The language packs are *very nearly* ready - my apologies for the long
delay on these. At the time I announced the 2.40 release, the interface
files had been gathered together, the Unix language pack had been completed,
and all I had to do was make the Windows installer using InstallShield.
Unfortunately, this turned out to be not quite as simple as I first thought,
and it took me a while to work through InstallShield's quirks and bugs.
When the installer had been finished, testing showed that (for some strange
reason) it did not work under Windows XP. Eventually, this problem was
tracked down to another bug in InstallShield.
Today's focus is on producing final versions of the Unix and Windows
language packs, which (everything going well) will have one last bit of
testing. They will then be released immediately.
So, the language packs will be ready in the next day or two (no, seriously
PS If you are very keen to get the new interfaces, I can e-mail
them to you. Also, remember that our CVS repository allows anonymous access,
so you can always get the latest changes to the interfaces (and Greenstone
too, if you're brave) as they are made.
Hi are the extra languages available for greenstone
We have copied the ones from our 2.39 collection; but we are keen to
get the others;
we are especially interested oin the Thai and japanese as we have
students from there.
(and our czech is missing a 'Titles A-Z' button -but I may have missed
it in the copy from 2.39)
!!Thanks to all the developers for a really great piece of software.!!
PS a greenstone ereserve trial is going live on monday here - unfortunately
only available to students here.
PPS People often ask about access control with greenstone - we are using
ezyproxy in this case.
Stephen De Gabrielle
Northern Territory University Library
Tel: (08) 8946 7009 from overseas: 61 8 8946 7009
Postal address: P.O.Box 41246, Casuarina, NT, 0811, Australia
CRICOS Provider No: 00300K
16/07/2003 02:44 PM
To: Stephen De Gabrielle/Casuarina/NTU@NTU
Subject: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone
----- Forwarded by Iwona Rohoza/Casuarina/NTU
on 16/07/2003 02:43 PM -----
Greenstone v2.40 released
Michael Dewsnip <firstname.lastname@example.org>Sent
02/07/2003 04:36 PM
Greenstone v2.40 has been released, as is available
for download from
or via the Greenstone
download page: http://www.greenstone.org/english/download.html
A big change in this release is the inclusion
in the Windows download of
the "Greenstone Librarian Interface", a tool
for collecting, expanding
and building digital libraries. It gives you
access to Greenstone's
functionality from an easy-to-use 'point and
click' interface. To use
this tool you will need a suitable Java Run-time
1.4.0 or newer) - you can download one from
. The Greenstone Librarian
Interface is also available for Unix systems,
and can be obtained from
the Greenstone download area on sourceforge.net
Another big change in this release is the inclusion
of only English,
French, Spanish and Russian interfaces in
the basic distributions. All
the other Greenstone interfaces (and there
are a lot of them!! New since
the last release are Czech, Galician, Japanese
and Thai) will be
available as a separate download in a day
or two. There are three
advantages to moving these into their own
- The standard downloads are smaller (by about
2MB), and many of you
will not get interfaces that you don't use.
- Greenstone uses less memory, and runs a
tiny bit faster, since it
doesn't have to load as many interfaces.
- New interfaces, and updates to existing
interfaces, can be made
available to you much more quickly.
Other important changes and additions since
the last release:
- A new plugin for importing data from perl's
DBI interface (eg. mySQL,
postgres, MS ODBC, Sybase, Excel...).
- A new plugin for parsing records downloaded
from an open archives
initiate (OAI) server.
- Improvements to MGPP configuration, and
a new MGPP user's guide.
- Updates to pluginfo.pl and classinfo.pl
to display more information,
and in a standard way.
- Many bug fixes and other improvements...
All the best,
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