On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Vladimir Perić <vlada.peric@...> wrote:
> On 7/26/12, Doug Blank <doug.blank@...> wrote:
>> As you may know, a web-based version of Gramps has been underway for
>> three years. It is now nearing completion! You can always see the
>> latest version running at:
>> Try it! You can view the site in three modes:
>> * not logged in - should see data of people dead and public. If either
>> a person is dead, or any data is marked private, you should not be
>> able to see it. Living people are marked with "[Living]" (as
>> determined in Preferences -> Text).
>> * logged in as regular user, ID: admin1, password: gramps. You can see
>> all data, run reports, export data, but cannot change the database.
>> * logged in as super user, ID: admin, password: gramps. You can edit,
>> delete, add, import, and access Admin pages
>> There are still weeks of programming left, but the majority of
>> functionality is now functional.
>> * Uses standard Gramps Database API, so all reports, tools, and
>> plugins will work
>> * Database backend can utilize professional databases (SQL-based) for
>> collaboration and performance on Very Large Trees
>> * Web design is based on CSS; you can change the way it looks under
>> User -> Profile (uses Narrative Web CSS styles)
>> * All file formats (GEDCOM, Gramps XML, etc) can be imported/exported
>> on the website (import files must currently be on the web)
>> * All data is viewable; most is also editable
>> * Notes have markup which can be edited in a WYSIWYG editor
>> * Editing a person requires a "Reason for change"... should that be
>> added to all changes?
>> * All reports can be run from the website (currently PDF output only)
>> * History tab shows all past activity on an item; logging being added
>> * Lots of bugs left; still checking integrity
>> * Deleting an item may cascade and delete other related items
>> * Referenced item viewing/editing not implemented
>> * Reordering and deleting list items not complete
>> * Can't upload media yet
>> * No representation of pedigree yet (other than reports)
>> You can also run your own version (testing only!). Details at:
>> Let me know what you like, don't like, and would most like to see.
> Hi, this all looks great! I'm really looking forward to it!
> Is there anything we could do to help? Report bugs, develop X or Y,
> whatever? I personally won't be free until the end of the month, but
> after that I'd love to devote some time to this.
Although there are still parts not completed, there are also those
that can be tested via the website. In general, if it involves one of
the major object types (Person, Family, Media, Source, Citation,
Place, Note, Event, Repository, or Tag) then edit/delete/add should
all be working. If it is property of one of those (Data, Associations,
Alt Locations, LDS, etc) then those are works in progress and may not
work and I am aware of those.
Things to watch for and report:
1) deleting one item deletes too much. For example, deleting a person
should not delete Family, Children, etc., nor vice versa.
2) adding/editing does keep correct results. For example, edit an
object, then go to the page again anew, and see if it reflects your
3) I've just started to test some functionality to try to make
Gramps-Connect act more like its Gtk counterpart. I'm working with
CSS, Ajax, and Json to make look, and function nicely. For example,
I've just added combo boxes to select mother and father on a family,
and to select a place on an event. These now have auto-complete and
search. BTW, this uses a Json/Ajax interface, so that it is
conceivable that other tools could take advantage. If you are logged
into the site, you can:
to find all females who have "Elizabeth" in their names. This is used
in the combo box on the Family detail page.
You'll also notice the beginnings of some mouse-over menus (on Browse
in main menu) and some other features.
4) I want to quickly add some functions for better collaboration: log
messages on all addition/edits/deletes, messages, comments for logged
in users who can't edit, email other users, full browsing of Log
entries, etc. But I have to get the basics done first.
Bugs can go to: http://www.gramps-project.org/bugs/main_page.php
If anyone has additional skills, please join gramps-devel mailing list
and we can discuss further.
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