Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as a Folio Views replacement

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 24 Nov 2004 12:16:08 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as a Folio Views replacement
In-Reply-To (20041120061343-GA19595-mail-inet-hr)

>Yesterday I 'discovered' Greenstone, downloaded docs + package, did some
>'googling' on the mailing listis' archives, browsed through some of the
>Greenstone collections (there is even one in Croatian language :-) found out
>about Greenstone3...
>Before diving into all the docs (workshops material), I'd like to get answer(s)
>on a few questions, but I will fire one at a time :-)
>I have one infobase published with Folio Views and this it the only thing
>which keeps me bound on win32 platform (since I'm on Gentoo amd64, I have to
>keep dual-boot setup :-(
>Discovery of Greenstone means that I could use it for one of the future
>projects, but it could (maybe) solve the Folio Views issue too.
>So, my question is whether Greenstone is capable to serve as a replacement for
>Folio Views (my present infobase is around several hundreds MBs - compressed),
>i.e. to be used for preparing an 'Infobase' (aka collection) of utf-8 encoded
>Unicode documents which can be published on CD/DVD and isntalled for standalone
>offline-use -- browsing & searching?
Yes, Greenstone will allow you to do this. You should check that
Greenstone supports the file formats of the documents in your Infobase,
however -- Greenstone has support for many common file formats, but not
everything obviously!

Good luck,