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Re: Gramps-users Digest, Vol 8, Issue 4

Erik De Richter




I have some questions on the Report Web page generation.

   1. I saw in last SVN that a help button was added. Great , but I got
      an error : Gnome could not find the browser. Probably not related
      to GRAMPS but if some one can give me some hints?
   2. I noticed that uploading the many dir's is difficult . That is
      clearly mentioned in the manual. But if I use the gzip'd tar file
      as recommended and I upload this file how do I unzip this file on
      the remote web host site? Also not directly GRAMPS related , but
      the normal user will have a problem here.
   3. I struggle quite a bit with the generation of the home and intro
      page generation. I made a separate file and used the internal
      option, but nothing appeared on the pages? Now by rereading the
      text once again I will try it putting the text on the note's tab
      inside the Media Object. Hopes this works. Any remarks or hints
      more then welcome
   4. In the manual there is a link  to the GRAMPS web hosting site but
      this seems to be depreciated ?
   5. I'm  always redirected to the on-line manual and I tried already
      many things to change settings. I think that normally I would go
      to the relevant topic in the manual when help button is clicked
      somewhere in GRAMPS , but as I mentioned I get the english V2.9?

Many thanks for the excellent program


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Re: Gramps-users Digest, Vol 8, Issue 4

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Erik,

Quoting Erik De Richter <[hidden email]>:

> I have some questions on the Report Web page generation.
>
>   1. I saw in last SVN that a help button was added. Great , but I got
>      an error : Gnome could not find the browser. Probably not related
>      to GRAMPS but if some one can give me some hints?

Erik, you have ubuntu installed. Dit you install the gramps-help package. See
Sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=25770&package_id=109309
You need to install gramps-help_2.2.4-1ubuntu1_all.deb too.
Did you do that?
If you did, can you give the exact error message? I suppose it is not 'Gnome
could not find the browser'.


>   2. I noticed that uploading the many dir's is difficult . That is
>      clearly mentioned in the manual. But if I use the gzip'd tar file
>      as recommended and I upload this file how do I unzip this file on
>      the remote web host site? Also not directly GRAMPS related , but
>      the normal user will have a problem here.

To unzip, you need to be able to log in on with your service provide. I do not
know if gnome has a standard tool for that. Normally in a console you can do
telnet: 'telnet [hidden email]', which works for some providers (those with
telnet access).
You can always install putty: sudo apt-get install putty. Then putty is a
available from the menu, and you can log into a machine with telnet or ssh,
depending on what your provider allows. Putty is easy as you can store
password, ...
To unzip: see http://www.aota.net/Telnet/unzip.php4, for the commands
to execute
remotely.

>   3. I struggle quite a bit with the generation of the home and intro
>      page generation. I made a separate file and used the internal
>      option, but nothing appeared on the pages? Now by rereading the
>      text once again I will try it putting the text on the note's tab
>      inside the Media Object. Hopes this works. Any remarks or hints
>      more then welcome

Yes, the help text mentions it, but not too exact. You have to make an
internal
note. The title field you can give something like 'footnote my website'. It is
what is visible in the note's tab that is shown on the website. Note that you
must use html tags and such for markup, so <b>bold</b>.
I find it easy to give some pointers to people in the database on the starting
page. To see how to do that, open my page:
http://users.fulladsl.be/spb11947/genealogy/index.html
and in the browser, press CTRL-U, to view the source. The paragraph tags
(<p>..</p>) are added by gramps automatically, the rest you need to do
yourselve.
As you are the Dutch translator, you can see that 'Begin' is a bit
funny in the
webpage, a webpage is collection without real begin. Perhaps Start is better.

>   4. In the manual there is a link  to the GRAMPS web hosting site but
>      this seems to be depreciated ?

Don should answer that. The link http://library.gramps-project.org appears to
work, so I guess the manual has wrong link?

>   5. I'm  always redirected to the on-line manual and I tried already
>      many things to change settings. I think that normally I would go
>      to the relevant topic in the manual when help button is clicked
>      somewhere in GRAMPS , but as I mentioned I get the english V2.9?

For me all just works. The dutch gramps.xml is not generated on running
'make',
so it is not available in GRAMPS, and hence it is normal that the english help
file is seen. If the make file is updated to make the dutch gramps.xml, you
should see the manual in dutch after install of the manual.

Benny


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Re: Gramps-users Digest, Vol 8, Issue 4

Don Allingham
In reply to this post by Erik De Richter
On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 07:04 +0100, Erik De Richter wrote:
>    2. I noticed that uploading the many dir's is difficult . That is
>       clearly mentioned in the manual. But if I use the gzip'd tar file
>       as recommended and I upload this file how do I unzip this file on
>       the remote web host site? Also not directly GRAMPS related , but
>       the normal user will have a problem here.

What I have found to be useful is "sitecopy".
http://freshmeat.net/projects/sitecopy/

If you keep a local copy on your system, it will upload only the files
that change to your host using FTP or WebDAV. It handles multiple
directories.

Don

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