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Web Gedcom Viewer

Web Gedcom Viewer is a full Web-based Gedcom viewer that uses MySQL or SQLite on the backend and Perl as the frontend with templates for easy HTML manipulation. Gedcom files are in the standard format exported by family tree/genealogy applications such as Family Tree Maker or Personal Ancestory File. Plugging in different SQL types is a breeze, as all of the SQL statements are centralized to a single pm.

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  •  19 Dec 2003 18:35

    Release Notes: The cookie system has been modified to allow for a more dynamic user experience. A simple counter and a simple guestbook are included.

    •  15 Jan 2003 00:34

      Release Notes: Support for SQLite, which will aid people who have no access to an SQL engine. SQLite requires no DB engine to run, as it is built off gdbm.

      •  08 Sep 2002 23:41

        Release Notes: All of the SQL calls have been centralized to a single class, preparing the road for future support of other database types.

        •  28 Jun 2002 20:18

          Release Notes: This release fixes an import bug that occurred when dealing with gedcom version 5.5 files, moves the code to a more object orientated style to work more comfortably with modperl, and adds minor speed improvements.

          •  07 Mar 2002 05:45

            Release Notes: This release adds a bitwise permission scheme for anonymous users.

            Recent comments

            30 Jan 2002 20:18 zmaginos

            Re: PHP support ?

            >
            > % I am new to the community, but I
            > am
            > % going to look at your code and see
            > if I
            > % can learn how to adapt it for use
            > with
            > % PHP. Again I am new and wonder is
            > there
            > % a reason you picked perl ? What are
            > some
            > % advantages of each ? major
            > diffrences ?
            >
            > I like perl and templates
            > (HTML::Template), Its easy for
            > development, building prototypes, and
            > html developers I have worked with in
            > the past prefer it over PHP since the
            > html is not embeded in the code. I have
            > not done any real development in PHP so
            > I would not feel comfortable making a
            > statement on the major differences. I
            > think perl does the job just fine.
            > Porting this to PHP should work well, as
            > you would probably even notice a slight
            > speed increase in not having to load an
            > interpreture. I suppose the counter
            > argument to that would be mod_perl.
            > Anyhow, if speed was my concern I would
            > just do it in C :)
            >
            > Anyways, Perl with CGI.pm and
            > HTML::Template.pm is a great combination
            > for web development. One could easily
            > say "why not do it in JAVA,C++,TCL,
            > etc ......"
            >
            > If someone really wants to be cool,
            > let them redo the html in this current
            > project as my html prowess is really
            > quite substandard :)


            This is a good article to read on the subject ....
            http://apachetoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2000-07-07-001-01-NW-LF-SW

            30 Jan 2002 19:17 zmaginos

            Re: PHP support ?

            > I am new to the community, but I am
            > going to look at your code and see if I
            > can learn how to adapt it for use with
            > PHP. Again I am new and wonder is there
            > a reason you picked perl ? What are some
            > advantages of each ? major diffrences ?

            I like perl and templates (HTML::Template), Its easy for development, building prototypes, and html developers I have worked with in the past prefer it over PHP since the html is not embeded in the code. I have not done any real development in PHP so I would not feel comfortable making a statement on the major differences. I think perl does the job just fine. Porting this to PHP should work well, as you would probably even notice a slight speed increase in not having to load an interpreture. I suppose the counter argument to that would be mod_perl. Anyhow, if speed was my concern I would just do it in C :)

            Anyways, Perl with CGI.pm and HTML::Template.pm is a great combination for web development. One could easily say "why not do it in JAVA,C++,TCL, etc ......"

            If someone really wants to be cool, let them redo the html in this current project as my html prowess is really quite substandard :)

            29 Jan 2002 08:03 jlinuxdude

            PHP support ?
            I am new to the community, but I am going to look at your code and see if I can learn how to adapt it for use with PHP. Again I am new and wonder is there a reason you picked perl ? What are some advantages of each ? major diffrences ?

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