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The Linux Genealogy Desktop CD 2.0 has been released June 2, 2006. It has been [http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2006/07/linux_genealogy.html reviewed] by Dick Eastman in his [http://eogn.com/ Online Genealogy Newsletter].
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The Linux Genealogy Desktop CD 6.1 (Released: 2010-11-29) (''The CD is available only for the x86 architecture.'')
  
This Live CD is based on [http://releases.ubuntu.com/5.10/ Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake)] Desktop CD and, in addition to the regular Dapper, features pre-installed GRAMPS, GeneWeb, and LifeLines applications, as well as GraphViz program to draw pretty graphs in GRAMPS. The CD is available only for the x86 architecture.
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Includes the following pre-installed genealogy software:
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*'''GRAMPS''' 3.2.5
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As well as [http://www.graphviz.org/ GraphViz] the program that draws pretty charts and graphs in GRAMPS.
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This Live CD is based on [https://help.ubuntu.com/10.10/ Ubuntu 10.10 (The Maverick Meerkat )] Desktop CD.
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In addition to the Live Session, this disk also allows permanent installation of Linux and genealogical software on your computer's hard drive. This way you achieve adequate speed and the ability to save your data, and can do real work with your Linux software. Everything is similar to the Live Session, except that this is a permanent setup.
  
In contrast with the previous release, this disk also allows permanent installation of Linux and genealogical software on your computer's hard drive. This way you achieve adequate speed and the ability to save your data, and can do real work with your Linux software. Everything is similar to the Live Session, except that this is a permanent setup.
 
 
==Obtaining the CD==
 
==Obtaining the CD==
The disk can be obtained via a number of ways.
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The CD can be obtained via:
* Centralized download. Thanks to the hosting opportunity donated to us, the CD images can be downloaded via [http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/ http], [ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/ ftp], or rsync (rsync://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/) protocols.
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* The SourceForge, [http://sourceforge.net/projects/gramps/files/Stable/3.2.5/ GRAMPS download page]
* BitTorrent download. Use these files to download and verify the CD image via BitTorrent: [http://www.gramps-project.org/files/lgenealogy-2.0-desktop-i386.iso.torrent torrent file], [http://www.gramps-project.org/files/lgenealogy-2.0-desktop-i386.iso.md5sum its md5sum], and [http://www.gramps-project.org/files/lgenealogy-2.0-desktop-i386.iso.md5sum.gpg its gpg signature]. Please keep in mind that the torrent downloads are provided by a few kind souls from their personal computers and that the speed and the very availability of the torrents depends entirely on them.
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* Centralized download. Thanks to the hosting kindly donated to GRAMPS, the CD images can be downloaded via:
* Purchase disks. An alternative to downloading the image is purchasing the physical CDs. The CDs are currently available for purchase in [http://www.cdfhs-aus.com/catalog/index.php Australia] and [http://store.roitman.org/ the USA].
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** [http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/ http] protocol.
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** [ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/ ftp] protocol.
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** rsync (rsync://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/) protocol.
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* BitTorrent download. Use these files to download and verify the CD image via BitTorrent: [http://www.gramps-project.org/download/lgenealogy-4.0-desktop-i386.iso.torrent torrent file], [http://www.gramps-project.org/download/lgenealogy-4.0-desktop-i386.iso.md5sum its md5sum], and [http://www.gramps-project.org/download/lgenealogy-4.0-desktop-i386.iso.md5sum.gpg its gpg signature]. Please keep in mind that the torrent downloads are provided by a few kind souls from their personal computers and that the speed and the very availability of the torrents depends entirely on them.
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* Purchase a CD. An alternative to downloading the CD image is to purchase the physical CD. The CD is currently available for purchase from [http://fstore.roitman.org/ USA].
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* Current and previous versions of the CD are also stored on [http://www.gramps-project.org/cdrom Gramps website]
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== Developers ==
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Thanks to Alex Roitman, the details to create the Live CD are now available for future development. If you would like to contribute to this please email the gramps-developers mailing list.
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* http://sourceforge.net/projects/gramps-cd/ - Sources for Live CD
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* [http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/uck Ubuntu Customization Kit] is a tool that helps you customizing official Ubuntu Live CDs. You can add any package to the live system like, for example, language packs, applications, etc.
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=== Ways to go ? ===
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* A genealogy tablet ?
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** I wouldn't dream of doing genealogy research without a real keyboard and a big monitor. 
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** A tablet may be useful for presentations (showing off).  Figuring out how to install gramps (a subset) on an iPad or a Honeycomb tablet (Jython?) might be a better use of time than spinning a custom system.
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** OTOH, making a nice UI for a tablet would be an interesting project. (I can just see a bunch of people I know futzing with Gramps during sacrament meeting. <g>)
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There is a [http://wiki.openembedded.org/index.php/Required_software#OpenEmbedded.27s_Software_Requirements script] for [http://wiki.openembedded.org/index.php/Main_Page OpenEmbedded] support or [http://www.buildroot.org/ buildroot], [http://ymorin.is-a-geek.org/projects/crosstool crosstool-NG], [http://www.pengutronix.de/software/ptxdist/index_en.html PTXdist], ...
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* Our [[GEPS_013:_GRAMPS_Webapp|Web Application]] as a local application.
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* Provide more [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open_source_software FLOSS] software: [http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Other_genealogy_software programs], [http://www.gramps-project.org/wiki/index.php?title=Other_genealogy_tools tools].
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* Consider Lubuntu or Xbuntu as a base instead of the full (fat!) Ubuntu.
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* The people I would share this with would want it to include PAF (works with wine) and Family Search Indexing (I still have to try this.)
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== Translations ==
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If after installation, your desktop is not fully translated to your selected locale:
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# have a look at Menu -> System -> Administration -> Languages support [http://packages.ubuntu.com/en/precise/language-selector]
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# or manually [http://packages.ubuntu.com/en/precise/all/translations/ download packages with your language code]. Then under a console:
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$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
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=== LibreOffice ===
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*[http://www.documentfoundation.org/download/ LibreOffice 3.x]
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[[Category:Documentation]]

Revision as of 04:27, 1 September 2012

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The Linux Genealogy Desktop CD 6.1 (Released: 2010-11-29) (The CD is available only for the x86 architecture.)

Includes the following pre-installed genealogy software:

  • GRAMPS 3.2.5

As well as GraphViz the program that draws pretty charts and graphs in GRAMPS.

This Live CD is based on Ubuntu 10.10 (The Maverick Meerkat ) Desktop CD.

In addition to the Live Session, this disk also allows permanent installation of Linux and genealogical software on your computer's hard drive. This way you achieve adequate speed and the ability to save your data, and can do real work with your Linux software. Everything is similar to the Live Session, except that this is a permanent setup.

Obtaining the CD

The CD can be obtained via:

  • The SourceForge, GRAMPS download page
  • Centralized download. Thanks to the hosting kindly donated to GRAMPS, the CD images can be downloaded via:
    • http protocol.
    • ftp protocol.
    • rsync (rsync://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/) protocol.
  • Purchase a CD. An alternative to downloading the CD image is to purchase the physical CD. The CD is currently available for purchase from USA.
  • Current and previous versions of the CD are also stored on Gramps website

Developers

Thanks to Alex Roitman, the details to create the Live CD are now available for future development. If you would like to contribute to this please email the gramps-developers mailing list.

Ways to go ?

  • A genealogy tablet ?
    • I wouldn't dream of doing genealogy research without a real keyboard and a big monitor.
    • A tablet may be useful for presentations (showing off). Figuring out how to install gramps (a subset) on an iPad or a Honeycomb tablet (Jython?) might be a better use of time than spinning a custom system.
    • OTOH, making a nice UI for a tablet would be an interesting project. (I can just see a bunch of people I know futzing with Gramps during sacrament meeting. <g>)

There is a script for OpenEmbedded support or buildroot, crosstool-NG, PTXdist, ...

  • Consider Lubuntu or Xbuntu as a base instead of the full (fat!) Ubuntu.
  • The people I would share this with would want it to include PAF (works with wine) and Family Search Indexing (I still have to try this.)

Translations

If after installation, your desktop is not fully translated to your selected locale:

  1. have a look at Menu -> System -> Administration -> Languages support [1]
  2. or manually download packages with your language code. Then under a console:
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

LibreOffice