Jul 27, 2021

Gramps Version 5.1.4 released

Gramps is a very powerful and FREE genealogy program that runs on Linux or UNIX although versions for Windows and Macintosh are also available (again, free of charge.) Now the developers have released version 5.1.4:

A new maintenance release, has been released. Changes since v5.1.3 include:

Update translations: cs, de, es, fi, fr, hu, nl, pt_BR, ru, sv, zh_CN.

Update copyright date.

Fix probably alive if death without date.

Place editor, copy and paste of lat and long text no longer auto-populating latitude and longitude fields.

Fix for crash when changing views if part of toolbar is not shown because of a small screen when changing views.

Fix bottombar always showing after restart, even when not wanted.

Always use filtered collation names. Store the Sqlite3 collations in the __collations array to short-circuit re-creation.

Fix issue with German relation calculator fixed issue when more than 24 generations between the two people.

Add file logging for macOS. When Gramps is launched from macOS’s LaunchServices it doesn’t have a sys.stderr attached so the default stream logger goes to /dev/null. Use a FileHandler in tht case, writing the log to $TMPDIR/gramps-pid.log. This will help particularly in analyzing crashes where python shuts down as there’s no crash report in that case.

Fix libplaceview to avoid exception when mapservice is no longer present.

Fix References Gramplet for inadequate updates when other objects change.

Fix geofamily crash if a family has no father.

Home Person setting does not convey in a merge.

Fix CSV export of view to only put single CR character.

Add Media filter rule ‘HasMedia’ to list of media rules for editor.

Need to set locale.textdomain under linux. _build_popup_ui() ignores translated strings without locale.textdomain set.

Change category of ‘MatchesEventFilter’.

Fix issue where separator between top and bottom bar of View creeps up.

Fix Locations Gramplet (Enclosed by) to properly display certain nested places when the smallest place has undated enclosure and larger places are dated.

Fix Family Tree Manager drop error on Windows.

Fix exportvcalendar error is “is not” with a literal (Python 3.8 issue)

Handle not found when copying source from the citation tree.

Fix call to ‘file’ function, which doesn’t exist in Python3.

Fix write_lock_file exception when USERNAME is missing.

Fix EditPlace so Tab key doesn’t get stuck on Private icon.

Fix Tag report for places that have a hierarchy.

Fix exception when cancelling out of a db upgrade in GUI.

Icon file changes:

Install 128×128 and 256×256 application icons.

Install MIME type icons into the hicolor theme.

Remove gnome-mime- prefix from icon filenames.

Install application icons into correct directories.

Fix error in Birthday and Anniversary report. Fixes an error triggered when the first person_handle in the list has a death event, but no birth event and does not have family relationships. These conditions lead to the local variable short_name not being declared before it comes time to process death events.

Fix graphdoc to properly escape characters in ids for Graphviz.

Replace inspect.stack() with inspect.currentframe(). Works around Python issue #12920 which causes every call to inspect.trace() to fail because __main__ is always the starting point.

Fix crash sorting on columns in Selectors with TreeModels.

Fix progress bar freeze due to changes in Gtk.

Fix svgdrawdoc for text containing XML invalid characters.


Update PyICU to 2.7.2 in macOS build.

Update dependencies. Includes moving berkeleydb and pybsddb over from gtk-osx.

Further changes for bundling with Python 3.8.

Set __file__ if is run as __main__.

Add geocode-glib to build.

See the changelog for more details.

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