Archive for August, 2015

GS 3.07rc2 out now: Mac Mountain Lion binary now runs on Mac Yosemite out of the box

ak19. Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.

Good news for Mac Yosemite users out there (and possibly Mac Maverick users too): the current Greenstone 3.07 release-candidate binaries now include a JRE with the Mac Mountain Lion binary. This allows the Greenstone 3.07-rc2 Mountain Lion installer to now run out of the box on Mac Yosemite machines. You may still need to change the security settings on your Mac to allow you to open dmg binary files not created by Apple, as this is a new security feature on Macs, but otherwise the Greenstone installer and the Greenstone applications once installed should run fine on Yosemite too.

We’ve decided to come out with another intermediate release candidate, because the major change we’ve made are specific to a Mac binary this time. That means there is still time for Greenstone users to find and report on bugs, and for translators to add further translations and send these back in to us for inclusion in the upcoming official 3.07 release. Therefore, please do try out the current 3.07 rc2 release by heading on over to the Snapshots page, and let us know how the binaries fare, so we can improve them for the official release.

Greenstone website updated

kjdon. Thursday, August 20th, 2015.

The Greenstone website has been updated and simplified. The updated version is also now available in the GTI (Greenstone Translation Interface) for translation.

Greenstone 3.07 release candidate out (03 Aug 2015)

ak19. Saturday, August 15th, 2015.

Hello all,

The GS3.07 release candidate 1 (3.07 rc1) was released on 03 Aug 2015 and can be downloaded from the snapshots page. There have been quite a few changes and improvements. These have been documented in the release notes.

The 3.07 rc1 binaries available are for Windows, Linux (32 and 64 bit) and Mac (Snow) Leopard and (Mountain) Lion. The Mountain Lion release can be used with some modification on Mac Maverick and Yosemite machines.

We’re still working on the final, official release of 3.07. It will include a Java Runtime Environment with the Mac Lion release so that this can be run on later releases of the Mac OS that do not include Java like Yosemite, without Greenstone Mac users having to download Java. In all we’d like to make the experience for Mac Maverick and Yosemite users much smoother than it’s been so far.

In the meantime, we would like to continue to encourage Greenstone users to try out the current 3.07 rc1 release and report back their experiences, in particular any bugs or issues they detected.

We’ll keep you posted about the upcoming 3.07 release.