July 14th, 2006 by Keith

GnuCash 2.0.0 Milestone Release

Posted in Business Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Utilities


Having troubled in obtaining a proper financial software or accounting application? Try GnuCash. GnuCash has just released the latest version, GnuCash 2.0.0. Available freely under the GNU GPL, it is available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.

You can use GnuCash to help you track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. In addition, there is a checkbook register to assist with your banking management, based on professional accounting principles to ensure accurate reports and balanced books.


  • * Double-Entry Accounting
  • * Stock/Bond/Mutual Fund Accounts
  • * Small-Business Accounting
  • * Customers, Vendors, Jobs, Invoices, A/P, A/R
  • * QIF/OFX/HBCI Import, Transaction Matching
  • * Reports, Graphs
  • * Scheduled Transactions
  • * Financial Calculations

In this latest release of GnuCash 2.0.0, this milestone release includes generational advances over the last version. Based on state-of-the-art GTK2 GUI technology, the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) have been integrated together with GnuCash for a consistent behaviour and look-and-feel for the entire Desktop experience.

Major changes in the milestone release include:

  • * OFX DirectConnect which can directly retrieve and import account statements over the Internet.
  • * A “Hide account” feature to keep a better overview of your current accounts tabbed window functionality.
  • * The ability to create budgets within GnuCash using your account data.
  • * Support for Accounting Periods.
  • * The data file format has been improved with respect to international characters. Data files with international characters can be transferred to other countries flawlessly.
  • * GnuCash Help and Guide are now fully integrated with the GNOME Help system (Yelp).

GnuCash 2.0.0 is available in 29 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Norwegian. GnuCash 2.0.0 can be downloaded from gnucash.org. It is available as source code, and in order to install GnuCash, you will need Gnome 2, guile, slib and g-wrap.

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