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Retrospect-GDS 2.0 (Final)

August 23, 2005

Retrospect-GDS 2.0 Final is now available. Retrospect-GDS is a web application for displaying genealogical information. The design of the application is modular so that new features can be added easily. A template system is included to make it easy to modify the look and feel. Many popular genealogy reports are available in both HTML and PDF formats. Retrospect-GDS also supports multiple languages.

Requires: PHP 4.3.0, Web Server, Database (MySQL 3.x, MySQL 4.x, PostgreSQL 7.x, Microsoft SQL (all versions), Oracle 11i (probably other versions as well), or SQLite)

Developer’s Note:

This release contains lots of little fixes, most of which are changes to the various language translations. In addition, we have a new Norwegian language translation as I mentioned previously in this blog.

There is one major change from the previous beta’s that you should know about. All PDF reports have been removed because the FPDF library that is used to generate the PDF’s is not compatible with the new Unicode language back-end. This has caused some problems and after discussing it with several people in the community I made the decision to pull the PDF report feature from Retrospect-GDS until a suitable replacement library can be found.

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