Re: Greenstone v2.39 available for download

From John R. McPherson
DateThu, 20 Mar 2003 17:03:44 +1200
Subject Re: Greenstone v2.39 available for download
In-Reply-To (3E793C3D-88CC4C16-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Michael Dewsnip wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> The new version of Greenstone, version 2.39, is now available for
> download:
>
> http://www.greenstone.org/english/download.html
>
> Enjoy!

Hi everyone,

a very brief summary of changes that I know about. (There are probably
heaps more changes that I'm not aware of...)

You can get all the files from the sourceforge download area:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone
(and click on the "files" link).

* Because of work for UNESCO, the manuals have been translated into
French and Spanish.
Download from the sourceforge link above. UTF-8 (unicode) is now the
default encoding.

* There are now new Czech and Turkish language interfaces, as well
as updates to many of the other languages.

* mgpp support is now much better, especially on Windows.

* Strings in collect.cfg files can now be multi-line, if surrounded
with quote " marks, instead of one big line.

* The PDF plugin can split documents into a section for
each page (-use_sections).

* New MARC plugin for MARC bibliographic records

* The EMAIL plugin will now save attachments. (use the "-no_attachments"
option if you don't want it to)

* Language translation interface, for translating greenstone into
other languages.

* Mac OS X binaries are available from the download area (for
PowerPC-based machines)

* Windows local server should now be able to handle long urls, which
might have been causing problems in some circumstances.

That's all I can remember, for now. Other people might update this
list...


Documentation:

A Greenstone collection of the manuals, research papers, plugin
usage information, classifier information, etc:
http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?p=about&c=gsdldocs

The mailing list archives (updated at the start of every month):
http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=gsarch

And there is also the Frequently Asked Questions list on the
Greenstone homepage at http://greenstone.org


John McPherson