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Genealogy software - request for a Pupget/Petget
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zippytex

Joined: 06 Feb 2009
Posts: 102

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


Joined: 26 Nov 2006
Posts: 607
Location: Chatswood, NSW

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
Posts: 824
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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