Gramps 4.0.1 released

Version 4.0.1, the “What is washing when we are on the verge of a great scientific breakthrough?“, has been released. 

This is a maintenance release for the next generation of Gramps, don’t upgrade before verifying your system can run it.

Changes since Gramps 4.0.0:

  • Gtk3: fix menu on person editor and Geography views, convert deprecated code for the indicator in entryfield
  • Gedcom: Fix crash on export when there are addresses, fix space on ID
  • Disallow bookmarking a source in the Citation Tree View
  • Better RTL support on Pedigreeview and position for gramplets
  • Fix bad scaling in address editor
  • Fix crash on ancestor chart report
  • Fix navigation issues with selected line
  • Fix size of the ‘Tip of the day’ dialog
  • Fix right-click on tables in Quick Views
  • Fix cursor corruption on Pedigree view
  • Improvements when exporting via CLI
  • Reports: Various fixes on dialogs, output file formats and cleanup on error messages
  • MacOS: Fix bad filename on Gramps URL, osm-gps-map revision, image paths, resource-path file, maclocale
  • Move the HTML resources from gramps/plugins/webstuff to Data and Images
  • Alternate Names in Person Details Gramplet (patch by Heinz Brinker)
  • New holidays, date and relationship handlers for Ukrainian
  • Enhancements for testing localized Relationship handlers (contribution by Fedir)
  • More names and events on data.gramps sample
  • Translations updated: cs, de, es, fr, hu, nb, nl, ru, uk, and new support for Arabic

Installation status

OS X: Mac OS X will see an official installer shortly after release with all components
Linux: We expect Linux packages for different distributions. Gramps 4.0 will only work on distributions released since October 2012, use virtualbox for older distributions. Some optional dependencies are not available yet on most distribution at the time of release. If you want those, you need to install them from source, see Ubuntu derivatives walkthrough in the installation guide for these. Specifically for Ubuntu derivatives spell checking, geography view and exiv image data require installation of source components.
Windows: Much work has been done the last months to obtain the stack needed for Gramps on Windows. At the moment only a rough guide on source installation is present. We hope this will allow windows developers to construct an AIO installer as for the 3.4 version.
See the Changelog for more details.
You can get Gramps 4.0.1 from the download page.


  • jason

    have windows…still cant use it 🙁

  • Ron

    Yup. Can’t install in Windows XP 32bit. 🙁

  • Francisco

    I look forward to the OS X installer.

  • jason

    @ ron i know…it sucks right? i guess we have to be patient. ive been looking forward to finishing up some things but dont wanna start til i see the new version for windows

  • Mirko Cajic

    Using Linux, but I see that you still does’t have a option in Descendant Graphical report to make a tree from top to bottom, still it’s from left to right!

  • Edward

    It would be my hope that, starting soon, GRAMPS for Windows can be developed as a 64-bit application with an understanding from the GRAMPS community that legacy systems cannot be supported indefinitely. Windows 32-bit applications are yesterday’s technology, and it’s probably too much of a burden on GRAMPS developers to maintain compatibility with 32-bit Windows environments. Too many exciting possibilities lie ahead. It might be best to focus on 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8. Thanks!

  • jelabarre


    So for all those people with “legacy” systems you are so intent on abandoning; are you planning on buying them all new systems to replace the perfectly-functional ones they already have? No??? Then shut up with your “go abandon the legacy systems” talk

  • Jan

    Hi Gramps team,

    Gramps 4-0-1 works like a charm!!
    Installed on Linux Ubuntu 13.04. I never had worked with Ubuntu so I had to get used to the menu bar that is not linked to the application window itself but is attached at the very top of the desktop.

    And Gramps? With all great documentation I can easily find my way in this nice application!!
    I now use it with almost 10000 names stored.
    All neatly imported via GEDCOM-file.

    So thanks for this great job you’ve done!!

  • rjerome

    There is an experimental version with sources for Windows OS, see unstable section.

    Unfortunately, there is few back reports.

  • Michel


    Sure it is nasty that you will need to stop working with a system that will not be supported soon anymore. But note that developing for ancient systems takes up a lot of work, work that should be put into new developments, based on options that are available from now or in the near future.

    And note that if you have a perfectly working old version, then keep using that, but don’t hold back the new version developments.

    @Edward: +1

  • Rob

    I’ve been running Ubuntu for years because I became fedup with Windows. Anyway I just typed “gramps” in the search box (see Note1) and clicked install, then started typing this.

    I expect that unlike proprietary products Gramps being open source has less risk of locking you out of your nicely formatted family tree in the future. Keep a backup of data on another PC.

    Note1: It was installed and running at this point.

  • Rob


    If you have a legacy system try something like Ubuntu on it, you may be surprised how much better it goes. For a fraction of the money saved on a new system you could buy a support contract or just use ubuntuforums for DIY help. After saying all this I hope Gramps supports Linux into the future!

  • barbara paul

    can anyone help me, I have just bought this software and have no idea how to start using it. I have my families family tree on an excel spread sheet and was hoping to transfere it onto a more manageble site. Alas I can’t even work out how to start building a family tree let alone transfere. i must be thick because everyone says how easy it is but I can’t undersatand it. We have windows 7.

  • Josip

    All manuals are available on-line at
    where you can choose between Gramps version and language

  • johnpavers

    Gramps sounds great and the website is flash. I WANT it! But I’ve spent the last twenty minutes trying to find a 32bit download to suit my machine and win7. Surely system requirements and applicabilities should be PROMINENT? I am placing this gripe here because there is absolutely no where else I can find on the Gramps website where you can get in touch with anyone to let them know that they must be missing hundreds of thousands of naive users either by pushing them into going somewhere else or by forcing them to download 64 bit programs which then fail to work on their machine! Shiiiiish!

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