I thought I should probably give some kind of description and
explaination of the gramps project, so here it goes.
Gramps originally started out as a set of perl scripts to help maintain
my family genealogy site (http://members.home.net/allingham-capp). My
father is the actual genealogy wizard of the family, and he would send
GEDCOM files to me so I could build the web page. Since making changes
by hand to a GEDCOM file isn't exactly fun, and the perl scripts were
hard to maintain, I switched to python, and gramps started to evolve.
I'm also a bit of a Linux enthusiast. Since I couldn't find a good
graphical genealogy program for Linux, I had to write my own. My father
and a few others helped convince me that I should release it as an open
source package, so here it is.
Gramps is still in its early stages. It will have bugs. I also have
only so much time I can devote to it. That said, it is evolving quickly,
both in features and stability.
How can you help out? Even if you are not a programmer, you can help
out in many ways. These include:
* Using it and reporting problems.
* Helping to develop ideas and improvments. What doesn't it do that it
should? What would be really helpful if it as added?
* Documentation. A user's manual will be needed.
* Translations (I've had several offers here to help translate into
other languages. I'm still working on how to do that, and will let
everyone know when I figure it out)
* Graphics. The person view, family view, and pedegree view icons on
the tool bar are really lame.
If you are a programmer, and don't mind Python, there are quite a few
things that need to be added.