RE: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone v2.53 released!

From Emanuel Dejanu
DateWed, 2 Mar 2005 10:32:16 +0200
Subject RE: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone v2.53 released!
In-Reply-To (4225441A-5020502-cs-waikato-ac-nz)

I think that will be good if you can update also greenstone project in
The last update is from Wed, Jul 2nd 2003 21:13 PDT (1 year, 8 months ago)

Best regards,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Michael Dewsnip
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 6:42 AM
Subject: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone v2.53 released!

Hello everyone,

We're pleased to announce that the Windows/Linux/Source distributions of
Greenstone v2.53 are now available for download from our sourceforge
page:, or via

This release contains a lot of new functionality, and is therefore likely to
be a little less stable than usual. Please give it a good workout and report
any bugs you find (see below), as we want the next release of Greenstone
(version 2.60) to be a stable release.

Important changes in this release include, in no particular order:

- A brand new installer (see below)
- Much improved GLI compatibility with Java 1.5.0
- The ability to import documents exported from DSpace, and vice versa
- A smarter HTMLPlug that blocks the images in the HTML files it processes,
and no others
- New GLI metadata sets: Qualified Dublin Core, NZGLS, AGLS, and RFC 1807
- Lucene building support (for real this time!)
- An improved and much more bandwidth-efficient GLI applet
- Support for subfields in the Greenstone Editor for Metadata Sets (GEMS)
- ...and many many other improvements and bug fixes

The new installer for Greenstone is built using the same multi-platform
installation technology that has been used for the Greenstone Language
Packs. The obvious advantage of this is that we only have to maintain one
installer, rather than one for each of our target platforms (Windows, Linux,
Mac). Additionally, this new technology makes it easier for us to release
patches and upgrades.

The disadvantage of the new installer is that it requires Java to be
installed on your system. Most machines already have Java installed, but if
yours doesn't you can download it for free from
You will also need Java to run the Greenstone Librarian Interface, which we
recommend you use. (On Linux machines, you can run the old Unix/
installer instead of the new setupLinux.bin if

We want to ensure that Greenstone works well for you. Please report any
problems to, or on one of the Greenstone mailing

All the best,

On behalf of the Greenstone team

PS New versions of the Export collection package, Greenstone Language Pack,
and Mac OS X binary distribution will follow over the next couple of weeks.

greenstone-devel mailing list