Changes

Jump to: navigation, search

Getting started with Gramps master

2,026 bytes removed, 19:00, 13 April 2008
no edit summary
[[Category:Developers/General]]
GRAMPS 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 3.0 1 is currently considered a ''development version'' and not for use on your real data. You can test GRAMPS 3.01 on a copy of your data though. See below for more details.
You should not ''install'' GRAMPS 3.0 1 as that will overwrite your regular GRAMPS. However, you can download and compile 3.0 1 locally, largely without interfering with your regular GRAMPS. Subtle interactions are easy to resolve for developers. Currently it is known that: # closing GRAMPS 3.0 on the Noteview will crash GRAMPS 2.2.10 on startup# create a filter in GRAMPS 3.0 that does not exist in 2.2.10 will cause problems There are easy ways to fix these, however. Having given these warnings, it is also true that every week it gets closer to completion and we need testers. So, weigh the pros and cons and decide for yourself if you'd like to be an earlier adopter and tester.  == What's new in GRAMPS 3? == There are many changes in GRAMPS 3. This section briefly describes the changes and their implications. For a detailed list of changes, see the [[Roadmap]]. === New Family Tree Database === Perhaps the most import change in GRAMPS 3 is the new Family Tree database format. This has a number of features. The new Family Tree Manager also has an integrated revision control system. This allows easy, one-click access to your backups series. For more details and screen shots, see [[Database_Formats#The_Future_-_GRAMPS_3.0|Database Formats: GRAMPS 3]]. === New Screens and Functionality === # Quick Views - in most lists, you can right-click and run a Quick View. Further, on a Quick View you can double-click and entry and be taken to the associated object to view or edit. Quick View lists are also sortable on their columns# Gramplets - Gramplets is an experimental new main view in GRAMPS. These are little interfaces to GRAMPS functionality. There are Gramplets that allow you to compute ages on a particular date (Age on Date), see events on a day in history (Calendar), see the top surnames in your Family Tree (Top Surnames), a TODO list, Python shell (with date calculator), a Session Log, and more. There isn't any real documentation yet, but you can find more detail at the proposal [[GEPS 004: My GRAMPS and Gadgets|GEPS 004]].# Notes - There is now a sophisticated method for attaching notes to any object, and a new Notes main view, complete with filter to find exactly what you're looking for.# Print Preview - # New reports - # New tools -
== Precautions ==
GRAMPS 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 3.01
# 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? ==
Yes! There is much left to be done. You could:
# Donate money to GRAMPS. See [[GRAMPS:Site_support|GRAMPS Support]]
== Installing GRAMPS 3 .1 ==
Now that you have read all of the precautions, you are ready to begin exploring GRAMPS 3.1.
* '''Windows systems''': follow the directions at http://www.dancingpaper.com/gramps/.

Navigation menu