Greenstone 3.06 release out now

ak19. Thursday, November 13th, 2014.

Hello all!

On 6 Nov we released the final binaries of Greenstone 3.06. There are binaries available for the following operating systems:

  • Windows,
  • Linux 32-bit and 64-bit machines and
  • Mac OS Leopard, for Leopards and Snow Leopards
  • Mac OS Mountain Lion for Mountain Lion, Maverick (and possibly the older Lion, but untested on there)

For those who want to compile 3.06 up from source, there is the 3.06 “source distribution” package.
Those who have installed the binary and who eventually want to recompile can top up their binary installation with the 3.06 “source component”.

You can get the binary for your operating system from the Greenstone 3 home page’s Download section at

http://www.greenstone.org/greenstone3-home

The source component and source distribution zip files are available from the same page as well.

The 3.06 Release Notes are at

http://wiki.greenstone.org/doku.php?id=en:release:3.06_release_notes

These contain instructions on how to install the binaries, or compile with the source distribution or source component for your operating system, as well as information on the basic of use Greenstone and its new features. The release notes may get modified and expanded over time, as questions appear.

For those who want to follow along with the Greenstone 3 tutorials, these are at

http://wiki.greenstone.org/doku.php?id=en:tutorials

Make sure to select the “Greenstone 3″ tab.

An example of the kind of interfaces now possible with Greenstone 3 can be viewed at

http://www.music-ir.org/gc14ux-ex/thankyou-library/collection/basic-implementation/page/about

If you’re wondering about how to port Greenstone 2 collections from Greenstone 3, then have a look at the page

http://wiki.greenstone.org/doku.php?id=en:user:gs2_to_gs3

It explains the use of the new Format Conversion Wizard that’s now part of Greenstone 3.06’s GLI and which automates some of the conversion process, while allowing you to interactively modify its suggested Greenstone 3 format statements. Therefore, copy a Greenstone 2 collection into your Greenstone 3.06 installation’s web/sites/localsite/collect/ folder, open it in 3.06 GLI and try out the Format Conversion Wizard.

If you discover bugs or encounter any issues, join the mailing list at greenstone-users @ list.waikato.ac.nz and drop us a message, and we’ll try to get it fixed.

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