Re: [greenstone-users] New User Questions

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 10 Sep 2003 16:26:01 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] New User Questions
In-Reply-To (20030909112039-3597-qmail-web10309-mail-yahoo-com)

Yes, you should be able to (it works for me). However, this may not have
been fully functional when Greenstone v2.40a was released. The
Greenstone Librarian Interface is still in "beta" mode, but is rapidly
getting more stable. We have recently had the GLI thoroughly tested
externally, and are currently working through the list of bugs and
suggestions that resulted from this. Expect a much more stable version
with the next Greenstone release.

Until then, you have three options. The first is to use CVS
( to get up-to-the-minute GLI source code.
Secondly, as a one-off I can send you the most recent GLI jar file, to
replace the old one that you have. Lastly, you can probably get the
effect you're after by creating a new collection, basing it on your
existing collection, then dragging all the files from your existing
collection into the new collection.

Hope this helps,


> Michael Dewsnip <> wrote:
> >Hello,
> >Thanks for downloading Greenstone, and we hope you
> >have a lot of success with it. You mention building
> >collections using the web interface and the
> command->line -- we also have a new graphical tool for
> >building collections called the "Greenstone
> >Librarian Interface" that you might like to try. If
> >you have version 2.40a of Greenstone, it is located
> >in the "gli" folder of your Greenstone folder. You
> >will need version 1.4.0 (or higher) of the Java
> >Runtime Environment to run the GLI (you will be told
> >if you don't have this installed).
> Thank you. This helps. I do have the Librarian
> Interface and have been using it some. I've noticed,
> however, that there is no .col file for the collection
> I've already created. Do you have to create the
> collection with the Librarian in order to get a col
> file? Can you "import" a collection into the
> librarian that was created otherwise?
> Thanks,
> I56