Gramps 4.1.2 released

The Gramps team releases version 4.1.2, the “That’s no ordinary rabbit“.

Fixes and changes since 4.1.1:

  • Error converting python2 utf-8 strings to python3 str when loading data from database
  • Removing a parent place from a place leaves a dangling reference
  • Error during checking the database
  • Stubborn blank space in database won’t be removed, fix removing rows in flat list views
  • Database upgrade fails if default media path is not set
  • Error converting database after upgrade to Gramps 4.1.1
  • Error in a single place within the places section
  • Entries from the add-or-choose selector of Place/Source/Media/Note cannot be dragged
  • Enclosing places tab should work like other similar tabs, new place reference editor
  • Association editor refuses dropped persons
  • Error on opening twice an object from clipboard
  • Incorrect spacing in export assistant file chooser
  • New Event types are saved as a disordered list
  • Always display main participants
  • Place titles can now be generated on-the-fly by a place displayer, default is still to use the place title field
  • GEDCOM import of embedded notes attached to media does not work
  • Crash on .ged import; consistent.
  • Errors handling owner/submitter information in GEDCOM files. Only import researcher from GEDCOM or XML if the family tree was originally empty.
  • GEDCOM export does not export media attached to citations.
  • The fanchart view crashes if max generation is set to 1 away.
  • Sidebar Filters do not match placetypes in new placeview, two new filter rules (HasTitle, HasData)
  • Fix bug when family has no parents
  • Fix bad handle in explanation note for unknown event
  • Some labels now fit better on citations sidebar filter
  • Views in Geography should not always use the last option set by the user
  • Request for keyboard-controlled zoom on Geography view
  • Error geography view – Displaying main menu
  • Configure screen needs a file selector to select directory for “offline mode” files
  • Filter panel on geography view displays improperly
  • Detailed descendant report crashes, bibliography (citations)
  • Can’t disable box shadow in SVG descendant tree
  • Descendant tree graphical report, syntax error in svg output
  • Regression: Complete Individual report has partially-untranslated output
  • Events Page in Narrative Report not working
  • Gramps freeze after defining a report style with German cm values
  • Various problems with docgen.TextDoc.add_media_object
  • Report event attribute name is not translated
  • Records Gramplet uses wrong text
  • Closing detached gramplet causes python to crash
  • Cannot reduce size of gramplets detached from a gramplet bar
  • Gramplets don’t fill window when detached from dashboard
  • ImageMetadata doesn’t show metadata
  • typo on GLib call, used by an addon only
  • Fix error setting gramplet tab label
  • Check for active person in session log gramplet
  • Spurious spaces in CLI List Family Trees, tab delimited output.
    Print statements changed to assemble the whole line before output.
  • Gtk3 warning and custom undoableentry widget, see bugzilla_id 644927
  • Warnings: deprecated Gtk properties and errors loading theme icon.
    Fix: database manager dialog is inconsistent for older gtk+3 versions.
    Warnings: deprecated Gtk properties and errors loading theme icon.
    Fix: Error loading theme icon ‘gtk-apply’
  • gramps fails to start with gtk+-3.13.3
  • Places in data.gramps are not in the new Place hierarchy
  • Upgrade the version of some dependencies for Mac OS and Windows OS.
  • Keywords entry in gramps.desktop does not work
  • ‘Available Gramps Updates for Addons’ window not on top
  • Some text not translatable in context menu fancharts
  • Fix for Unit test
  • date inflections in, update for Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian
  • Better support for Serbian and Turkish locales
  • New translation: Icelandic
  • Re-enable Turkish support after a major review.
  • Updated translations: cs, de, eo, fi, fr, hr, hu, it, nb, nn, ru, sk, sr, sv, uk, zh_CN
See the Changelog for more details.
You can get Gramps 4.1.2 from the download page.


  • Frank

    Thanks so much for all the hard work. This is a great program!

  • Juha Mäkeläinen

    The new layout of Person tabs (Events, Names …) requires an excess wide window in order to see also the last, much needed tab (References). Navigating to there to hidden tabs takes a lot of clicks.

    One resolution could be arranging the active tabs (with some content in it) first, before all the others. Alternatively an icon indicating that there is active content hidden would also help a little. (For some reason the tabs are also much wider than what is needed.)

    – Another thing I have wondered is why the title of a place is not any more composed automatically from the name of the place (and surrounding place).

    [I am using Gramps 4.1.2 on OSX, language Finnish]

  • Juha Mäkeläinen

    And of course these questions are processed at

  • joe verreau

    I’ve really been quite pleased as I’ve grown to use GRAMPS. It’s a great application. However, I seem to have hit a little bump. I’ve been rolling with upgrades. I was just getting the hang of building place names following the change in ver 4.1.1 and converting all my previous places when ver 4.1.2 rolled out. Now I don’t see the auto construction of titles from the name value plus the enclosed by value occuring. when I type in the name field what I type is not added to the title field. I tried running back to release notes and reviewed the edit places section of help but I’m not seeing this issue discussed. Is there a config option I’ve missed?

  • Pelle Persson

    Hi, I recently downloaded Gramps and I’m very impressed so far.
    I watched a youtube video on Gramps, and I noticed that when adding Places, the Title field was filled in automatically when typing in the Name field.
    This isn’t the case in my Windows 64 bit version (GrampsAIO64-4.1.2-1).
    I’m wondering if this is an OS issue, if it is version based, or if there is a setting to be made that I just haven’t found yet.
    A reply would be most appreciated.

  • Adrien NUTUM

    1) The program does not install in the right directory (C:\program Files).
    2) Each time I try to add a photo, the program crashes and corrupts my database.

    Kind regards.

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