[greenstone-devel] Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone v2.50 released!

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 28 Apr 2004 16:01:04 +1200
Subject [greenstone-devel] Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone v2.50 released!
In-Reply-To (14517-165-228-126-65-1081399811-squirrel-webmail-atebe-com-au)
Hi Graham,

Sorry, this is an important point that I always forget to mention in my
release e-mail.

Greenstone v2.50 will not install if there is an old version of
Greenstone already installed (on Windows, that is), so you will need to
uninstall the old one first. Before you do so, make sure you save a copy
of your collections and any other files you have changed. After
uninstallation, you should be able to install the new version without
problems.

You'll be happy to know that for the future we're looking to create
"upgrades", rather than forcing everyone to download the whole shebang
and uninstall/reinstall.

Regards,

Michael

graham@atebe.com.au wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Can we install 2.50 over the top of previous versions or do we have to
> uninstall and then install the newer version?
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
> graham
>
>
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > The Windows/Linux/Source distributions of Greenstone v2.50 are now
> > available for download from our sourceforge page:
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone
> >
> > This is a major release that corresponds to the UNESCO Greenstone
> v2.50
> > CD-ROM. It features many improvements to the core Greenstone
> software,
> > including a new (and already very popular) PagedImgPlug plugin for
> > processing sequences of page images, a new classifier that displays
> a
> > collage of the images in a collection, provision for incremental
> updates
> > of Greenstone in the future, and many, many other improvements and
> bug
> > fixes.
> >
> > For this release UNESCO have translated almost everything into
> French,
> > Spanish and Russian.
> > The items in this release in English, French, Spanish and Russian
> > include:
> >
> > - Unix and Windows installers
> > - Greenstone interface
> > - Greenstone setup scripts
> > - Greenstone README file
> > - Greenstone Perl module strings
> > - GLI scripts
> > - GLI README file
> > - GLI interface
> > - GLI help text
> >
> > This release also includes a very large number of improvements to
> the
> > Librarian Interface tool. The Greenstone Librarian Interface (GLI)
> is an
> > easy-to-use frontend to Greenstone's collection-building
> functionality.
> > It provides a graphical, point-and-click interface that allows you
> to
> > gather files for your digital library collection, assign metadata to
>
> > them, and then design, customize and build your collection. The
> > Librarian Interface comes as standard in all distributions
> (uncompiled
> > in the source distribution, compiled in all the others). It is
> installed
> > in a subdirectory of your Greenstone installation called "gli", and
> > requires a recent version of Java to run (you will be told if you
> don't
> > have this, and it is a free download).
> >
> > If you haven't already tried the Librarian Interface, now is a great
>
> > time to do so. On Windows, a shortcut to the Librarian Interface is
> > automatically added to the Greenstone Digital Library item on the
> Start
> > Menu. On other systems, the Librarian Interface can be run by
> executing
> > the gli.sh script in the "gli" subdirectory of your Greenstone
> > installation.
> >
> > We want to ensure that this software works well for you. Please
> report
> > any problems to greenstone@cs.waikato.ac.nz, or one of the mailing
> > lists.
> >
> > All the best,
> >
> > The Greenstone team
> >
> >
> >
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