code by yourself, you will need at least Gnome 2, Guile, and slib. In addition you
will need swig if compiling from git. Please consult the README file in the sources for the exact list of dependencies and versions.
How can you help?
Translating: The new release comes with some new translation strings. If you consider contributing a translation, we invite you to test this release already.
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,
Mac OSX and Microsoft Windows. Programming on GnuCash began in 1997, and its first stable release was in 1998.
© 2014 Herbert Thoma, herbie AT hthoma.de,
last changed 25. Dec. 2014