Linux News Today: GnuCash Free Accounting Software to Be Ported to GTK+ 3 Soon
The GnuCash Project had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of the eighth maintenance release of the free, cross-platform, and open-source GnuCash 2.6 accounting software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms.
According to the attached release notes, GnuCash 2.6.8 is here to fix many of those annoying bugs that have been reported by users since the previous release of the application, among which we can mention the inability of saving values in the “Display Symbol” field, and the non-obvious “Months Remaining” spinbox in the Loan Assistant component, which now has a tooltip that informs users about its existance.
Moreover, there’s a fix for a bug where the attached file could not be found on Microsoft Windows operating systems, the Transaction Report “Filter By” function now works correctly, the Finance::Quote TZ Date::Manip config variable has been deprecated, the PKG_PROG_PKG_CONFIG variable is now being used by GnuCash, and various non-fatal asserts got cleaned up.
The save location and path of any account starting with “.gnucash” is no longer being wrongfully invalidated, there’s no more invalid pointers on duplicated transactions if setting the Use Split Action Field for Number function, and the Market Index, Bond, Mutual Fund, and Stock account types now correctly use the template accounts, but users are being informed that the Mutual Fund and Stock account types are not yet compatible with currency.
The GnuCash documentation has been greatly improved
Furthermore, GnuCash 2.6.8 cleans up the deprecated GTK+ functions in order to prepare the software for the upcoming migration to GTK+ 3, the Date::Manip class that is required for gnc-fq-helper has been restored as an explicit dependency of the gnc-fq-update component, backend Sync errors are now being reported correctly, and the GnuCash documentation has been greatly improved.
Last but not least, the storage of prices in the price database has been improved to allow for storing of only one instance per day, as well as to implement a preference list that determines the sources that can overwrite currently stored prices. The Dutch, Danish, German, and French language translations have been updated. Download GnuCash 2.6.8 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia.