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GDBI v13 (GEDCOM Database Interface)

October 2, 2005

GDBI v13 is now available. GDBI (GEDCOM Database Interface) is an open-source, cross-platform program written in Java. It can be downloaded here (sourceforge.net).

GDBI is a genealogy program integrator. It includes an editor and the lifelines report language. It interfaces to 3 GEDCOM databases: phpGedView, GenJ (GenealogyJ), and jLifelines. At the core is a common Java API to simplify adding more databases and editors.

* For PhpGedView users…
GDBI is a family tree editor that runs on your local PC. It is more convenient and powerful than the web interface.

* For Java developers…
GDBI is an API for using GEDCOM, so you can write editors and reports that work with several databases.

What’s New
* Added new GEDCOM import feature!
* Automatically save all PGV connections, added new options
* Began work on a local filesystem-based database

What’s Fixed
* Fixed several bugs in merge, especially when using PGV
* Fixed anonymous access for PGV 3.3.x
* Bug 1248950: allow last names with spaces

GDBI v12.3 Patch

August 13, 2005

A patch for GDBI (GEDCOM Database Interface), v12.3, has been released. GDBI is an open-source, cross-platform program written in Java. It can be downloaded at SourceForge.net). This is probably the last patch/release for the 12.x line.

GDBI is a genealogy program integrator. It includes an editor and the lifelines report language. It interfaces to 3 GEDCOM databases: phpGedView, GenJ (GenealogyJ), and jLifelines. At the core is a common Java API to simplify adding more databases and editors.

* For PhpGedView users…
GDBI is a family tree editor that runs on your local PC. It is more convenient and powerful than the web interface.

* For Java developers…
GDBI is an API for using GEDCOM, so you can write editors and reports that work with several databases.

What’s New
* Added an import feature for appending one gedcom onto another, but with no merging of common records. In BKEdit select File > GEDCOM > Import

GenealogyJ 2.3.2

February 5, 2005

GenealogyJ has been updated to version 2.3.2. This is mainly a maintenance release. GenealogyJ (GenJ in short) is a full-featured standalone Java application that can handle all of your genealogic information (GEDCOM compliant). It provides different graphical components for working on your Family Tree.

Official Site and SourceForge.Net Project Page

Changes:

    * Fixed bug using ‘standard’ EditView mode and editing Fams
    * Made GedcomReader more lenient on read
    * Added Almanac for Timeline

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