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GnuCash 5.6 Released

20 days ago

The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 5.6, the seventh release in the stable 5.x series.

Between 5.5 and 5.6, the following bugfixes were accomplished:

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

  • Numeric parsing and string handling improvements in the Engine and XML backend.
  • [gnc-dense-cal.c] sx popup: show date in preference (cf.locale) format because the date format preference is user-facing and customisable. it's jarring if the preference is dd/mm/yyyy and the display shows mm/dd/yyyy in accordance to the locale.
  • Correct misleading description about creating Scheduled Transaction.
  • Date parsing efficiency improvements.
  • Update minumum Python version to 3.8, made necessary by updating the C API in the Python bindings.
  • Replace deprecated distutils.sysconfig with sysconfig. distutils is not present in Python 3.12.2.
  • Query user via dialog for date when creating a reverse transaction.
  • More C++ conversions
  • Avoid deprecation warning for -py3 in swig >= 4.1
  • [gnc-commodities.cpp] gnc_new_iso_codes is a std::unordered_map
  • Replace some naked for loops with C++ algorithms
  • Convert gnc-commodity to C++ and make GncQuoteSources a C++ class.
  • [test-commodities.cpp] add some tests for gnc_quote_sources
  • Remove the SLR status sort as it is too confusing
  • Allow sorting of the transaction column in the Since Last Run dialog by schedule name or occurrence date. To sort by schedule name, a schedule name is first selected and then the column header is pressed to change order. To sort by occurrence date, a date is selected and then the column header is pressed to change order based on the date of the first occurrence. A tool tip has been added to indicate the sort order being used.
  • [gtest-gnc-numeric] add operator comparisons with example int64 numbers
  • [assistant-stock-transaction] store & retrieve associated account as metadata
  • Update Form/Schedule line references for 2023 for the US Income Tax Report
  • Update another gnucash-help to gnucash-manual
  • [invoice.scm] centralize layout components into layout-key-list instead of maintaining 2 assoc lists.
  • [invoice.scm] normalize header section generators, changing the functions to require 1 options argument only
  • Update invoice.scm: Add spacing for long Invoice ID's (Displayed as "Reference" on the Invoice)

New and Updated Translations: Croatian, Dutch, English (Australia), English (New Zealand), English (United Kingdom), French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish

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Known Problems

Complete list of all open bugs.


Between 5.5 and 5.6, the following bugfixes were accomplished:

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

  • C, de:Manual:Finance-Quote: Note about Expected Time Commitment
  • C, de:Manual:Finance-Quote: Tip about 'gnc-fq-update: Command not found'
  • docbook: gnc-gui-de: Improve accelerator of menuitems
  • Link in recent gnc-gui-*.dtd files
  • Replace *dquote entities by <quote> tags
  • C:Manual:Tools:Unify main section titles and other minor improvements
  • Unify filename extension
  • C:Manual:CSV Import: show icons
  • xmlformat: Apply changes at the element 'screeninfo'
  • xmlformat.conf: new element 'screeninfo' with no entry- and no exit-break

New and Updated Translations: German

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.

GnuCash is also available as a flatpak from Instructions for installing and running.

The SHA256 Hashes for the downloadable files are:

  • b4b42c626350f3e79f7ca1f2173545cc63ddee1addf2460b1a1f22221bf21bd1  gnucash-5.6.tar.bz2
  • 50aebe914da600003c3b668c6a0b86df3d583a200c378f0f16658bec299bbbd3  gnucash-5.6.tar.gz
  • 4596d431e5785ef3d80bcbea6e1c5e1df98c3b9b27314e6d8d2eae679424f56c  gnucash-5.6-1.setup.exe
  • 2cc91f36d9939065dac366058aae1a6a8c41cfe84850b6b549ee87ba075d50d4  Gnucash-Intel-5.6-1.dmg
  • 8ad9da28199074fc5ef604d4489a82413031290a06e5f6418fe85cceb5fa3f02  gnucash-docs-5.6.tar.gz

To compile GnuCash from the source code by yourself, you will need at least Gtk+ 3.22.29, Guile 2.0, Boost 1.67, WebKitGtk 2.4, GoogleTest 1.8.0, 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

The documentation is available at Documentation page of the GnuCash website. The 5.6 documentation can be found under "GnuCash v5 (current stable release)" in multiple languages both for reading online and for download in pdf, epub, and mobi formats. The documentation is also included in the MacOS and Windows application bundles. Note that we are preparing to remove autotools support from the documentation build and that it is no longer included in the tarball.

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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