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Getting started with Gramps master

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GRAMPS Gramps trunk is the newest version of GRAMPSGramps, but it is under development. You can help by trying this version and reporting feedback and bugs. Before embarking on this you should first read this page.
{{man warn|Warning:|A word of caution: trunk is currently considered a ''development version'' and not for use on your real data. You can test trunk on a copy of your data though. See below for more details.}}
You should not ''install'' GRAMPS Gramps trunk as that will overwrite your regular GRAMPSGramps. However, you can download and compile trunk locally, largely without interfering with your regular GRAMPSGramps. Subtle interactions are easy to resolve for developers.
== Precautions ==
GRAMPS Gramps trunk 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 GRAMPSGramps# Export your data using the GRAMPS Gramps Package# Quit your old version of GRAMPSGramps# Start GRAMPS Gramps trunk
# Create a new Family Tree
# Import the GRAMPS Gramps package from step 2
== Can I run my older version of GRAMPS Gramps with this new version? ==
Yes. See installation notes below.
== I have a suggestion or have found a bug. What do I do? ==
Please make a note of your Feature Request, or your bug here: This is one of the most important things you can do to help the state of GRAMPSGramps.
== Can I help with GRAMPS Gramps trunk? ==
Yes! You could:
# Help write documentation on how to use GRAMPS Gramps trunk. See [[User manual|Gramps X.x User Wiki Manual]]# Help translate GRAMPS Gramps into another language. See [[Portal:Translators|Internationalization]]
# Test and follow-up on issues in the tracker. See
# Donate money to GRAMPSGramps. See [[GRAMPS:Site_support|GRAMPS Gramps Support]]
== Installing Gramps Trunk ==
Now that you have read all of the precautions, you are ready to begin exploring GRAMPS Gramps trunk.
* '''Windows systems''': follow the directions at ?.
== Running parallel versions of trunk and branches ==
As stated in '''Installing GRAMPS Gramps trunk''', you can only have a dedicated file on /usr/share/local/xx/.. . If you want to have both the trunk and branches version with separate translations, consider using some '''[ Virtual Machines]'''.
At the moment I experiment with this setup:

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