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by rmrichesjr
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: Agreeing to disagree - as a model
Replies: 10
Views: 3305

It would surprise me if the architects of the new system did not think of this type of situation and do whatever would make the system work in the best way possible. In the current beta, when looking at multiple parents, there is a way to specify which set/pair of possible parents you want to see. I...
by rmrichesjr
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Family History
Topic: 21st century syncing of PAF / FamilySearch / IGI
Replies: 34
Views: 8118

Combining vs. separating people in the new FamilySearch

OK, that's good to hear. Letting the users do the combining of duplicates is undoubtedly the right thing to do, but it has a downside: there's going to be a whole lot of combining to do. In the current beta, many of my ancestors had several duplicated parents and/or several duplicated spouses. Many...
by rmrichesjr
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: Organized Testing of PAF in Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 8879

I don't believe I said the MS core fonts were on the PAF 5 CD. Here's where you can get fonts: PAF 5 international unicode font: CD or download (the AllLangs version mentioned earlier). MS core fonts: download from Sourceforge. Oh, if you want to use a Wine version different from what your distribut...
by rmrichesjr
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: Organized Testing of PAF in Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 8879

Alex, I'd love to help you get PAF working for you. (I'm a volunteer maintainer of the PAF 5 AppDB page at WineHQ.) Please email me, PM me here, post here, or post on the AppDB page. I'd love to help. What version of PAF are you using? What version of Wine are you using? What's your Linux distributi...
by rmrichesjr
Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: PAF on Linux (or alternatives)
Replies: 36
Views: 14920

I switched to using Linux over a year ago. Recently I tried running PAF in wine. It went through the installation OK, and it searched, and found my GEDCOM file. When I tried to enter data, it crashed. No complaints, I didn't expect it to get as far as it did. So I went with PhpGedView , which was s...
by rmrichesjr
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Ancestral File (PAF)
Topic: Organized Testing of PAF in Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 8879

As one of the maintainers of the WinHQ AppDB page for PAF 5, I'd like to suggest making use of the existing documented channels rather than starting a new, disconnected effort. The AppDB page for PAF 5 on Wine is at http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=1706 . It describes the status, testi...
by rmrichesjr
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Webcasting
Topic: Data messages over church satellite network
Replies: 9
Views: 3623

At least in theory, it would be easy to get the data out of the receiver. The new Church satellite receivers are Wegener Unity 500s. The User's Manual downloadable from Wegener shows an RS232 port on an RJ-12 connector and an option for an ethernet connector, appears to be an RJ-45. (In earlier year...
by rmrichesjr
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Family History
Topic: new FamilySearch accessibility features
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

new FamilySearch accessibility features

Does anyone here know of any accessibility features planned for the new FamilySearch? I'm in the current beta test, and nothing has jumped out at me as a specific feature for the sight impaired. One reason I ask is the wife of a friend of mine is in process of going blind. If it's not practical to p...
by rmrichesjr
Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: new FamilySearch API
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

FamilySearch API should be released the following release after FamilySearch goes final. The API will include member authentication, read, search, and update all person information. Yes we expect there to be many desktop applications that "sync" with the new FamilySearch using the FamilySearch API....
by rmrichesjr
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Software Development
Topic: new FamilySearch API
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

new FamilySearch API

In another thread, a couple of postings have very briefly mentioned that there will be some sort of API for the new FamilySearch in order to provide more efficient access to the new system by programs other than a web browser. I seem to recall mention that an off-line desktop genealogy record manage...

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