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{{man index|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Preface|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Getting started|5.0}}
 
{{man index|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Preface|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Getting started|5.0}}
 
 
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{{languages|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - What's new?}}
  
This section gives an overview of changes since Gramps version 4.2. These changes are also detailed later in this manual. Users of Gramps upgrading from version 4.1 or 4.2 are encouraged to review this section to be sure to take advantage of these new features when they start using version 5.0.
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This section gives an overview of changes since Gramps version 4.2 These changes are also detailed later in this manual. Users of Gramps upgrading from earlier versions are encouraged to review this section in older [[User_manual|user manuals]] to be sure to take advantage of these new features when they start using version 5.0.
  
 
= Before you upgrade =  
 
= Before you upgrade =  
  
{{man warn| Warning |Creating an archive alone to safeguard your data might not be appropriate before upgrading. In the unlikely event that Gramps 5.0 corrupts your database, it could also corrupt the archive. An backup of your data as outlined in this section is recommended.}}
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{{man warn| Warning |Creating an archive before upgrading might not alone be sufficient to safeguard your data: In the unlikely event that Gramps 5.0 corrupts your database, it could also corrupt the archive. A backup of your data as outlined in this section is recommended.}}
  
 
Before you upgrade, make sure your family tree data is secure. The best way to do this is:
 
Before you upgrade, make sure your family tree data is secure. The best way to do this is:
# Start Gramps 3.4 / 4.1 or Gramps 4.2
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# Start Gramps 3.4 or Gramps 4.2
 
# Open your family tree
 
# Open your family tree
 
# Back up the family tree to the ''gramps xml'' format or the ''gramps xml package'' format (the ''gramps xml package'' includes your photographs and other media files associated with your family tree data). Backup your tree via menu {{man menu|Family Trees->Make Backup...}}.
 
# Back up the family tree to the ''gramps xml'' format or the ''gramps xml package'' format (the ''gramps xml package'' includes your photographs and other media files associated with your family tree data). Backup your tree via menu {{man menu|Family Trees->Make Backup...}}.
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# Keep the resulting file(s) in a safe place
 
# Keep the resulting file(s) in a safe place
  
For more information, please review [[Gramps_4.2_Wiki_Manual_-_Manage_Family_Trees#Backing_up_a_Family_Tree|Backing up a Family Tree]].  
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For more information, please review [[Gramps_5.0_Wiki_Manual_-_Manage_Family_Trees#Backing_up_a_Family_Tree|Backing up a Family Tree]].  
  
  
After properly safeguarding your data, proceed to install Gramps 5.0. Using your operating system's regular installation process to do this will in most cases ensure that the new Gramps 5.0 installation will not clash with your older version of Gramps. However, it may be safer to uninstall Gramps 3.4 before installing Gramps 5.0, or make sure you install Gramps 5.0 in a different location. This is always necessary if you are installing from the source code. For more information on installing Gramps 5.0, please see [[Download|Downloading the latest Gramps]]
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After properly safeguarding your data, proceed to install Gramps 5.0 using your operating system's regular installation process. In most cases, this will ensure that the new Gramps 5.0 installation will not clash with your older version of Gramps. However, it may be safer to uninstall Gramps 3.4 before installing Gramps 5.0, or make sure you install Gramps 5.0 in a different location. This is always necessary if you are installing from the source code. For more information on installing Gramps 5.0, please see [[Download|Downloading the latest Gramps]]
  
 
After you install Gramps 5.0, you can open your existing family trees and continue working. In case of problems (e.g., after a complete system upgrade), import the backup file(s) created above to recreate your family tree(s).
 
After you install Gramps 5.0, you can open your existing family trees and continue working. In case of problems (e.g., after a complete system upgrade), import the backup file(s) created above to recreate your family tree(s).
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== Data Model ==
 
== Data Model ==
  
There are the following changes to the data model:
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Details of changes to the data model (if any):
*
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*...
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# No change
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<hr>
  
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* A Family Tree '''cannot be opened''' in Gramps 3.4/4.0/4.1/4.2 and Gramps 5.0 without upgrade.
  
Note:
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* A downgrade can only be accomplished by exporting XML and importing to the previous version.  
* A Family Tree '''cannot be opened''' in Gramps 3.4/4.0/4.1/4.2 and Gramps 5.0 without upgrade or downgrade.  
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* A Gramps XML file generated by Gramps 3.4/4.0/4.1/4.2 is '''not identical''' to one generated by Gramps 5.0.
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* A Gramps XML file generated by Gramps 3.4/4.0/4.1 is '''not identical''' to one generated by Gramps 5.0.
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* Gramps 5.0 is now '''python3''' only
  
 
See [[Database_Formats#Detailed_Changes|detailed changes]] for more details on internal database.
 
See [[Database_Formats#Detailed_Changes|detailed changes]] for more details on internal database.
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==Primary changes==
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* You can now choose to use alternative database backends.  BSDDB is still the default, but Sqlite is now available.  For power users, PostgreSql and MongoDB are available as experimental third-party addons.
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The developers believe that Sqlite may have fewer database corruptions that prevent easy recovery.
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* Options for automatic backup periodically and on exit.  The Backup on exit is the default.
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* Config: new database-backup-use-compression option
  
 
==GUI==
 
==GUI==
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* New color schemes allow a light and dark choice.
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* Additional color indications in graphs for Home person, Unknown Alive, Family, Family divorced.
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* Add "within <n> km/miles/degree" filter
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* Ability to be able to enter comma separated latitude/longitude pairs
  
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* Sidebar resizes better, position is remembered
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* Person SurName editor is more intuitive to use.
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* View Buttons order no longer changes with different startup.
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* Better progress indication for long running operations
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* Windows remember size/position
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* add FanChart2Way
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* Add kmls for the geography places view.
  
 
==Place==
 
==Place==
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* ability to search alternate place names when selecting place
  
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== Reports, Tools, Gramplets ==
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* new genealogy tree report
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* Place format editor and option for many reports
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* Date format Editor and option for many reports
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* option how to report living people for many reports
  
== Reports, Tools, Gramplets ==
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* ReorderIDs tool has been upgraded; can now work around customized IDs (like GetGov IDs).
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* Narrative web has additional options and appearance changes.
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** Allows output in different language
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** Date output option
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** Statistics page
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** Add option to Include all / unreferenced Media objects
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** relationship to central person on individual pages
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* Add thumbnail size option to family lines graph
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* Enhance the Descendant Report and Detailed Descendant Report
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* Complete Individual Report add options
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** enable to include or exclude Person and Family Notes
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** add option to include or exclude census data
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** option to include relationship to center person
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** options to include GrampsID, Tags, Attributes
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* Include all place types in place report
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* Relationship, Family Lines,  Hourglass Graphs options how lines are drawn
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==Import/Export==
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* Gedcom supports more non-standard 'tags' and additional standard tags
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* GEDCOM 5.5.1 Support Custom Event on export
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* XML export new compression option
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==New Addons==
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* Quilt Chart view: The view shows a quilt chart visualization of a family tree
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* Plugin Manager Enhanced: An Addon/Plugin Manager with several additional capabilities
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* Sandclock Tree: Sandclock tree using LaTeX genealogytree
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* Import and Merge tool: Compares a Gramps XML database with the current one, and allows merging of the differences.
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* Check Associations data: Will check the data on Association for people.
  
 
= Under the hood changes =
 
= Under the hood changes =
  
Technical stuff
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Technical changes.
 
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* Numerous changes relating to support for other Database backends (Sqlite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB etc.).
* [[Database Backends]] - completed [[GEPS 032: Database Backend API]] - Plug-in replacements for BSDDB. This allows the use of other databases as a backend.
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* Certain database corruptions (handles to non-existent objects) that were previously hidden are now regarded as errors. It may be necessary to run the Check and Repair tool to fix exceptions with a corrupted database.
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* Fixes to prevent the user from closing or changing the database during long running operations.
  
 
==Dependencies==
 
==Dependencies==
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= Further information =
 
= Further information =
 
More information.
 
  
 
== Miscellaneous ==
 
== Miscellaneous ==
 
  
 
== Localization ==
 
== Localization ==
 
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* Update translations: ca, cs, da, de, en_GB, eo, fr, fi, hu, is, it, lt, nb, nl, pt_BR, pt_PT, ru, sk, sl, uk, vi
 
 
 
== Roadmap ==
 
== Roadmap ==
  
* [[Roadmap]]: [https://gramps-project.org/bugs/roadmap_page.php?version_id=79 5.0.0]
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*See items related to Gramps [https://gramps-project.org/bugs/roadmap_page.php 5.0]
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*[[:Category:GEPS|Gramps Enhancement Proposals (GEPS)]] - See '''Released''' column for new items implemented in Gramps 5.0
  
 
== Changelog ==
 
== Changelog ==
  
* [https://gramps-project.org/bugs/changelog_page.php?version_id=79 Changelog 5.0.0]
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* See items related to Gramps [https://gramps-project.org/bugs/changelog_page.php 5.0] on the Gramps issue tracker.
 
 
  
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* See additional information see the changelogs for the test releases of Gramps:
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** Gramps [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/releases/tag/v5.0.0-alpha1 5.0.0-alpha1]
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** Gramps [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/releases/tag/v5.0.0-alpha2 5.0.0-alpha2]
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** Gramps [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/releases/tag/v5.0.0-alpha3 5.0.0-alpha3]
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** Gramps [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/releases/tag/v5.0.0-beta1 5.0.0-beta1]
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** Gramps [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/releases/tag/v5.0.0-rc1 5.0.0-rc1]
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** Gramps [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/releases/tag/v5.0.0 5.0.0]
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** Gramps [https://github.com/gramps-project/gramps/releases/tag/v5.0.1 5.0.1]
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{{man index|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Preface|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Getting started|5.0}}
 
{{man index|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Preface|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Getting started|5.0}}
 
 
 
{{languages|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - What's new?}}
 
{{languages|Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - What's new?}}
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[[Category:Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Documentation]]

Latest revision as of 01:03, 1 July 2019

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This section gives an overview of changes since Gramps version 4.2 These changes are also detailed later in this manual. Users of Gramps upgrading from earlier versions are encouraged to review this section in older user manuals to be sure to take advantage of these new features when they start using version 5.0.

Before you upgrade

Gnome-important.png
Warning

Creating an archive before upgrading might not alone be sufficient to safeguard your data: In the unlikely event that Gramps 5.0 corrupts your database, it could also corrupt the archive. A backup of your data as outlined in this section is recommended.

Before you upgrade, make sure your family tree data is secure. The best way to do this is:

  1. Start Gramps 3.4 or Gramps 4.2
  2. Open your family tree
  3. Back up the family tree to the gramps xml format or the gramps xml package format (the gramps xml package includes your photographs and other media files associated with your family tree data). Backup your tree via menu Family Trees->Make Backup....
  4. Close this family tree and repeat the above steps for any other family trees you have
  5. Keep the resulting file(s) in a safe place

For more information, please review Backing up a Family Tree.


After properly safeguarding your data, proceed to install Gramps 5.0 using your operating system's regular installation process. In most cases, this will ensure that the new Gramps 5.0 installation will not clash with your older version of Gramps. However, it may be safer to uninstall Gramps 3.4 before installing Gramps 5.0, or make sure you install Gramps 5.0 in a different location. This is always necessary if you are installing from the source code. For more information on installing Gramps 5.0, please see Downloading the latest Gramps

After you install Gramps 5.0, you can open your existing family trees and continue working. In case of problems (e.g., after a complete system upgrade), import the backup file(s) created above to recreate your family tree(s).

Gnome-important.png
Warning

Once you open a family tree in a newer version of Gramps or using a newer operating system, you generally should not try to open that database using an older version again. As always, the gramps xml format is the format to use for the interchange of your data in such cases. There are tools to repair broken databases, but they are for expert users, so avoid needing them by following the steps above before you upgrade your OS or Gramps.

Visible changes to the core

Changes visible after the migration: interface, data.

Data Model

Details of changes to the data model (if any):

  1. No change

  • A Family Tree cannot be opened in Gramps 3.4/4.0/4.1/4.2 and Gramps 5.0 without upgrade.
  • A downgrade can only be accomplished by exporting XML and importing to the previous version.
  • A Gramps XML file generated by Gramps 3.4/4.0/4.1 is not identical to one generated by Gramps 5.0.
  • Gramps 5.0 is now python3 only

See detailed changes for more details on internal database.

Primary changes

  • You can now choose to use alternative database backends. BSDDB is still the default, but Sqlite is now available. For power users, PostgreSql and MongoDB are available as experimental third-party addons.

The developers believe that Sqlite may have fewer database corruptions that prevent easy recovery.

  • Options for automatic backup periodically and on exit. The Backup on exit is the default.
  • Config: new database-backup-use-compression option

GUI

  • New color schemes allow a light and dark choice.
  • Additional color indications in graphs for Home person, Unknown Alive, Family, Family divorced.
  • Add "within <n> km/miles/degree" filter
  • Ability to be able to enter comma separated latitude/longitude pairs
  • Sidebar resizes better, position is remembered
  • Person SurName editor is more intuitive to use.
  • View Buttons order no longer changes with different startup.
  • Better progress indication for long running operations
  • Windows remember size/position
  • add FanChart2Way
  • Add kmls for the geography places view.

Place

  • ability to search alternate place names when selecting place

Reports, Tools, Gramplets

  • new genealogy tree report
  • Place format editor and option for many reports
  • Date format Editor and option for many reports
  • option how to report living people for many reports
  • ReorderIDs tool has been upgraded; can now work around customized IDs (like GetGov IDs).
  • Narrative web has additional options and appearance changes.
    • Allows output in different language
    • Date output option
    • Statistics page
    • Add option to Include all / unreferenced Media objects
    • relationship to central person on individual pages
  • Add thumbnail size option to family lines graph
  • Enhance the Descendant Report and Detailed Descendant Report
  • Complete Individual Report add options
    • enable to include or exclude Person and Family Notes
    • add option to include or exclude census data
    • option to include relationship to center person
    • options to include GrampsID, Tags, Attributes
  • Include all place types in place report
  • Relationship, Family Lines, Hourglass Graphs options how lines are drawn

Import/Export

  • Gedcom supports more non-standard 'tags' and additional standard tags
  • GEDCOM 5.5.1 Support Custom Event on export
  • XML export new compression option

New Addons

  • Quilt Chart view: The view shows a quilt chart visualization of a family tree
  • Plugin Manager Enhanced: An Addon/Plugin Manager with several additional capabilities
  • Sandclock Tree: Sandclock tree using LaTeX genealogytree
  • Import and Merge tool: Compares a Gramps XML database with the current one, and allows merging of the differences.
  • Check Associations data: Will check the data on Association for people.

Under the hood changes

Technical changes.

  • Numerous changes relating to support for other Database backends (Sqlite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB etc.).
  • Certain database corruptions (handles to non-existent objects) that were previously hidden are now regarded as errors. It may be necessary to run the Check and Repair tool to fix exceptions with a corrupted database.
  • Fixes to prevent the user from closing or changing the database during long running operations.

Dependencies

  • Support python3 only. ( python2 support dropped)
  • Need GTK+ 3.10 and pygobject 3.12 or greater versions

Further information

Miscellaneous

Localization

  • Update translations: ca, cs, da, de, en_GB, eo, fr, fi, hu, is, it, lt, nb, nl, pt_BR, pt_PT, ru, sk, sl, uk, vi

Roadmap

Changelog

  • See items related to Gramps 5.0 on the Gramps issue tracker.


Previous Index Next
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