On 03/26/2005 05:49:59 PM, Paul Clarke wrote:
> 1. The screen text is very small and changing the defaults under=20
> Xandros does not seen to effect Gramps. This may be due to Gnome being=20
> the controlling thing for Gramps and Xandros being mainly KDE (just a=20
> novices guess). Can this be changed?
Try running 'gnome-font-properties' program. I don't know if
it's installed if the KDE desktop is running, but chances are
it is. If not, try modifying the gconf keys, e.g the
key. If you have and can use gconf-editor, run it and find that key
in the tree and modify the size (10->12 or whatever works for you).
If you don't have gconf-editor either, try finding the present font:
$ gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/interface/font_name
and then give it a larger size, e.g:
$ gconftool-2 -t string -s /desktop/gnome/interface/font_name "Bitstream=
Vera Sans 12"
The first way is the easiest though. While you're at it, try
running 'gnome-control-center' -- it will let you modify all gnome
settings, including font and theme.
> 2. The screen colors also do not get changed by Xandros screen setting=20
> and are all too gray for my liking.
Either try 'gnome-theme-manager' or 'gnome-control-center' and then
look for theme. Pick a theme you like. We do not control colors
> 3. Is it possible to change the size of the images that you load in=20
> Gramps. I have loaded my 6000+ people file and some of the images but=20
> even if you maximize the window the picture is still small (ish).
Do you mean the thumbnails in Media View? Or the EditPerson window?
The latter has quite large main picture. The little thumbnails, however,
are not conifgureable yet. The plan is to move to the proper icon view,
so that one could adjust zoom, just like in the file manager's view.
Other than that -- sorry, apart from tweaking the code there's no way
to increase the thumbnail size at the moment. Sounds like a good feature,
> 4. I have been doing Genealogy for over 25 years and have used four=20
> different programs, two of which went belly up. If I move over to=20
> Gramps, which would a very large task, is there any guarrentee that=20
> Gramps will continue to be supported for the long term.
I don't know what kind of guarantee can there be :-) Gramps is
registered as a project on sourceforge for almost 4 years. There's
no sign of stopping development/support, and no intention from the
development team. Other than that, we cannot promise anything,
since everybody here is a human being and a volunteer. People's
circumstances may change (marriages, children, new jobs, you know)
and some volunteers come while some go. That said, neither Don
nor myself are not planning to stop hacking on gramps, and I think
that this goes for a few other people as well.
If you mean whether we are supported by any commercial entity then the
answer is no. Although, I'm not sure whether this is speaking for or
agains longevity. As the non-commercial project, we do not depend
on the with the markets, economy, buyouts, competitors, etc.
The code is free for everybody to study and use, so even if we did
go belly up at some point (e.g. some rare epidemy killing all=20
gramps development team :-)), conecievably interested users could
find or hire sombody to fix bugs and add features to the existing
And if we were a company and issued a statement promising support
for the forseeable future, this would not prevent is from going
belly up at any particular, as you may know all too well :-)
We were here for 4 years, and it can only get better! If worse
came to worst, the code is always yours to keep :-)
> I would love to use Gramps and get rid of my last Windows program and=20
> would like to get involved in its development, as far as I can, if I=20
> move over.
Please feel free to ask questions, file bugs reports, and otherwise
be at home! If you use IRC, drop by at channel #gramps and freenode.
Alexander Roitman http://www.gramps-project.org