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Genealogy software - request for a Pupget/Petget
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zippytex

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Sep 2010, 15:20    Post subject: windows and succesful genealogy programs  

Let's see....Windows and Successful.........does not compute. I have used Paf, Roots and Ancestral Quest. Windows itself screws up all of them.

Roots has the best thing. Roots on a usb stick, the program and your data. At least when Windows does foul up, your data and program can plug into any computer.

Please, I want to use Puppy, but it we can not get gramps to work, I will go to Ubuntu. Anyone know of a pet for 5.1.1? Thanks in advance to all you smart people.javascript:emoticon('Laughing')
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davids45


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Sep 2010, 20:55    Post subject:  

G'day zippytex,

Sorry to hear you've had problems with Windows and certain genealogy software.

I tried this pet of Gramps (but not in 5.1.1):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=49722

but I prefer other programs for holding & displaying my family history data.

David S.
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Henry

Joined: 29 Jul 2006
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Location: Oregon USA

PostPosted: Sun 26 Sep 2010, 21:55    Post subject: RootsMagic & wine  

RootsMagic v.4 is arguably the best genealogy software. I have used it and its predecessors for years. It's for Win2k. XP, etc. I run puppy QNop 1.2 only now, and for some time I used VirtualBox also, mainly just for this program.

I dropped Vbox recently and now run RootsMagic on wine-1.1.39-p4.pet. There are some limitations: I can't display attached pdf documents inside RootsMagic (jpgs are fine) and some of the auxiliary internet links don't work.

I do have hopes of getting the pdf display to work (any ideas?) and it generates pdf reports of course. For data entry and maintenance, everything else AFAIK - it's fine.

Of course I run it in /mnt/home/ to keep it out of the save file. If you're moving it from a windows installation you'll need to do a search and replace to get the addresses of pictures and pdfs right for the new folder name.
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zeke varg

Joined: 16 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 15:58    Post subject:  

davids45 wrote:
G'day zippytex,

I tried this pet of Gramps (but not in 5.1.1):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=49722

but I prefer other programs for holding & displaying my family history data.

David S.


Has anyone else tried this Gramps pet and have any comments on it? I guess the essence is, is there any other Gramps pets out there that are more stable/recent?

For sure, having Gramps on a netbook running Puppy must be a powerful ally for genealogists on the go, being able to bring a compact workstation without sacrificing neither speed nor flexibility and versatility...
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jul 2014, 13:22    Post subject: Gramps full iso 2014
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Gramps is a genealogy program for Linux, Windows, Mac, and FreeBSD that allows you to easily build and keep track of your family tree. It supports the GEDCOM standard, allows fine grained privacy controls and can generate many different types of reports (descendant trees, graphs, connection diagrams, ....)
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zippytex

Joined: 06 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Aug 2014, 15:58    Post subject: gramps and roots4
Subject description: genealogy
 

The following gramps pets provided by muggins works for me. See,

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=68580

Also, Roots 4 works quite well with wine, but I cannot get Roots 5 or Roots 6 to work, something about GTK+????

I do not need all the bells and whistles. Gramps is my favorite for most things, but Roots 4 makes the best print-outs. When I am ready to print, I just transfer over to Roots 4. It's a small price to pay for not having to use windows.

I installed slako on my Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 and it flies like the wind!!! Smile

I don't know much about Linux, but you can learn a lot right on this forum. Thanks to all.
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