Gramps is programmed in the Python language.
If you are an adventurous user, have some technical experience, or have a programming background, you might like to try Getting started with Gramps master.
You might want to start with obtaining the source code or have a look at Getting started with Gramps development. Once you have the code, writing a report or a quick report is a great way to learn to navigate through the codebase; see also Addons development. After getting familiar with Gramps, you might want to help work on a proposal, or make a proposal yourself you want to spend time on. Both can be done at the Proposals Portal, in collaboration with the bug/feature tracker.
- Getting started with Gramps development - introduction.
- Getting started with Gramps master - advanced.
- Gramps-devel mailing list
- Debugging Gramps
- Using database API - basics introductory programmer's guide to using the Gramps database access routines.
- Signals and Callbacks - The Gramps signaling system used to pass changes in the db, GUI, or other sources to various elements (usually the GUI) that need to be updated when changes occur.
- Translation tutorial
- Programming guidelines
- Developer policies
- Official committing policies
- Project License
- What to do for a new Gramps release - includes process for creating a Gramps source package.
- Addons development
- Git tutorial - used for Gramps and addons development. (for Gramps 4.2 and newer)
- Subversion (SVN) tutorial - used for addons development (for Gramps 4.1 and older)
- Using the bug tracker
- Python, Gtk3 tutorial
- Gramps Code Documentation and simple UML (svg).
A good way to learn the Gramps codebase is by writing a small report. Database API and Report API. There is also a Report writing tutorial and a technical description of report generation.
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