Sam’s Greenstone Blog 11/7/2011

sjm84. Tuesday, July 12th, 2011.

Looks like I have some catching up to do.

My time is still mostly being spent on Greenstone 3, tidying up loose ends and making sure we haven’t forgotten anything.  One thing I fixed up was what Greenstone 3 does when GLI is started.  As most Greenstone 2 users will know, when you start up GLI the Greenstone 2 server window also starts.  Previously in Greenstone 3 nothing happened when GLI started (if the server wasn’t running then it would stay not running) but I have modified it so that on Windows the Tomcat window will launch as GLI is launched and on Linux it runs silently in the background.

I have also been spending some time working on the API for the new Document Maker facility that will no doubt make it into the public release of Greenstone at some stage (not 3.05 but maybe 3.06? It’s probably to early to say. Dr. David Bainbridge and I have been discussing the API in detail and I think we are close to finalising what needs to be included to support all of the operations we are planning. The next stage is figuring out how to do the things we want and then implementing them.

One Response to “Sam’s Greenstone Blog 11/7/2011”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Hi,
    I am exploring GS3, and I am practicing how to split PDF, but don’t see the option called,
    ” use_sections” anywhere in the Document Plugin area under design. Is it just in GS 2.84. I see that in the Search Indexes option, one can check the section check-box — but I don’t think this will do what the Document Plugin does. Help!
    Please email me at bak36@drexel.edu if you can help.
    Thanks
    Barbara

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