KMyMoney 0.8 released

August 12, 2005

The KMyMoney Development Team is proud to announce the availability of
the newest stable release of KMyMoney, version 0.8. You will notice that
much progress has been made since version 0.6 was released. Existing
features have been improved and many new features have been added
including the following:


KMyMoney now has the capability to manage basic investments such as
stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and has the ability to retrieve price
updates from the Internet.


Reports have finally been added (no charts yet though -thats next.) The
reports are fully configurable and very powerful. Custom reports are
easily created and a link to any report can easily be placed on your
'financial summary' home page.

*Multiple currencies*

Support for more then 170 different currencies has been added. You can
even assign different currencies to different accounts and add transactions
between those accounts.

*GnuCash File Converter*

A GnuCash file converter has been added which makes it easier for those
GnuCash users who have been wanting to experiment with or use KMyMoney.

*OFX Import*

KMyMoney now has the ability to import OFX files. OFX (Open Financial
Exchange) is an open specification for the exchange of financial data
over the Internet, allowing anyone to exchange financial data regardless
of the platform or financial software they choose to use. OFX is
supported by thousands of financial institutions and is becoming the
preferred method of exchanging financial data in several countries.

*An improved look and feel*

Probably the first thing that you will notice about KMyMoney 0.8
compared to 0.6 is the improved look and feel which includes a new
default icon set and other visual improvements. The new look gives
KMyMoney a much needed update and a lot friendlier feel. Colors are now
taken from your system settings which makes KMyMoney fit better with
your selected color scheme. Many of the dialogs and views have also been
improved both visually and functionally.

*Encryption of your Data File through GPG*

You can now protect your financial data by using GPG encryption from
within KMyMoney. You are also given the option to encrypt your file with
a recovery key if you choose to, in case you loose your keyring/password/phrase.

*Calculator Widget when entering values*

Many people (accustomed to using one of the various commercial finance
managers), like entering values by using a 'calculator' widget. For
them, and anyone else who prefers to enter values this way, KMyMoney now
has one.

*Completion of data within edit fields*

When selecting an account, category or payee KMyMoney will take the keys
you entered so far and reduce the displayed values in the drop down lists
to contain only those entries that match. This will speed up entering
transactions a lot.

*Online Quotes for Stocks & Currencies*

Pull the latest price information for stocks and currency exchange rates
directly off the net from sources like Yahoo, Globe&Mail, MSN.CA or
Canadian Mutuals. You can even add your favorite source.

*Support for VAT*

KMyMoney now offers support for "Value Added Tax" for those who live in
countries that use a VAT system.

*"Anonymous" File Format to assist debugging*

When issues do arise that you are unable to figure out, KMyMoney now has
the ability to 'anonymize' a copy of your data file that you can then
send to one of the developers who can try to discover and fix the issue.
This is a useful feature when you need it.

*Online manual*

The KMyMoney user manual is now available online within KHelpCenter and
as a PDF file at the KMyMoney website

*Plugin Structure*

KMyMoney now has a new plugin structure allowing developers to write
full-featured plugins to extend the functionality of KMyMoney. We invite
you to try it.

*and of course, lots and lots of bug fixes.*

We would like to thank the many people who have contributed to making
this release what it is today including those who have submitted code
and the many users who have given valuable input and feedback.

We invite you to try KMyMoney 0.8. We are sure you will love it.


The KMyMoney Development Team

(Originally posted on by Michael Edwardes)