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3.1 is the newest version of GRAMPS, but it isn't quite finished. It is in a state called "beta" which means that it is nearly done, but there are still places that need some refinement. You can help by trying this version and reporting feedback and bugs. Before embarking on this you should first read this page.
A word of caution:
GRAMPS 3.1 is currently considered a ''development version'' and not for use on your real data. You can test GRAMPS 3.1 on a copy of your data though. See below for more details.
You should not ''install'' GRAMPS
3.1 as that will overwrite your regular GRAMPS. However, you can download and compile 3.1 locally, largely without interfering with your regular GRAMPS. Subtle interactions are easy to resolve for developers.
== Precautions ==
3.1 should only be used on a copy of your Family Tree data! Here is a step-by-step guide to doing this:
# Start your old version of GRAMPS
# Export your data using the GRAMPS Package
# Quit your old version of GRAMPS
# Start GRAMPS
# Create a new Family Tree
# Import the GRAMPS package from step 2
Please make a note of your Feature Request, or your bug here: http://bugs.gramps-project.org/ This is one of the most important things you can do to help the state of GRAMPS.
== Can I help
finish GRAMPS 3.1? ==
There is much left to be done. You could:
# Help write documentation on how to use GRAMPS
3. See [[Gramps 3. 0 Wiki Manual]]
# Help translate GRAMPS into another language. See [[Portal:Translators|Internationalization]]
# Test and follow-up on issues in the tracker. See http://bugs.gramps-project.org/
# Donate money to GRAMPS. See [[GRAMPS:Site_support|GRAMPS Support]]
== Installing GRAMPS
Now that you have read all of the precautions, you are ready to begin exploring GRAMPS
* '''Windows systems''': follow the directions at http://www.dancingpaper.com/gramps/.