User talk:Gioto

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Using mediawiki subpages

The wiki currently uses them mostly for language translations, but as soon as I can get a full half day I'll be upgrading mediawiki and installing the MediaWiki_Language_Extension_Bundle and a few other goodies. Feel free to use subpages as you need, but don't use too many sublevels due language translation and user experience. Thanks Sam888 (talk) 03:32, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Ok will do, Thanks for looking after the wiki etc .. looking forward to the upgrade. Gioto (talk) 21:50, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

Begging for Help buttons and Help Links in General!

>> why do users even have to beg for a help button(s) , moving to issues section!)

Mainly because the Gramps project has been around for a long time (big ball of string comes to mind) and with volunteers they do what interest them only. Apart from that I can say that it looks to have been slowly improving with each release see the following issues 8888, 9042, 10919 the last one which has been closed (possibly accidentally as not all of it has been done!) and the associated issues. See also. GulliblePangolin (talk) 00:45, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Understood and thanks for the link, just a little frustrated, so much outdated stuff here! I'll keep chipping away at it at least from the wiki side. Gioto (talk) 02:09, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

tweaks to the Plugin manager

Hi Gioto,

Noticed you've been doing some tweaks to the Plugin manager description. Thanks!

The word 'view' has a different meaning in Gramps and may confuse readers. see It best to reserve it for referring to the central pane of the GUI for each Navigator category. The variants within a navigator Category are view modes.

The Plugin manager should be called a dialog or a window instead of a view. I was going to change the term but it looks like you have some ongoing work happening on the page. Didn't want to accidentally revert some of your changes.

Bamaustin (talk) 05:18, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Thnx I do the best I can. I'm aware of the meaning of "view" as I've been using Gramps for a while but I'm guessing in this case most readers are intelligent enough to discern the difference, but if you feel different it is a wiki so go for it and I won't revert any edit you make, but keep in mind I've not introduced the word view I've only moved it up the page have a look at the page before I started the edits. I'll move on as I see plenty of other outdated pages that need some attention :) Gioto (talk) 08:53, 22 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. I spent some time reviewing the wiki for explicit guidelines. The visual Guide to the Gramps interface seems to reserve 'window' for the main application window. Views are for the center pane cetegories, alternative view layouts are view mode plugins (whether add-on or built-in) So it's now consistent & ready for new expansions.
As I said I'll move on as I see plenty of other outdated pages that need some attention :) Good luck!! Gioto (talk) 00:33, 31 May 2020 (UTC)


FYI the Gramps Bugtracker contains some unreleased reports/addons. Search on the PATCH tag. Welcome back by the way. Daleathan (talk) 23:00, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Good to be back :) I'll take a look, Thanks Gioto (talk) 00:34, 31 May 2020 (UTC)