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History of Gramps

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It is important to know your roots, to know where you come from, so you can understand where we are going, and what we have achieved. Here is an overview of the history of Gramps.

The releases so far

Gramps officially started April 21, 2001. Don has written up a great blog entry on how it came about. A stable release however was only achieved on 2004-02-11, as can be learned from the Previous releases overview.

There has been major release about once a year.

The table below shows the main changes in some recent releases.

Version Release Date Schema version Notes
2.2.x 2006 important improvements
2.2.1 29 Oct 2006 support for MS-Windows
3.0 March 2008
3.2.0 15 Mar 2010 14 Modify Notes and Dates
3.3.0 11 Jun 2011 15 Add tagging and surname list
3.4.0 21 May 2012 16 Replace Source ref with citations
4.0.0 21 May 2013 Conversion to GTK3 and support Python 3
4.1.0 15 Jun 2014 17 Create place hierarchy
5.0.0 24 Jul 2018 support for multiple DBMS

Evolution of Gramps some screenshots

The sidebar in Gramps
2.0.x 2.2.x 3.0.x 4.x 5.0.x

Gramps sidebar 2 0.png

Gramps sidebar 2 2.png

Gramps sidebar 3 0.png



Obviously the sidebar is growing on every release. Originally the icons where semi-realistic, but Gramps has adopted the Tango style for its icons. The main window looks have changed by version as follows:

See also