Gramps 4.2.4 released

Today, the Gramps team releases version 4.2.4,
a maintenance release. Think on backup before upgrade!

Fixes and changes since 4.2.3 release:

  • fixes for the PHON, FAX, EMAIL and WWW Gedcom tags to support Gedcom v5.5.1
  • use more relative import
  • Support for FTM and others Custom Gedcom Event Tags on import
  • fix ‘_deeprelationshippath’ filter rule
  • Narrativeweb: some dates are incorrect in tar archive.
  • MacOS: Update graphviz to 2.38 and change to a binary launcher in app bundles.
  • Gramps crashes when closed while exporting
  • Some events are not shown in familymaps page.
  • Remove old debug bloc on place selection.
  • Add GUI and CLI config option to allow easy setting
  • Chinese characters are not rendered properly in pdf reports
  • Support v5.5.1 OBJE/FORM/MEDI tag on embedded OBJE
  • Sorting of Sources on gedcom
  • Change “class xxx(object)” to “class xxx”
  • Use “with open” instead of “try: except:”
  • Change “raise NotImplemented” to “raise NotImplementedError()”
  • Add new argument to IsEnclosedByRule
  • Narrativeweb: place title must agree the configuration
  • Improvements on CSV file format support
  • update Finnish holidays
  • Some strings in tools and report dialogs will not translate
  • Gedcom import improvements in media area to support v5.5.1 and FTM
  • Trailing whitespace
  • Gedcom import of FTM .ged file containing _LINK tags not supported
  • Change pycairo-python3 to pycairo.
  • pycairo for python2 is now py2cairo.
  • Remove pango modules from bundle, pango no longer uses them.
  • Gedcom import loses spaces in text fields from FTM
  • Gedcom import of FTM file containing _PHOTO tags
  • Missed initializer
  • Attempting to select an “Available item” for the Book Report gives an error
  • Fix for either valid or invalid FTM Gedcom
  • Gedcom import of FTM file with OCCU record crashes import
  • crash – ‘NoneType’ object has no attribute ‘get_child_ref_list’
  • Family Page maps are non-functional in Narrative Web report
  • Gedcom import loses spaces in text fields from FTM
  • String not translated in geoplaces
  • Descendant Report does not recognise auto. place title generation
  • Translated text will not be printed in the program
  • Geography: Attempting to print crashes (add parent to dialog)
  • GEDCOM doesn’t accept CR as a line terminator
  • Wrong Numeric date format for cs_CZ locale
  • Narrativeweb: inconsistent & incomplete display of place hierarchy labels
  • Narratedweb: surname listing errors for people with multiple partners
  • In “Verify” people w/ death event w/o date are not thought dead
  • While starting gramps, it fails to pop up “tips of the day”
  • GEDCOM import in CLI mode with .ged file containing ANSEL encoding tries to pop up gui
  • fix merge conflict
  • Use first matching name when generating place titles
  • GEDCOM import with media files that have no path fails
  • [Geography] Geoclose and mother handle
  • place names empty if Gedcom ADDR record contains no street
  • Tidy up place configuration options
  • Use CSS to fade background colour in ValidatableMaskedEntry
  • crash on GEDCOM import with empty _AKA lines
  • Add inclusive option to IsEnclosedBy rule
  • Saving/closing new person window with Alt-o does not find gender
  • Fix to allow deferred translation of place type
  • Include all place types in place report
  • Allow place selection both individually and by filter on textual report
  • Expand tree in selectors automatically
  • Fix Encloses gramplet to display correct place references
  • Update for appdata stuff
  • UnboundLocalError on ODF doc backend
  • Media Preview: wrong frame
  • fix signals
  • GEDCOM import PLAC:FORM in local mode doesn’t work
  • fix empty Place Alternate Names on import
  • Merge unit test for PlaceCheck not working correctly
  • GEDCOM import some Place Names & Titles are blank
  • GEDCOM import PLAC or ADDR attached Notes etc. are lost
  • Gramps not appearing in Gnome Software
  • fix broken GEDCOM import PLAC:FORM handling
  • Place Alt Names gets duplicated entries
  • Multiple GEDCOM imports creates duplicate event IDs
  • The place page in webreport is complete mess
  • Gallery tab of Source view does not display .ods files
  • Narrated Web report – Individual sort order not correct on the Surnames tab
  • Specify required GtkSpell and GExiv2 version
  • Narrated web report link to thumbnails is broken on certain pages
  • Narrated Web report – Individual page sort order has changed
  • Gramps reports that it can’t find dictionaries.
  • Turns out it was really that enchant couldn’t find its backend because an environment variable wasn’t set.
  • Update translations: cs, da, de, fi, fr, hu, pt_BR, ru, sl

For changes before an upgrade, see also What is New? page.

You can get Gramps 4.2.4 from the GitHub page.

Many contributions via github for this release.
Thank you all! See Changelog for more details.


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  • Feodora

    After installing der german version on a windosws vist PC I got this I trying to start gramps : “wcstok_s” was not found in DLL “msvcrt.dll”

    What is the solution?

  • rjerome

    This section for comments is not designed for discussions.
    You should rather post via these ways.

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