* Release of the Linux Genealogy Live CD. Based of the Ubuntu Live CD,
this allows Windows and other computer users to try Linux and several
Linux-based genealogy programs (including GRAMPS) without affecting
their current system. This was also followed up by the Linux
Genealogy Install CD, that allows users to install Ubuntu and a
range of linux genealogy programs on their computer.
* The IRC channel (#gramps on irc.freenode.net) has become an active
center, where users and developers can interact. This has become
an integral part in the GRAMPS development, and all users and
developers are welcome.
* Work has started on the next major release (2.2), which will include
a lot of major new features.
* We started hosting a general Linux-Genealogy mailing list on the
gramps-project site. This list is for the discussion of any issues
related to Linux and genealogy - not just GRAMPS.
* Work is under way for a printed and bound version of the manual, which
will be printed by lulu.com. At this point, we figure the manual will
probably be about 250 pages, and hopefully will be available for under
* We have been included in more distributions. We are available in the
universe repository of Ubuntu and in the fedora-extras repository for
Fedora. Novell has also listed us as a "Cool Tool" in their "Novell
* We have had several favorable reviews this year. Linux Format
Magazine, Linux Magazine, and Linux Pro Magazine all rand articles on
the project. We were also reviewed by Dick Eastman's Genealogy
We are looking forward to the new year. We think even bigger things are
in store for the project.