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GnuCash 2.0 Presseerklärung

Accounting in Linux Leaps Forward

GnuCash 2.0.0 milestone released to public

July 9. 2006. Personal and small business accounting in Linux will be easier and better after today's release of GnuCash 2.0.0.

This milestone release of the free, open source accounting program includes generational advances over the last version. GnuCash 2.0.0 is based on state-of-the-art gtk2 GUI technology. Developers worked hard to integrate the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for a consistent behaviour and look-and-feel for the whole Desktop.

Major changes in the milestone release include:

The GnuCash development team said these new features and changes will make GnuCash easier than ever for newcomers.

GnuCash is the leading free, open source accounting program and the leap to gtk2 will enable users to be able to enjoy cutting edge functionality with the freedom of not being locked into proprietory file formats.

Playing With Others

As with other leading Linux software that is designed to replace proprietory programs, GnuCash is a functional replacement for expensive accounting programs. Like OpenOffice.org and The Gimp, GnuCash is also programmed to communicate and interact with as many existing programs, institutions and people as possible.

The GnuCash development team has continued to improve file import filters, which allow users to import work from old programs like Microsoft Money and Quicken. GnuCash can load QIF and QFX files, which are used by both of those programs.

Developers have also continued to incorporate support for online banking into the program. GnuCash 2.0.0 supports OFX DirectConnect which can directly retrieve and import account statements over the Internet.

The milestone release is available in 29 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, so people from around the world will have no difficulty operating the program

Off on the Right Foot

Users of the GnuCash 2.0.0 will notice a few changes when they start the program. Improvements have been made on startup speed, scheduled transactions, currency support and currency quote retrievals.

After they enter the program, users will find a double-ledger account system, exhaustive report options and account hierarchy tools. Also at their disposal is a full system of tutorials and documentation.

Getting GnuCash

GnuCash 2.0.0 can be downloaded from gnucash.org. It is available as source code.

To install GnuCash, users will need Gnome 2, guile, slib and g-wrap.

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 and Mac OSX. It is collaboratively developed by 10 people from over 5 countries.

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

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