[clug-talk] Open Source Geneology?
rob at techcom.dyndns.org
Fri Sep 22 20:43:31 PDT 2006
Have you checked out phpgedview at http://www.phpgedview.net/
I downloaded it and installed it once, seemed to work fine for me, but
it wasn't what I wanted. For my purposes, gramps is better.
On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 21:22 -0600, Shawn wrote:
> Having done a little more research, it appears that GEDCOM is a text
> based file format, and has limitations/errors. It also appears that the
> standard geneology tools out there don't quite do what I'm after.
> So, my choices are:
> 1) use an existing tool and deal with it's templates and limitations.
> 2) re-purpose another tool to do what I'm looking for, and deal with the
> inherent limitations as they come up.
> 3) write my own solution.
> 4) forget about the project.
> I'm favoring option #3, but do not really have a clear picture of the
> requirements (yet). So, anyone want to hammer out the requirements for
> a multi user, web based geneology system with me? Maybe with these
> requirements we can better evaluate an existing system and save some
> development time.
> Shawn wrote:
> > Over the years I've taken a quick look at some of the geneology tools
> > out there. Thus far, the best I've found is gramps.
> > (http://gramps-project.org/) Has anyone found anything better?
> > What I'm really after is a tool that allows easy management of the data
> > by family members scattered around the globe. I know I can "tweak"
> > Drupal or Mambo to do the basics of what I need, but then you loose the
> > geneology specific features of a tool like Gramps.
> > If there isn't such a tool out there, anyone know where I can get futher
> > details on the GEDCOM file format that gramps (and other tools?) seem to
> > use/support. I'm thinking that if I can write a tool to create pages
> > from a common data file format I might be able to easily do what I'm
> > looking for, and yet change to any tool that may be better.
> > Thanks for any tips.
> > Shawn
> > (of course, I'm doing some web searches as well, but had to start
> > somewhere.. :) )
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