[greenstone-users] Greenstone3 v3.03 released

From Qiu
DateWed, 24 Oct 2007 13:47:14 +1300
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone3 v3.03 released
Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce that Windows, GNU/Linux and
Source distributions of Greenstone3 v3.03
are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone3, or from greenstone.org

It contains a few new features and bug fixes.
Release notes are copied below.

As always, please report any problems or bugs to the mailing list.

Regards,
Quan
On behalf of the Greenstone team.

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Greenstone 3.03 release notes:
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New Windows, GNU/Linux, and Source distributions available:
Greenstone3 v3.03

The Windows, GNU/Linux and Source distributions of Greenstone v3.03
are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone3

Greenstone3 is a redesign and reimplementation of the Greenstone digital
library software. The original Greenstone project (Greenstone2) is a
complete digital library creation, management, and distribution package
created and distributed by the New Zealand Digital Library Project. This
is available from sourceforge at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone3/.
Greenstone3 aims to improve the flexibility, modularity and
extensibility of the Greenstone2 runtime system. It is written in Java,
and runs as a
Java servlet. It consists of a network of modules communicating with XML.
Greenstone3 retains the Greenstone2 collection building system.
The binary distributions now consist of self-installing InstallShield
binaries. Download and run to install. Ant is still used for running and
configuring Greenstone3. This comes bundled in the distribution.

Major changes for the Greenstone3 runtime (compared to v3.02) are listed
below. Following that is a summary of changes to the collection building
system (compared to Greenstone2 version 2.72).

New features:
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-OAI support:
the documentation can be find at
http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/OAI_support
-Remote buildling:
the documentation can be find at
http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Remote_Greenstone3
-external link support:
this is equivalent to Greenstone2's external link support
-The Greenstone3 Installer will install a bundled Java Runtime Environment
if Java is not found on the user's machine.

Important changes:
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-only Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is required to run Greenstone3
-synchronize the document retrieving and searching process to fix the
crash problem caused by concurrent accesses
-The Greenstone3 collection config file can be edited in GLI directly,
Greenstone2->Greenstone3 collection config file conversion is no
longer needed
-many more fixed bugs

Collection building changes:
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Greenstone v3.03 uses Greenstone2 collection building and GLI. This
release uses version 2.74 code which has the following changed compare
to 2.72
- MetadataXMLPlug can no longer be removed
- Interface improvements in GLI
- New 'NoText' metadata can be used to suppress the dummy text
- Download plug for downloading from a Mediawiki website from GLI.
- Can now double click an index to bring up the 'Edit Index' window.
- Moved mg, mgpp, lucene and unac into the indexers branch
- New CONENTdmPlug plugin for collections in the CONTENTdm digital library
- New option for GenericList: partition_name_length, many thanks to
Jens Wille.
New option for GenericList: sort_using_unicode_collation, which uses the
Unicode::Collate module to sort Unicode values better (eg. e with acute
is sorted with the other e values, not after everything else).
- New RecentDocumentsList classifer for classifying documents based on
the lastmodified metadata.