Greenstone3.02 released!

admin. Monday, February 19th, 2007.

See the Greenstone3 home page. Greenstone2 will continue to be supported for a long time yet (years), but ultimately we see Greenstone3 replacing it. This is a beta release: it contains (virtually) all the features needed for Greenstone2 compatibility, and has been extensively tested. We have added a new section to the Wiki on Greenstone3, and in particular a new page entitled Greenstone3 for Greenstone2 users about how to set it up and migrate your collections (with a list of possible problem areas). Greenstone2 is certainly not yet in the past, but Greenstone3 is definitely the future!

One Response to “Greenstone3.02 released!”

  1. Tara Says:

    This software is not as easy to use as one might think. After installing, you find out you need ImageMagick - go to the website and there are a dozen versions of it - “Choose from these interfaces: G2F (Ada), MagickCore (C), MagickWand (C), ChMagick (Ch), ImageMagickObject (COM+), Magick++ (C++), JMagick (Java), L-Magick (Lisp), NMagick (Neko/haXe), MagickNet (.NET), PascalMagick (Pascal), PerlMagick (Perl), MagickWand for PHP (PHP), IMagick (PHP), PythonMagick (Python), RMagick (Ruby), or TclMagick (Tcl/TK). ”

    Furthermore,
    “Building ImageMagick source for Windows requires a modern version of Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. Users have reported success with the Borland C++ compiler as well. If you don’t have a compiler you can still install a self-installing binary release.”

    Nowhere on the Greenstone website am I finding any guidance on the above matters.

    Bottom line: Greenstone may be an easy system for techies to set up, but the average user must allocate a lot of time to figure things out.

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