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From: Chris Lyttle <chris-Lj3UCD5reWjR7s880joybQ <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Release of GnuCash 1.9.0 (unstable)
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.gnome.apps.gnucash.announce
Date: Thursday 9th February 2006 05:28:53 UTC (over 11 years ago)
The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 1.9.0 aka "We're
gonna make it!", the first of several unstable 1.9.x releases of the
GnuCash Open Source Accounting Software which will eventually lead to
the stable version 2.0.0. This release is the very first of the
gtk2-based GnuCash series, and is intended for developers and
adventurous testers who want to help tracking down all those bugs that
are still in there.

What's New in GnuCash 1.9.0?

o Welcome to GnuCash 1.9.0 aka "We're gonna make it!" the first of
  several unstable releases of the GnuCash Open Source Accounting
  Software which will eventually lead to the stable version 2.0.0. This
  release is the very first of the gtk2-based GnuCash series and is
  intended for developers and adventurous testers who want to help
  tracking down bugs.
o WARNING WARNING WARNING - Make sure you make backups of any files
  used in testing versions of GnuCash in the 1.9.x series. Although the
  developers go to great lengths to ensure that no data will be lost we
  cannot guarentee that your data will not be affected if for some
  reason GnuCash crashes in testing these releases.
o PLEASE TEST TEST AND TEST SOME MORE any and all features important
  to you. Then post any bugs you find to bugzilla
  http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GnuCash
o If you have the urge to help beyond testing please get involved in
  the discussions on the GnuCash mailing lists which you will find at
  http://www.gnucash.org. We especially
need people to help with
  updating the documentation as all texts refer currently to the 1.8.x
  series. Please see http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development
on how to
  get involved.
o PS I'm not going to list the many features changed or updated in
  this release because obviously there is so much that has changed.

Caveats

Caveats for testers:
Any 1.9.x version might crash unexpectedly at any point during
runtime. If you test some serious work in a 1.9.x release, make sure you
hit "Save" after ever non-trivial workstep.
Keep in mind that features which are not used in everyday work might
crash unexpectedly at all times. This includes but is not limited to:
graphical reports, scheduled transaction editor, price editor, financial
calculator, OFX/QIF/HBCI import.
Especially all the new features might crash instantly on
testing. This applies in particular to any of the budget-related
features. We may always decide to disable such new features for the
initial 2.0.0 release, and re-enable them in a later release.
The documentation is completely outdated. All help texts
usually only refer to the 1.8.x series; please expect all descriptions
in the help texts to be totally wrong when applied to the upcoming 1.9.x
series. Everyone is invited to help improve the documentation; see
http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Development"
on how to get involved.

How can you help?

Testing: Test it and help us discover all bugs that might show up in
there. Please enter each and every bug into bugzilla at
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GnuCash
Translating: The new release comes with plenty of new translation
strings. If you consider contributing a translation, we invite you to
test this release already, but please keep in mind that we are not yet
in our string freeze phase. Please check
http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Translation_Status
for updates
on this, as we recommend to wait for the string freeze phase for the
serious translation work.

Available at the usual places!

http://www.gnucash.org
http://download.sourceforge.net/gnucash
 
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