Check for Updates Automatically
As most of the applications that are available today (including their updates/releases) are distributed online. So most of them have the ability to check for latest stable updates/releases.
Visiting the GnuCash website everytime or requiring to subscribe to the newsletter is not really always viable.
Thus it would be great if GnuCash gets the ability to be able to check for its Updates Automatically at Start Up or periodically (that can be customized by the user).
Robin Vossen commented
Applications shouldn't do this, as it's your package managers task
This should not be enabled by default. I presume most organisations/businesses would prefer to close out their fiscal year before upgrading. You don't want new bugs or changes in interface to hit you midstream.