[greenstone-users] Greenstone 2.73 released!

From Qiu
DateFri, 15 Jun 2007 14:45:28 +1200
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone 2.73 released!
Hi everyone,

We are pleased to announce that Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and
Source distributions of Greenstone v2.73
are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone, or from greenstone.org

This is an unstable release, and 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 2.73 release notes:
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The Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and Source distributions of Greenstone v2.73
are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone, or via http://www.greenstone.org

This is an unstable release -- it does contain many bug fixes and other minor
improvements.

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

Feature:
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- New feature: the Realistic book
A set of realistic books demo collections can be found at: http://www.nzdl.org/books/

Classifier
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- New RecentDocumentsList classifer for classifying documents based on the lastmodified
metadata.

Plugins:
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- 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 option to HTMLPlug (tidy_html) - if set, will use HTMLTidy to tidy
up the HTML to XHTML. This is needed if you want to use the realistic
book feature - Veronica.


GLI:
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- A skimfile argument is added to control the skimming of metadata.xml files
while openning a collection in gli
- The second half of speeding up metadata access and editing substantially
(particularly when metadata.xml files are large) by caching one metadata.xml
file in memory. The loaded metadata.xml file is no longer written to disk
every time a piece of metadata is added/edited, but only when a new metadata.xml
file is loaded.
- Fixes to Remote collection building. All requests to gliserver.pl now include
a timestamp as the "ts" argument. Remote building now supports profile.xml
files for mapping metadata. The Unzip class now writes any exception messages
to System.out and returns a non-zero value, so the error messages are displayed
in the GLI client/applet. Added remote Greenstone support for the "Rename"
option when right-clicking on a collection file.

Indexers
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- Moved mg, mgpp, lucene and unac into the indexers branch


Interface translations:
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Russian: Updated translation for the upcoming UNESCO CDROM. Many thanks to
Galina Bachmanova.
Kannada: Updated translations. Many thanks to K.T Anuradha
Hindi: Updated translations. Many thanks to K.T Anuradha
Tamil: Updated translations for the Greenstone interface. Many thanks
to K.T Anuradha
Telugu:Updated translations for the Greenstone interface. Many thanks
to K.T Anuradha
Malayalam: Updated translations for the Greenstone Interface. Many thanks
to K.T Anuradha
Dari & Pushto: Updated translations, and added configureation into
languages.dm. Many thanks to Graeme
Marathi: Completed translation of GLI dictionary. Many thanks to Shubhada Nagarkar
Romanian: Completed translation of GLI dictionary, and updated translations
of auxiliary macrofiles. Many thanks to Constantinescu Nicolaie
Slovak:Updated translations, and added new translations. Many thanks to Tomasfiala
Marathi: Completed translation of GLI dictionary, and added new translations
of auxiliary macrofiles. Many thanks to Shubhada Nagarkar
Gaelic:New interface translations. Many thanks to Gdmaintainer
Farsi: Updated translation. Many thanks to Scorpion
Thai: Updated translation. Many thanks to Yoyomimiyen
Vietnamese: Updated translations. Many thanks to Vankhang


...and many other minor improvements and bug fixes

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