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1From amin.hedjazi at gmail.com Tue Dec 2 01:09:20 2008
2From: amin.hedjazi at gmail.com (Amin Hedjazi)
3Date: Tue Dec 2 01:09:25 2008
4Subject: [greenstone-devel] Plugin Developement
5Message-ID: <[email protected]>
6
7hi there
8does any boyd knows where i can fined some documents on greenstone plugin
9developements
10and the plugin programatical structures ?
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14From vlado at etfbl.net Thu Dec 4 22:26:09 2008
15From: vlado at etfbl.net (Vladimir Risojevic)
16Date: Thu Dec 4 22:24:29 2008
17Subject: [greenstone-devel] cache_generated_images problem (and solution)
18Message-ID: <[email protected]>
19
20Dear Greenstone team,
21
22Since I am currently maintaining a few collections which consist mainly of
23scanned images, I welcome cache_generated_images option in Greenstone 2.81.
24However, when I tried to build a collection with
25cache_generated_images=true on a
26WinXP machine I got the following error messages: Use of uninitialized
27value in substitution (s///) at C:\Program
28Files\Greenstone/perllib/plugins/BaseMediaConverter.pm line 84. and ****
29Error is: fileparse(): need a valid pathname at C:\Program
30Files\Greenstone/perllib/plugins/BaseMediaConverter.pm line 88.
31I traced the problem to BaseMediaConverter.pm and found out that the first
32message appears because regexp in line 84 cannot match $base_dir because on
33windows $base_dir contains slashes as directory separators, while in
34$filename
35directory separators are backslashes. The second error message is merely a
36consequence of the first one, because $file is empty.
37In order to solve this either $base_dir or $filename has to be fixed. I
38couldn't
39find where $self->{'base_dir'} is set. It seems that it is not in line
4067 of
41BaseMediaConverter.pm since $base_dir there is an empty string. In the
42end (and
43because it is very late night) I decided to use a quick and dirty
44approach and
45insert:
46$filename =~ s/\\/\//g;
47before the regexp in line 84 and fix the $filename. This solved the
48problem, and
49I hope it will be helpful to others.
50Maybe a better way to solve this problem would be to construct
51$self->{'base_dir'} with backslashes or slashes depending on the operating
52system, as utils::filename_cat does. However, as I said I cannot find
53where it
54is defined.
55
56Best regards,
57
58Vladimir
59
60--
61Vladimir Risojevic
62Teaching Assistant
63Faculty of Electrical Engineering
64University of Banjaluka
65Patre 5
6678000 Banjaluka
67Bosnia and Herzegovina
68
69Phone: +387 51 221 847, +387 51 221 876
70Fax: +387 51 211 408
71Email: [email protected]
72WWW: http://www.etfbl.net
73
74
75From kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz Mon Dec 8 13:50:15 2008
76From: kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Katherine Don)
77Date: Mon Dec 8 13:50:24 2008
78Subject: [greenstone-devel] Fastcgi
79In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
80References: <[email protected]>
81Message-ID: <[email protected]>
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85From kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz Mon Dec 8 14:16:53 2008
86From: kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Katherine Don)
87Date: Mon Dec 8 14:17:02 2008
88Subject: [greenstone-devel] Plugin Developement
89In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
90References: <[email protected]>
91Message-ID: <[email protected]>
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95From sklein at pratt.edu Tue Dec 9 03:14:30 2008
96From: sklein at pratt.edu (Stephen I. Klein)
97Date: Tue Dec 9 03:14:01 2008
98Subject: [greenstone-devel] RE: [greenstone-users] oaister
99In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
100References: <003c01c95619$6ba1d970$42e58c50$@edu>
101 <[email protected]>
102Message-ID: <004301c9593f$4994a5a0$dcbdf0e0$@edu>
103
104Katherine,
105
106
107
108Thank you for your comprehensive reply.
109
110
111
112I merely want to be able to:
113
114
115
1161> produce an OAI compliant XML file with Greenstone, so I could indeed
117
1182> Intermediate with a gateway (such as Los Alamos) and
119
1203> harvest with OAIster.
121
122
123
124Previously, I performed step 1 with Luna and steps 2 and 3 as described.
125
126
127
128Does Greenstone produce OAI compliant XML files? Or can I export my Dublin
129Core from Greenstone to a XML file that is OAI compliant?
130
131
132
133Stephen
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141Stephen I. Klein
142Electronic Resources/Systems Librarian
143Assistant Professor
144Pratt Institute Library
145200 Willoughby Avenue
146Brooklyn, NY 11205
147[email protected]
148(718) 399 4423
149Pratt
150
151
152
153From: Katherine Don [mailto:[email protected]]
154Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 04:06 PM
155To: Stephen I. Klein
156Cc: [email protected]; John Rose
157Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] oaister
158
159
160
161Hi Stephen
162
163I have just had a look on the web at OAIster and static repositories. Sorry,
164I should have done this before I replied to you the first time.
165
166After my 5 mins of reading, this is what I understand the situation is.
167Please correct me if I am wrong.
168
169OAIster harvests OAI repositories. To become a data provider, you need to
170check your repository against a validator, and then register.
171If you don't have a proper OAI server, then you can set up a static OAI
172repository, which is an XML file.
173These may be harvested by OAI repository gateways, which is what you are
174trying to do?
175
176Greenstone provides a proper OAI repository server (oaiserver), and from
177version 2.81 and later should validate against the repository validator
178specified on the OAIster "Steps to Becoming a Data Contributor" page.
179
180We currently don't provide exporting a collection as an OAI static
181repository.
182
183Is there a reason why you wish to keep using a static repository rather than
184setting up the proper OAI repository?
185
186Regards,
187Katherine
188
189Stephen I. Klein wrote:
190
191We are migrating our digital collections and need to keep our collection OAI
192harvestable. We currently have a presence via OAIster
193(http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister/) and have intermediated through
194the Los Alamos Gateway at:
195
196http://libtest.lanl.gov/
197
198Does Greenstone allow for the building of OAI compliant XML files that are
199successfully intermediated via a standard gateway and harvestable with
200OAIster?
201
202The following page suggests the inverse:
203
204http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/OAI_support
205
206Any suggestions to approach this goal would be greatly appreciated. Thank
207you.
208
209Regards,
210
211
212Stephen I. Klein
213Electronic Resources/Systems Librarian
214Assistant Professor
215Pratt Institute Library
216200 Willoughby Avenue
217Brooklyn, NY 11205
218[email protected]
219(718) 399 4423
220Pratt
221
222
223
224
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230 _____
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235_______________________________________________
236greenstone-users mailing list
237[email protected]
238https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-users
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243From kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz Tue Dec 9 07:35:18 2008
244From: kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Katherine Don)
245Date: Tue Dec 9 07:33:16 2008
246Subject: [greenstone-devel] Re: [greenstone-users] oaister
247In-Reply-To: <004301c9593f$4994a5a0$dcbdf0e0$@edu>
248References: <003c01c95619$6ba1d970$42e58c50$@edu>
249 <[email protected]>
250 <004301c9593f$4994a5a0$dcbdf0e0$@edu>
251Message-ID: <[email protected]>
252
253Hi Stephen
254
255No, Greenstone currently doesn't provide this option, as we provide a
256proper OAI repository (which you can use directly with OAIster).
257I have added a ticket to our trac bug/feature tracking system, so it may
258get added in the future.
259http://trac.greenstone.org/ticket/431
260
261Regards,
262Katherine
263
264Stephen I. Klein wrote:
265>
266>
267>
268> Thank you for your comprehensive reply.
269>
270>
271>
272> I merely want to be able to:
273>
274>
275>
276> 1> produce an OAI compliant XML file with Greenstone, so I could
277> indeed
278>
279> 2> Intermediate with a gateway (such as Los Alamos) and
280>
281> 3> harvest with OAIster.
282>
283>
284>
285> Previously, I performed step 1 with Luna and steps 2 and 3 as described.
286>
287>
288>
289> Does Greenstone produce OAI compliant XML files? Or can I export my
290> Dublin Core from Greenstone to a XML file that is OAI compliant?
291>
292>
293>
294> Stephen
295>
296>
297>
298>
299>
300>
301>
302> Stephen I. Klein
303> Electronic Resources/Systems Librarian
304> Assistant Professor
305> Pratt Institute Library
306> 200 Willoughby Avenue
307> Brooklyn, NY 11205
308> [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
309> (718) 399 4423
310> *P**ra**t**t*
311>
312>
313>
314> *From:* Katherine Don [mailto:[email protected]]
315> *Sent:* Sunday, December 07, 2008 04:06 PM
316> *To:* Stephen I. Klein
317> *Cc:* [email protected]; John Rose
318> *Subject:* Re: [greenstone-users] oaister
319>
320>
321>
322> Hi Stephen
323>
324> I have just had a look on the web at OAIster and static repositories.
325> Sorry, I should have done this before I replied to you the first time.
326>
327> After my 5 mins of reading, this is what I understand the situation
328> is. Please correct me if I am wrong.
329>
330> OAIster harvests OAI repositories. To become a data provider, you need
331> to check your repository against a validator, and then register.
332> If you don't have a proper OAI server, then you can set up a static
333> OAI repository, which is an XML file.
334> These may be harvested by OAI repository gateways, which is what you
335> are trying to do?
336>
337> Greenstone provides a proper OAI repository server (oaiserver), and
338> from version 2.81 and later should validate against the repository
339> validator specified on the OAIster "Steps to Becoming a Data
340> Contributor" page.
341>
342> We currently don't provide exporting a collection as an OAI static
343> repository.
344>
345> Is there a reason why you wish to keep using a static repository
346> rather than setting up the proper OAI repository?
347>
348> Regards,
349> Katherine
350>
351> Stephen I. Klein wrote:
352>
353> We are migrating our digital collections and need to keep our collection OAI
354> harvestable. We currently have a presence via OAIster
355> (http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister/) and have intermediated through
356> the Los Alamos Gateway at:
357>
358> http://libtest.lanl.gov/
359>
360> Does Greenstone allow for the building of OAI compliant XML files that are
361> successfully intermediated via a standard gateway and harvestable with
362> OAIster?
363>
364> The following page suggests the inverse:
365>
366> http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/OAI_support
367>
368> Any suggestions to approach this goal would be greatly appreciated. Thank
369> you.
370>
371> Regards,
372>
373>
374> Stephen I. Klein
375> Electronic Resources/Systems Librarian
376> Assistant Professor
377> Pratt Institute Library
378> 200 Willoughby Avenue
379> Brooklyn, NY 11205
380> [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
381> (718) 399 4423
382> Pratt
383>
384>
385>
386>
387>
388>
389> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
390>
391>
392>
393>
394> _______________________________________________
395> greenstone-users mailing list
396> [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>
397> https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-users
398>
399
400From amin.hedjazi at gmail.com Wed Dec 10 19:41:17 2008
401From: amin.hedjazi at gmail.com (Amin Hedjazi)
402Date: Wed Dec 10 19:41:41 2008
403Subject: [greenstone-devel] question about gsprintf
404Message-ID: <[email protected]>
405
406hello every one
407can any body out there tell me what is the line 231 in file
408\gs2build\perllib\gsprintf.pm is good for ?
409i wanted to traslate the strings.properties inside \gs2build\perllib\ to
410persian
411but when i made a strings_fa.properties file like other traslations and
412saved it az utf-8 it returnd an error while
413trying to load the gli
414so i traced back the error and got to the line 231 in file
415\gs2build\perllib\gsprintf.pm and that wolude be the line below
416 $linetext =~
417s/(\s*)\#\s+Updated\s+(\d?\d-\D\D\D-\d\d\d\d)\s*$//i;
418becouse of this line my xml out put from the file downloadeinfo.pl wasent
419well formed
420and i got the error when i was trying to load the gli
421but when i commented out the line 231 in file \gs2build\perllib\gsprintf.pm
422my errors where gone and the gli loaded perfectly whit my traslations in
423there own palceses
424so sombody please tell me what is this line good for and
425if that problem was spose to be a bug shoulde i report it in the tracs ?
426tnx every one
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430From greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz Thu Dec 11 13:08:36 2008
431From: greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Oran of Greenstone Team)
432Date: Thu Dec 11 13:08:54 2008
433Subject: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone2.81rc2 released
434Message-ID: <[email protected]>
435
436Hello list members,
437
438We are pleased to announce that the Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and
439Source distributions of Greenstone v2.81rc2
440are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
441http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone or from
442http://www.greenstone.org/download
443
444Release notes are copied below.
445
446This release is further to the recent 2.81rc release (first advertised
447as 2.81). If you installed the 2.81rc release, we recommend you upgrade
448to 2.81rc2. This can be done in two ways:
449A) Simply install Greenstone2.81rc2 on top of the existing
450Greenstone2.81rc installation. This will overwrite all exising files
451with the updated files, but will not delete anything, so your
452collections will be preserved. Any changes to config files will be
453overwritten with the defaults.
454B) Rename the home folder of your existing Greenstone2.81rc installation
455by adding '.bak' to the folder name. Then install the new
456Greenstone2.81rc2 in its place and copy your collections and any
457modified config files from the old 2.81rc installation to the 2.81rc2
458installation.
459
460As always, please report any problems or bugs to the mailing list.
461
462Regards,
463Oran and the rest of the Greenstone team.
464
465Release Name: 2.81rc2
466
467The Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and Source distributions of Greenstone v2.81rc2
468 are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
469
470 http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone
471
472or via
473
474 http://www.greenstone.org/download
475
476
477Important changes in this release include, in no particular order:
478
479Stability and Bug Fixes
480-----------------------
481Some small problems in the recent 2.81rc release of Greenstone2 have been ironed
482out to create an overall more robust release. Some features have been restored
483(including realistic books and dynamic classifiers on Windows) and the
484LuceneWrapper.jar file has been put back into the release.
485
486GDBM
487----
488Greenstone now comes with it's own modified version of gdbm which can
489auto-detect the format of database files (ldb or bdb format) and load either
490format on any of Greenstone's supported platforms. This achieves a better level
491of portability for Greenstone collections, and allows collections built on one
492operating system to be served from other operating systems supported by
493Greenstone.
494
495
496Installer improvements
497----------------------
498* The new installer:
499 - is now available in five languages
500 - can now cope with being executed from a path with accented characters and
501 other special characters. (There is still a known issue with chinese
502 file paths, which can be avoided by simply running from c:\ or another path
503 with no special characters.)
504* The source release is now provided as a platform-independent zip / tar archive
505* We now provide a simple binary zip / tar distribution for each platform
506
507
508Vista Compatibility
509-------------------
510* When Greenstone is installed into the Program Files directory on Windows Vista,
511it is necessary to elevate to a higher access level to run GLI and the
512Greenstone server. As of this release, you can do this by launching the Start
513Menu items as an administrator. Just right-click the item and choose "Run as
514Administator", or set "Run as Adminsitrator" in the shortcut properties.
515Also, as a way to avoid having to elevate to higher access levels altogether,
516the default installation directory is now inside the current user's home folder.
517
518* Some Windows Vista users have experienced a problem when perl outputs warning
519messages in front of xml output passed to GLI. The error messages themselves are
520not fatal, but cause the xml to become invalid, resulting in a GLI crash. GLI
521has been modified to ignore these warning messages and thereby keep the validity
522of the xml.
523
524New Start Menu icons and server image
525-------------------------------------
526Each item in a Greenstone Start Menu group is now has a unique icon so you can
527tell which is which at a glance. We have also added some links to the wiki and
528the Greenstone website for convenience. The old server image has also been
529replaced with the new GS2 Server logo.
530
531The release notes from the 2.81rc release and included below:
532
533Release Name: 2.81rc
534
535The Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and Source distributions of Greenstone v2.81rc
536 are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
537
538 http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone
539
540or via
541
542 http://www.greenstone.org/download
543
544
545Important changes in this release include, in no particular order:
546
547Installer:
548--------------
549
550The Greenstone installer downloads are now created using only open source
551software, including Ant Installer (http://antinstaller.sourceforge.net/),
552Apache Ant (http://ant.apache.org/), our own search4j (based on launch4j
553http://launch4j.sourceforge.net/), and our own Greenstone release kits.
554
555We felt it was essential to move away from our existing, closed-source
556installer suite as it was not in the spirit of Greenstone to rely on
557proprietary software, and it invited the unnecessary cost of keeping the suite
558up-to-date.
559
560Using only open source software has also given us the freedom to customise the
561user experience of the installers. Where a feature was lacking in one of the
562open source packages, we have enjoyed the ability to "open the hood" and
563implement it.
564
565With the development of the Greenstone release kits we are now able to generate
566 releases of Greenstone automatically and unattended. This process takes just
56720 minutes, and it has helped us a lot in the development and testing of new
568features of Greenstone. We have been able to set up a feedback loop, where code
569 committed one day is included in an automatic nightly snapshot release made
570available for download on our website the next day. Our users have also
571benefited from being able to obtain up-to-date snapshot releases of Greenstone
572in between our official releases.
573
574These daily snapshots are available through:
575
576 http://www.greenstone.org/snapshots
577
578On Windows, the version number is included in the Start Menu which means that
579multiple installations of Greenstone will have their own entries in the Start
580Menu. The installer no longer writes to the registry, so installation no
581longer requires administrator privileges.
582
583ImageMagick is now bundled with Greenstone for binary web releases for all
584platforms (previously it was only provided on a CD-ROM release) and includes
585JPEG2000 support. The installer offers the option to install this or not.
586You can skip installing it if you already have ImageMagick previously installed.
587
588Ghostscript is now bundled with Greenstone for binary web releases for Windows
589and Mac. The installer offers the option to install this or not. You can
590skip installing it if you already have Ghostscript previously installed.
591
592Importing and Plugin Changes:
593------------------------------
594
595Plugin Restructuring: The plugins have been restructured. This has been done
596mostly for coding efficiency. The most noticeable change is that plugins have
597been renamed. xxxPlug now becomes xxxPlugin, and some have also had their names
598 modified or expanded to be clearer. For example, DBPlug is now DatabasePlugin,
599 PPTPlug is PowerPointPlugin. The complete list of new plugins can be seen at
600http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Plugins. Old collections should
601still build okay in GLI, which will map the old plugin names to the new ones.
602Command line building should also work, but the configuration file won't be
603altered to use the new names.
604
605A lot of work has been done trying to get Greenstone to work properly with
606non-ascii filenames. Two versions of the filename are stored, [Source] for
607displaying the filename, and [SourceFile] for linking to the file from a web page.
608
609The -smart_block option (most commonly seen with HTMLPlugin) has been deprecated
610. Instead we have a first pass through the documents to find out which ones
611should be blocked.
612
613MARCPlugin and MARCXMLPlugin can now map metadata to Qualified Dublin Core as
614well as Dublin Core.
615
616MARCXMLPlugin now assigns metadata from metadata.xml files.
617
618EMAILPlugin now saves binary attachments as binary files on Windows
619
620ImagePlugin and PagedImagePlugin now offer the -cache_generated_images option
621to prevent thumbnails and screenview images being recreated each import.
622
623OAIPlugin saves the metadata as Dublin Core rather than moving it all to the ex
624 metadata set. This means that it won't show up in the GLI unless the files are
625 exploded. Exploding is now available for OAI records.
626
627ProCitePlugin no longer uses the pc namespace. Metadata is stored using the
628field names set in the workform definition, rather than using Field1Name and
629Field1Value etc..
630
631-reversesort option to import.pl to be used with -sortmeta option to sort in
632reverse order.
633
634Tidied up OID generation. OIDtype and OIDmetadata options are now available
635for each plugin as well as globally from import.pl. Hashing usually occurs on
636the original file, but some plugins specify that hashing should be done on the
637Greenstone XML document.
638
639Building and Indexing Changes:
640-------------------------------
641
642Improvements to Lucene incremental building. Lucene document identifiers now
643match Greenstone identifiers, rather than 1, 2, 3, thanks to DL Consulting.
644This improves search efficiency, and is another step towards true incremental
645building. Rebuilding with no new documents shouldn't break the index.
646
647MGPP and Lucene building tidied up. 'allfields' now means combined searching
648over all specified indexes (not all document metadata) for both mgpp and lucene.
649 'metadata' will index all metadata, but no longer reindexes metadata that has
650already been specified. MGPP indexing over combined fields now works properly.
651
652New collection configuration file option: infodbtype. Values include gdbm (the
653default), gdbm-txtgz, sqlite, mssql. This specifies what database system to use
654for the collection metadata database. Currently this needs to be added to
655collect.cfg by hand, as it is not available in GLI yet.
656
657gdbm: the default, and is what has always been used previously. This is
658platform dependent. It transfers between Windows and Linux, but not to/from a
659Mac.
660
661gdbm-txtgz: A gzipped text version of the database. At runtime, the first time
662this collection is accessed, it will be unpacked and converted to the
663appropriate GDBM database using txt2db. This is a good choice if you are
664creating a collection to be used on another operating system, especially if
665one or more of those operating systems is a Mac.
666
667sqlite: Platform independent database using SQLite. The new dynamic classifiers
668can be used with this database. Thanks to DL Consulting.
669
670mssql: Windows specific database using MS SQL Server. See
671http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Using_MSSQL_for_Collection_Database
672for information about how to set this up. The new dynamic classifiers
673 can be used with this database. Thanks to DL Consulting.
674
675Depositor:
676------------
677
678Collection editing using the Depositor is now enabled by default for the admin
679user.
680
681The metadata fields offered for each document can now easily be customised
682from the GLI.
683
684By default, the depositor will import and build each document into the
685collection when it is added. It can now be easily set up to just "deposit"
686the item without rebuilding.
687
688See http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_use_the_depositor for
689more information.
690
691GLI
692-------
693
694A new right-click file option for binary files that go through a conversion
695process to be imported, such as PDF, Word and PowerPoint files. "Replace source
696document with HTML" will convert the original file to HTML and replace it in
697the collection. This means that the converted HTML (which may be unattractive)
698can now be modified in the collection. This is available for Remote GLI too.
699
700A new right-click file option on the collection tree background to refresh the
701file view. This is useful if you have manually added files to the collection
702outside of GLI.
703
704MetadataXMLPlugin has been moved 'below the line' in the Plugins panel so
705cannot be removed in GLI. If you are using GLI to add metadata, then you need
706this plugin.
707
708The Export As option now only exports one collection at a time. Collections
709can be exported as GreenstoneMETS, FedoraMETS, MARCXML and DSpace archive.
710
711'NavigationBar pulldown' added to the list of format options - this makes the
712navigation 'bar' a drop down list instead of a bar across the page.
713
714Lots of work done on making the Download panel work better, including getting
715download processes to terminate when they are cancelled or when GLI is closed
716while they are still running.
717
718New panel under the Format tab, "Depositor Metadata" which allows
719customisation of which metadata fields should be offered in the depositor for
720that collection.
721
722CJK segmentation option has been added to GLI. This doesn't do proper word
723segmentation, but adds a space in between each CJK character. The character
724ranges have been expanded to work with Japanese and Korean. It is applied to
725metadata as well as document text.
726
727Another new feature in Greenstone v2.81 is the ability to schedule the
728automatic rebuilding of a greenstone collection using the GLI. There's a new
729panel under the Create tab allowing the scheduling of automatic collection
730rebuilding. Scheduling will require some configuration in order for it to work.
731The following link has more information on how to do this for each platform:
732http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Scheduled_Collection_Building_from_the_Librarian_Interface
733
734Greenstone Runtime:
735----------------------
736New dynamic classifiers (if the collection uses sqlite or MSSQL as the
737collection database). These are generated at runtime so do not require the
738collection to be rebuilt for classifier changes. Another step towards true
739incremental building. See
740http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/More_about_classifiers#How_do_I_use_dynamic_classifiers.3F
741for more information. Thanks to DL Consulting.
742
743Large code restructuring. Code is split between common-src, build-src and
744runtime-src. Makes it easer to use code in other projets, such as Greenstone 3
745and running Greenstone on an iPhone/iPod Touch.
746
747External links now default to going straight to the web page, rather than
748showing a warning page first.
749
750Improvements to the oaiserver, thanks to DL Consulting. Resumption token
751support has been added, and it now validates against online validation tools.
752
753Greenstone now compiles for Linux on 64-bit platforms. All programs are
754compiled natively for 64-bit, except for those that rely on mg/mgpp, which
755still need to be 32-bit compiled. As part of the configure/make process, the
756correct flags are automatically set, so from the developers point of view you
757compile up Greenstone on a 64-bit machine the exact same way you do for any
758other Unix-based system.
759
760Greenstone should now compile with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, thanks to DL Consulting.
761
762FLI - Fedora Librarian Interface
763---------------------------------
764
765The Fedora Librarian Interface (FLI) is very much like GLI in that it allows
766you to gather together your documents. It then uses Greenstone's ability to
767convert documents into the FedoraMETS format so that these can be ingested
768(put into) a Fedora repository. The process of building a collection using FLI
769exports documents into a repository maintained by a Fedora server rather than
770one maintained by Greenstone. In order to use FLI, you will need to have
771Fedora installed. More information on how to install Fedora and set it up
772to work with FLI, and how to run FLI itself, can be found in the documents:
773
7741. Installing Fedora (2.2.1/3.0) and Fedora-related information
775http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/InstallingFedora
776
7772. Installing Fedora Generic Search (to provide full-text indexing and
778searching capabilities for a Fedora repository)
779http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/InstallingFedoraGSearch
780
7813. Running FLI, the Fedora Librarian Interface
782http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/RunningFLI
783
784
785Translations:
786--------------
787
788Thanks to:
789
790John Rose, for help with English GLI help, French translations for GLI and Greenstone.
791Maxime Rouast for Greenstone French translations
792Celine Guimbertaud for GLI French translations
793Yohannes Mulugeta and Abiyot Bayou for Greenstone Amharic translations
794Kamal Salih for GLI Arabic translations
795Gerhard Riesthuis for Greenstone Dutch translations
796Mohan Raj Pradhan for GLI Nepali translations.
797Diego Spano for translating the installer's interface into Spanish.
798Xiaofeng Yu for translating the installer's interface into Mandarin.
799Doris Jung for translating the installer's interface into German.
800
801...and many other minor improvements and bug fixes
802
803We want to ensure that Greenstone works well for you. Please report any
804problems to the Greenstone mailing list
805[email protected].
806
807
808[DL Consulting (http://www.dlconsulting.com) are the world's leading suppliers
809of commercial consulting, customization, support, maintenance and hosting
810services for the Greenstone digital library software suite.]
811
812
813
814From anu at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in Mon Dec 1 20:33:38 2008
815From: anu at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in (K.T Anuradha)
816Date: Thu Dec 11 22:24:07 2008
817Subject: [greenstone-devel] Multilingual database creation: Lab exercises
818In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
819References: <[email protected]>
820Message-ID: <[email protected]>
821
822Dear Greenstone user,
823
824I wanted to share lab exercise which I had prepared for a workshop I
825conducted during December 2008 on Multilingual capability on GSDL. Hope it
826is of use to all those working on multilingual feature!
827
828Regards, Anuradha
829
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842From boroday_katya at yahoo.com Thu Dec 11 01:01:46 2008
843From: boroday_katya at yahoo.com (Katya Boroday)
844Date: Thu Dec 11 22:24:08 2008
845Subject: [greenstone-devel] Technical question
846Message-ID: <[email protected]>
847
848The Tatarstan Center of the Scientific and Technical Information would like to use the on-line version of Greenstone's digital libraries in our work. Unfortunately, we can't install the necessary software because of the some technical reasons. Please, help us to solve this problem.
849 
850Looking forward to hear from you, Boroday Katya
851Russia, Kazan
852
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894From amin.hedjazi at gmail.com Sat Dec 13 18:39:13 2008
895From: amin.hedjazi at gmail.com (Amin Hedjazi)
896Date: Sat Dec 13 18:39:24 2008
897Subject: [greenstone-devel] question about gsprintf,please help me
898Message-ID: <[email protected]>
899
900hello every one
901can any body out there tell me what is the line 231 in file
902\gs2build\perllib\gsprintf.pm is good for ?
903i wanted to traslate the strings.properties inside \gs2build\perllib\ to
904persian
905but when i made a strings_fa.properties file like other traslations and
906saved it az utf-8 it returnd an error while
907trying to load the gli
908so i traced back the error and got to the line 231 in file
909\gs2build\perllib\gsprintf.pm and that wolude be the line below
910 $linetext =~
911s/(\s*)\#\s+Updated\s+(\d?\d-\D\D\D-\d\d\d\d)\s*$//i;
912becouse of this line my xml out put from the file downloadeinfo.pl wasent
913well formed
914and i got the error when i was trying to load the gli
915but when i commented out the line 231 in file \gs2build\perllib\gsprintf.pm
916my errors where gone and the gli loaded perfectly whit my traslations in
917there own palceses
918so sombody please tell me what is this line good for and
919it apears this line was making my utf-8 code to have some syntax error in it
920!!!!!
921if that problem was spose to be a bug shoulde i report it in the tracs ?
922please help me
923tnx every one
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927From amin.hedjazi at gmail.com Mon Dec 15 20:53:33 2008
928From: amin.hedjazi at gmail.com (Amin Hedjazi)
929Date: Mon Dec 15 20:53:39 2008
930Subject: [greenstone-devel] Persian Translation Updates and some Questions
931 about the release process
932Message-ID: <[email protected]>
933
934hello ,again
935ive just updated the falowing tickets in the trac and updated the
936falowing translation files:
937
938Ticket #405
939Ticket #416
940
941and the updated files are these :
942
943CrossCollectionSearch_fa.properties
944GS2Construct_fa.properties
945GS2LuceneSearch_fa.properties
946interface_default_fa.properties
947IViaSearch_fa.properties
948message_fa.properties
949Visualizer_fa.properties
950AbstractBrowse_fa.properties
951AbstractGS2FieldSearch_fa.properties
952AbstractSearch_fa.properties
953Authentication_fa.properties
954in Ticket #416
955
956dictionary_fa.properties
957in Ticket #405
958
959would some one be so kined and letting me know that how are the files
960uploaded are processed?
961would they be added in the next releases ?
962
963and if so
964
965would some one notify me if any of my files that i have uploaded
966needed some changes to be able to be added in next releases ?
967
968and that who is responsible for cheking them out ?
969what happens if these files were rejected ?
970
971i am going to upload the gli orientation fixes for right to left languages next
972
973please let me ok
974and is it possible to have contact with greenstone teem directly to be
975more informed about the releases ?
976
977many thanx for your supports
978Amin
979
980From qq6 at cs.waikato.ac.nz Tue Dec 16 08:42:35 2008
981From: qq6 at cs.waikato.ac.nz ([email protected])
982Date: Tue Dec 16 08:42:44 2008
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1013From qq6 at cs.waikato.ac.nz Tue Dec 16 10:24:00 2008
1014From: qq6 at cs.waikato.ac.nz ([email protected])
1015Date: Tue Dec 16 10:24:12 2008
1016Subject: [greenstone-devel] Persian Translation Updates and some
1017 Questions about the release process
1018In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
1019References: <[email protected]>
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1021
1022Hi Amin
1023
1024Please read
1025http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Information_for_language_maintainers
1026for the details.
1027
1028Regards
1029Quan
1030
1031
1032> hello ,again
1033> ive just updated the falowing tickets in the trac and updated the
1034> falowing translation files:
1035>
1036> Ticket #405
1037> Ticket #416
1038>
1039> and the updated files are these :
1040>
1041> CrossCollectionSearch_fa.properties
1042> GS2Construct_fa.properties
1043> GS2LuceneSearch_fa.properties
1044> interface_default_fa.properties
1045> IViaSearch_fa.properties
1046> message_fa.properties
1047> Visualizer_fa.properties
1048> AbstractBrowse_fa.properties
1049> AbstractGS2FieldSearch_fa.properties
1050> AbstractSearch_fa.properties
1051> Authentication_fa.properties
1052> in Ticket #416
1053>
1054> dictionary_fa.properties
1055> in Ticket #405
1056>
1057> would some one be so kined and letting me know that how are the files
1058> uploaded are processed?
1059> would they be added in the next releases ?
1060>
1061> and if so
1062>
1063> would some one notify me if any of my files that i have uploaded
1064> needed some changes to be able to be added in next releases ?
1065>
1066> and that who is responsible for cheking them out ?
1067> what happens if these files were rejected ?
1068>
1069> i am going to upload the gli orientation fixes for right to left languages
1070> next
1071>
1072> please let me ok
1073> and is it possible to have contact with greenstone teem directly to be
1074> more informed about the releases ?
1075>
1076> many thanx for your supports
1077> Amin
1078>
1079> _______________________________________________
1080> greenstone-devel mailing list
1081> [email protected]
1082> https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-devel
1083>
1084
1085
1086
1087From qq6 at cs.waikato.ac.nz Tue Dec 16 10:30:36 2008
1088From: qq6 at cs.waikato.ac.nz ([email protected])
1089Date: Tue Dec 16 10:30:45 2008
1090Subject: [greenstone-devel] Technical question
1091In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
1092References: <[email protected]>
1093Message-ID: <57507.206.207.225.23.1229376636.squirrel@webmail.scms.waikato.ac.nz>
1094
1095Hi
1096
1097If you want to install a binary Greenstone, please go to
1098http://www.greenstone.org/download#snapshots-dist to dowmload the source.
1099
1100If you want to install a Greenstone from the SVN repository, please read
1101http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Install_GSDL_from_SVN_in_Linux
1102for the details.
1103
1104Regards
1105Quan
1106
1107
1108> The Tatarstan Center of the Scientific and Technical Information would
1109> like to use the on-line version of Greenstone's digital libraries in our
1110> work. Unfortunately, we can't install the necessary software because of
1111> the some technical reasons. Please, help us to solve this problem.
1112>  
1113> Looking forward to hear from you, Boroday Katya
1114> Russia, Kazan
1115>
1116>
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1127
1128
1129From greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz Tue Dec 16 18:58:09 2008
1130From: greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Anupama of Greenstone Team)
1131Date: Tue Dec 16 18:58:19 2008
1132Subject: [greenstone-devel] Re: [greenstone-users] Regarding Greenstone
1133In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
1134References: <[email protected]>
1135Message-ID: <[email protected]>
1136
1137Hello Jayanta,
1138
1139In addition to Suresh Nair's suggestion of visiting www.greenstone.org:
1140
1141 > Is it developed in Java ? If it is then I would like to join the
1142 > community, since I am a Java developer I can try for it.
1143 > There fore, I would like to request you to give me some detail about the
1144 > project and the language in which it is developed.
1145
1146- The Greenstone 2 server's code is in C++.
1147- The Greenstone 3 server's code is in Java. Greenstone 3 is the
1148research version and does nearly all things that Greenstone 2 does plus
1149a few more.
1150- The Greenstone Librarian Interface used by both Greenstone 2 and
1151Greenstone 3 is in Java.
1152- The importing and building scripts, as well as the plugins they use to
1153build the collections are written in Perl. The scripts can be called
1154from the command line but are also invoked by GLI.
1155
1156Regards,
1157Anupama
1158
1159
1160Jayanta Bora wrote:
1161> Dear Sir,
1162>
1163> I am Jayanta from Delhi, India. I am a Software Engineer and working in
1164> the field of Java/J2EE.
1165>
1166> I am interested to know about greenstone project and I would like to
1167> join the development community which will help me to expand my knowledge
1168> and skill.
1169>
1170> I tried to know about the project and come to know that its a very good
1171> project for digital library.
1172>
1173> Is it developed in Java ? If it is then I would like to join the
1174> community, since I am a Java developer I can try for it.
1175>
1176> There fore, I would like to request you to give me some detail about the
1177> project and the language in which it is developed.
1178>
1179>
1180> Regards,
1181>
1182> Jayanta
1183>
1184>
1185>
1186> Get Yourself a cool, short *@in.com* Email ID now!
1187> <http://mail.in.com/mails/new_reg.php?utm_sou
1188> rce=invite&utm_medium=outgoing>
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1198
1199From greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz Wed Dec 17 18:34:05 2008
1200From: greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Anupama of Greenstone Team)
1201Date: Wed Dec 17 18:34:16 2008
1202Subject: [greenstone-devel] Re: [greenstone-users] Microsoft Office 2007
1203 revisited
1204Message-ID: <[email protected]>
1205
1206Forwarding a copy to the mailing list:
1207
1208Hello Doug,
1209
1210The ticket number 426 at Trac has not been updated to reflect the
1211Greenstone Team's more recent discussions on the topic. It seems likely
1212that we will be trying to use Open Office as an alternative means of
1213converting various documents--particularly the different kinds of MS
1214Office documents, such as .docx, ppt--where this is installed, else we
1215may default to using the current conversion tools.
1216
1217You are right that a plugin to handle Open Office documents is also a
1218requirement. Our present thinking at this stage is not to parse the docx
1219or other MS Office formats ourselves, but to rather use Open Office's
1220ability to convert them. Similarly, we might try to use Open Office
1221itself to convert Open Office documents or otherwise fall back on the
1222OpenDocument plugin (see below).
1223
1224Your intention in writing a plugin for OOXML sounds like it might not
1225require Open Office to be installed in order to accomplish the
1226conversion to HTML, is that right? It does sound very helpful.
1227
1228 > I haven't dug into the OpenDocument plugin,
1229At present, the OpenDocumentPlugin.pm seems to extract only the text
1230from the document, going by what the starting comments say:
1231
1232# Processes OASIS Open Document format.
1233# Word processing document: .odt, template: .ott
1234# Spreadsheet document: .ods, template: .ots
1235# Presentation document: .odp, template: .otp
1236# Graphics document: .odg, template: .otg
1237# Formulas document: .odf, template: .otf (not supported)
1238
1239#This basically extracts any text out of the document, but not much else.
1240
1241# this inherits ReadXMLFile, and therefore offers -xslt option, but does
1242# nothing with it.
1243
1244Regards,
1245Anupama
1246
1247Doug Carter wrote:
1248 > Hi all,
1249 >
1250 > Can anyone give me a rough development status on this? All of the
1251 > converters mentioned on "http://trac.greenstone.org/ticket/426" are
1252 > deficient in one way or another. Plus most of them are concerned only
1253 > with docx and not the whole OOXML family of documents.
1254 >
1255 > I noticed that you've already got an OpenDocument plugin available.
1256 > This may be an ignorant question, but isn't the framework of a ODT
1257 > similar to OOXML? (a zip file with some xml/images)
1258 >
1259 > I haven't dug into the OpenDocument plugin, but I'm wondering why it
1260 > wouldn't be a good starting place to develop a OOXML plugin.
1261 > Before I get too far looking into this, I'd like to know if someone
1262 > is already working on it. I don't want to duplicate the effort.
1263 >
1264 > Thanks,
1265 >
1266 > Doug
1267 >
1268 >
1269 > On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 06:52:10PM -0800, Jeff Crump wrote:
1270 >> Another message from Greenstone, with a link to the converter "to do"
1271 >> ticket. There are lots of potential conversion tools in the ticket
1272 >> report. They are open to our input on the tools (and I guessing you may
1273 >> have already made determinations on some of them).
1274 >>
1275 >> Best,
1276 >> Jeff
1277 >> -----Original Message-----
1278 >> From: Anupama of Greenstone Team
1279 >> [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Thursday, December
128004, 2008 6:39 PM
1281 >> To: Jeff Crump; Katherine Don
1282 >> Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Microsoft Office 2007 revisited
1283 >>
1284 >> Hello Jeff,
1285 >>
1286 >> > Is this a matter of finding a pre-existing converter that works with
1287 >>> Office 2007, or writing it yourselves?
1288 >> It is indeed a matter of finding a pre-existing open-source converter
1289 >> tool and embedding it into Greenstone's building workflow by wrapping it
1290 >> in a plugin.
1291 >>
1292 >> I have added a "To Do" ticket for this, as intimated (see
1293 >> http://trac.greenstone.org/ticket/426), but will ask whether we can
1294 >> expedite our looking into this matter. There are many people using
1295 >> Office documents who want Greenstone to be compatible with the more
1296 >> recent formats. It is certainly the only way to proceed.
1297 >>
1298 >> The filed ticket has some links to conversion tools for us to
1299consider. Is there any *open-source* tool that you may know of in your
1300experience
1301 >> and which you prefer for its ability to accurately accomplish the
1302 >> conversion? If so, we can give it preference when we consider which one
1303 >> to incorporate. If you do not know of any, don't worry.
1304 >>
1305 >> Thanks for your valuable input,
1306 >> Anupama
1307 >>
1308 >>
1309 >>
1310 >>
1311 >> Jeff Crump wrote:
1312 >>> Hi Anupama,
1313 >>> Thank you VERY much for clarifying this! I asked my original question
1314 >> badly. Without the ability to convert Office 2007 to html and make it
1315 >> searchable full-text, we would have no reason to upgrade from 2.52.
1316 >>> I'm afraid our organization will soon be upgrading entirely to Office
1317 >> 2007. Our Greenstone Digital Library is actually our organization's main
1318 >> document repository - documents go in and out each day (we rebuild the
1319 >> library every night), so it isn't really an option for us to have be
1320 >> unable to convert Office 2007.
1321 >>> Is this a matter of finding a pre-existing converter that works with
1322 >> Office 2007, or writing it yourselves?
1323 >>> Thanks and best regards,
1324 >>> Jeff
1325 >>>
1326 >>>
1327 >>>
1328 >>>
1329 >>>
1330 >>>
1331 >>>
1332 >>>
1333 >>>
1334 >>>
1335 >>>
1336 >>> -----Original Message-----
1337 >>> From: Anupama of Greenstone Team
1338[mailto:[email protected]]
1339 >>> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 6:17 PM
1340 >>> To: Jeff Crump
1341 >>> Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Microsoft Office 2007 revisited
1342 >>>
1343 >>> Hello Jeff,
1344 >>> Greenstone at present is still using the wvWare tool to convert MS
1345 >> Word documents to html. It is not able to handle the more recent Word
1346 >> formats.
1347 >>> We intend to look into alternative conversion tools both for Word and
1348 >> other MS Office formats. I'll add in a "To Do" ticket about this.
1349 >>> Thanks,
1350 >>> Anupama
1351 >>>
1352 >>> Jeff Crump wrote:
1353 >>>> Hi, We're on Greenstone 2.52. We are considering an upgrade to 2.8x
1354 >> but our main requirement is that Microsoft Office 2007 documents build
1355 >> properly.
1356 >>>> I was told on this list to try 2.8, but we can't find any
1357 >> documentation anywhere saying that Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint,
1358 >> etc.) is supported in 2.8.
1359 >>>> Can anyone point me to this documentation? Or can anyone verify from
1360 >> experience that Office 2007 documents are supported in Greenstone 2.8 or
1361 >> 2.81?
1362 >>>> If all we need is the right plugin, rather than the full upgrade,
1363 >> that would be great to know, too.
1364 >>>> Thanks again,
1365 >>>> Jeff
1366 >>>>
1367 >>>>
1368 >>>>
1369 >>>>
1370 >>>>
1371 >>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
1372 >>>> -
1373 >>>> --
1374 >>>>
1375 >>>> _______________________________________________
1376 >>>> greenstone-users mailing list
1377 >>>> [email protected]
1378 >>>> https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-users
1379 >>>
1380 >
1381
1382
1383
1384
1385
1386From greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz Wed Dec 17 18:46:45 2008
1387From: greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Anupama of Greenstone Team)
1388Date: Wed Dec 17 18:46:55 2008
1389Subject: [greenstone-devel] Technical question
1390In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
1391References: <[email protected]>
1392Message-ID: <[email protected]>
1393
1394Hello Katya,
1395
13961. Can you tell us what version of Greenstone you were trying to
1397install? For instance, was it the recent Greenstone 2.81 rc2?
1398
13992. What is the operating system you are trying to install it on?
1400Windows, Linux or a Mac OS? And which version of the OS are you running?
1401
1402Is there any other specific environment information which you think it
1403will be useful for us to know about?
1404
1405Do also try the links to the latest binaries (nightly snapshots) that
1406Quan (qq6) provided.
1407
14083. If you would rather try to install Greenstone from its source code,
1409there are some additional links related to what Quan provided on the
1410page http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_Greenstone
1411
1412All the best,
1413Anupama
1414
1415
1416Katya Boroday wrote:
1417> The Tatarstan Center of the Scientific and Technical Information would
1418> like to use the on-line version of Greenstone's digital libraries in our
1419> work. Unfortunately, we can't install the necessary software because of
1420> the some technical reasons. Please, help us to solve this problem.
1421>
1422> Looking forward to hear from you, Boroday Katya
1423> Russia, Kazan
1424>
1425>
1426> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
1427>
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1430>
1431>
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1438
1439
1440From stefan.flo at gmail.com Wed Dec 17 22:30:56 2008
1441From: stefan.flo at gmail.com (Stefan Florin)
1442Date: Wed Dec 17 22:39:20 2008
1443Subject: [greenstone-devel] Question
1444Message-ID: <[email protected]>
1445
1446Hello,
1447
1448 My Name is Stefan Florin, I've installed Greenstone and have some
1449problems in managing access database files. I've created a .dbi file but I
1450get an error when trying to build the Collection (I'm using the demo
1451Greenstone collection). Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
1452
1453
1454#!c:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe
1455##
1456## printenv -- demo CGI program which just prints its environment
1457##
1458use POSIX;
1459use strict;
1460use CGI qw(:standard);
1461use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);
1462use DBI;
1463use Time::Local
1464print header;
1465
1466
1467
1468$dbplug_debug=1;
1469
1470######################################
1471## Set DSN-Less Connection
1472######################################
1473my $DSN = 'driver=Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb);dbq=c:\Documents and
1474Settings\fstefan\Greenstone2\collect\demo\test.mdb';
1475my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:ADO:$DSN", '','')
1476 or die "$DBI::errstr\n";
1477
1478######################################
1479## Generate the SQL Statement
1480######################################
1481my $sql = qq{ SELECT * FROM tblContacts };
1482my $sth = $dbh->prepare( $sql );
1483
1484$sth->execute() or die "Execution problem: $DBI::errstr";
1485
1486my( $id, $lastname, $firstname);
1487$sth->bind_columns( undef, \$id, \$lastname, \$firstname);
1488
1489while( $sth->fetch() ) {
1490 print "$id, $lastname, $firstname" ."<br />";
1491}
1492
1493%db_to_greenstone_fields = (
1494 "firstName" => "Title",
1495 "lastName" => "text"
1496);
1497
1498#######################################
1499## Close Connection
1500#######################################
1501$dbh->disconnect;
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1506From: greenstone_team at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Katherine of Greenstone Team)
1507Date: Thu Dec 18 14:49:15 2008
1508Subject: [greenstone-devel] Persian Translation Updates and some Question
1509 about the release process
1510In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
1511References: <[email protected]>
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1516From kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz Fri Dec 19 09:31:49 2008
1517From: kjdon at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Katherine Don)
1518Date: Fri Dec 19 09:32:01 2008
1519Subject: [greenstone-devel] Question
1520In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
1521References: <[email protected]>
1522Message-ID: <[email protected]>
1523
1524Hi Stefan
1525
1526What are you trying to do exactly? You don't need a dbi file to build
1527the demo collection. You can just run the Librarian Interface, open the
1528demo collection (File->Open), then go to the Create tab and click build
1529collection.
1530
1531Regards,
1532Katherine
1533
1534Stefan Florin wrote:
1535> Hello,
1536>
1537> My Name is Stefan Florin, I've installed Greenstone and have some
1538> problems in managing access database files. I've created a .dbi file
1539> but I get an error when trying to build the Collection (I'm using the
1540> demo Greenstone collection). Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
1541>
1542>
1543> #!c:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe
1544> ##
1545> ## printenv -- demo CGI program which just prints its environment
1546> ##
1547> use POSIX;
1548> use strict;
1549> use CGI qw(:standard);
1550> use CGI::Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser);
1551> use DBI;
1552> use Time::Local
1553> print header;
1554>
1555>
1556>
1557> $dbplug_debug=1;
1558>
1559> ######################################
1560> ## Set DSN-Less Connection
1561> ######################################
1562> my $DSN = 'driver=Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb);dbq=c:\Documents and
1563> Settings\fstefan\Greenstone2\collect\demo\test.mdb';
1564> my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:ADO:$DSN", '','')
1565> or die "$DBI::errstr\n";
1566>
1567> ######################################
1568> ## Generate the SQL Statement
1569> ######################################
1570> my $sql = qq{ SELECT * FROM tblContacts };
1571> my $sth = $dbh->prepare( $sql );
1572>
1573> $sth->execute() or die "Execution problem: $DBI::errstr";
1574>
1575> my( $id, $lastname, $firstname);
1576> $sth->bind_columns( undef, \$id, \$lastname, \$firstname);
1577>
1578> while( $sth->fetch() ) {
1579> print "$id, $lastname, $firstname" ."<br />";
1580> }
1581>
1582> %db_to_greenstone_fields = (
1583> "firstName" => "Title",
1584> "lastName" => "text"
1585> );
1586>
1587> #######################################
1588> ## Close Connection
1589> #######################################
1590> $dbh->disconnect;
1591>
1592>
1593> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
1594>
1595> _______________________________________________
1596> greenstone-devel mailing list
1597> [email protected]
1598> https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-devel
1599>
1600
1601From oranfry at cs.waikato.ac.nz Fri Dec 19 17:28:12 2008
1602From: oranfry at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Oran Fry)
1603Date: Fri Dec 19 17:28:28 2008
1604Subject: [greenstone-devel] Final of Greenstone2.81 Released
1605Message-ID: <[email protected]>
1606
1607Hello Users and Developers of Greenstone,
1608
1609We are pleased to announce that the Windows, GNU/Linux, MacOS and Source
1610distributions of the finalised Greenstone2.81 are now available for
1611download from our sourceforge page:
1612http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone or from
1613http://www.greenstone.org/download
1614
1615This is the finalised 2.81 release. It includes some bug fixes found in
1616in 2.81rc2. If you are running a 2.81rc or 2.81rc2 please download and
1617upgrade to this release. Our response to any mailing list questions
1618about the 2.81rc or 2.81rc2 releases will simply be to ask you to
1619upgrade to 2.81 first and see if that fixes the problem.
1620
1621As always, please report any problems or bugs to the mailing list.
1622
1623Many of us in the Greenstone Team will be taking leave over Christmas
1624and throughout January. We wish all list members the best over the
1625holiday season! An unfortunate side effect is, of course, that our
1626responses on the mailing list may slow down over that period. We invite
1627all list members to help each other out during this time - if you know
1628the answer to a question someone else asks on the list, have confidence
1629in answering, as it might be a while before one of the Greenstone team
1630is available to reply.
1631
1632Happy Holidays,
1633Oran and the rest of the Greenstone team.
1634
1635Release Name: 2.81
1636
1637The Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and Source distributions of Greenstone
1638v2.81
1639 are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
1640
1641 http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone
1642
1643or via
1644
1645 http://www.greenstone.org/download
1646
1647
1648This is the finalised 2.81 release. It includes some bug fixes found in in
16492.81rc2. If you are running a 2.81rc or 2.81rc2 please download and
1650upgrade to
1651this release.
1652
1653Important changes in this release include, in no particular order:
1654
1655wvWare updated
1656--------------
1657We have upgraded the version of wvWare included with Greenstone in the Linux
1658binary releases to version 1.2.4. It was not possible to do the same for the
1659MacOS binary distribution without shipping around 80Mb of additional
1660libraries,
1661so the MacOS binary release still comes with version 0.7.1. MacOS users may
1662upgrade wvWare if needed by downloading it from
1663http://wvware.sourceforge.net/ and compiling it. Source users will also
1664still get version 0.7.1 but may upgrade in the same way.
1665
1666
1667The release notes from the 2.81rc2 release and included below:
1668
1669Release Name: 2.81rc2
1670
1671The Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and Source distributions of Greenstone
1672v2.81rc2
1673 are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
1674
1675 http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone
1676
1677or via
1678
1679 http://www.greenstone.org/download
1680
1681
1682Important changes in this release include, in no particular order:
1683
1684Stability and Bug Fixes
1685-----------------------
1686Some small problems in the recent 2.81rc release of Greenstone2 have
1687been ironed
1688out to create an overall more robust release. Some features have been
1689restored
1690(including realistic books and dynamic classifiers on Windows) and the
1691LuceneWrapper.jar file has been put back into the release.
1692
1693GDBM
1694----
1695Greenstone now comes with it's own modified version of gdbm which can
1696auto-detect the format of database files (ldb or bdb format) and load either
1697format on any of Greenstone's supported platforms. This achieves a
1698better level
1699of portability for Greenstone collections, and allows collections built
1700on one
1701operating system to be served from other operating systems supported by
1702Greenstone.
1703
1704
1705Installer improvements
1706----------------------
1707* The new installer:
1708 - is now available in five languages
1709 - can now cope with being executed from a path with accented
1710characters and
1711 other special characters. (There is still a known issue with chinese
1712 file paths, which can be avoided by simply running from c:\ or
1713another path
1714 with no special characters.)
1715* The source release is now provided as a platform-independent zip / tar
1716archive
1717* We now provide a simple binary zip / tar distribution for each platform
1718
1719
1720Vista Compatibility
1721-------------------
1722* When Greenstone is installed into the Program Files directory on Windows
1723Vista, it is necessary to elevate to a higher access level to run GLI
1724and the
1725Greenstone server. As of this release, you can do this by launching the
1726Start
1727Menu items as an administrator. Just right-click the item and choose "Run as
1728Administator", or set "Run as Adminsitrator" in the shortcut properties.
1729Also, as a way to avoid having to elevate to higher access levels
1730altogether,
1731the default installation directory is now inside the current user's home
1732folder.
1733
1734* Some Windows Vista users have experienced a problem when perl outputs
1735warning
1736messages in front of xml output passed to GLI. The error messages
1737themselves are
1738not fatal, but cause the xml to become invalid, resulting in a GLI
1739crash. GLI
1740has been modified to ignore these warning messages and thereby keep the
1741validity
1742of the xml.
1743
1744New Start Menu icons and server image
1745-------------------------------------
1746Each item in a Greenstone Start Menu group is now has a unique icon so
1747you can
1748tell which is which at a glance. We have also added some links to the
1749wiki and
1750the Greenstone website for convenience. The old server image has also been
1751replaced with the new GS2 Server logo.
1752
1753The release notes from the 2.81rc release and included below:
1754
1755Release Name: 2.81rc
1756
1757The Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS/X and Source distributions of Greenstone
1758v2.81rc
1759 are now available for download from our sourceforge page:
1760
1761 http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenstone
1762
1763or via
1764
1765 http://www.greenstone.org/download
1766
1767
1768Important changes in this release include, in no particular order:
1769
1770Installer:
1771--------------
1772
1773The Greenstone installer downloads are now created using only open source
1774software, including Ant Installer (http://antinstaller.sourceforge.net/),
1775Apache Ant (http://ant.apache.org/), our own search4j (based on launch4j
1776http://launch4j.sourceforge.net/), and our own Greenstone release kits.
1777
1778We felt it was essential to move away from our existing, closed-source
1779installer suite as it was not in the spirit of Greenstone to rely on
1780proprietary software, and it invited the unnecessary cost of keeping the
1781suite
1782up-to-date.
1783
1784Using only open source software has also given us the freedom to
1785customise the
1786user experience of the installers. Where a feature was lacking in one of
1787the
1788open source packages, we have enjoyed the ability to "open the hood" and
1789implement it.
1790
1791With the development of the Greenstone release kits we are now able to
1792generate
1793 releases of Greenstone automatically and unattended. This process takes
1794just
179520 minutes, and it has helped us a lot in the development and testing of
1796new
1797features of Greenstone. We have been able to set up a feedback loop,
1798where code
1799 committed one day is included in an automatic nightly snapshot release
1800made
1801available for download on our website the next day. Our users have also
1802benefited from being able to obtain up-to-date snapshot releases of
1803Greenstone
1804in between our official releases.
1805
1806These daily snapshots are available through:
1807
1808 http://www.greenstone.org/snapshots
1809
1810On Windows, the version number is included in the Start Menu which means
1811that
1812multiple installations of Greenstone will have their own entries in the
1813Start
1814Menu. The installer no longer writes to the registry, so installation no
1815longer requires administrator privileges.
1816
1817ImageMagick is now bundled with Greenstone for binary web releases for all
1818platforms (previously it was only provided on a CD-ROM release) and
1819includes
1820JPEG2000 support. The installer offers the option to install this or not.
1821You can skip installing it if you already have ImageMagick previously
1822installed.
1823
1824Ghostscript is now bundled with Greenstone for binary web releases for
1825Windows
1826and Mac. The installer offers the option to install this or not. You can
1827skip installing it if you already have Ghostscript previously installed.
1828
1829Importing and Plugin Changes:
1830------------------------------
1831
1832Plugin Restructuring: The plugins have been restructured. This has been
1833done
1834mostly for coding efficiency. The most noticeable change is that plugins
1835have
1836been renamed. xxxPlug now becomes xxxPlugin, and some have also had
1837their names
1838 modified or expanded to be clearer. For example, DBPlug is now
1839DatabasePlugin,
1840 PPTPlug is PowerPointPlugin. The complete list of new plugins can be
1841seen at
1842http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Plugins. Old collections should
1843still build okay in GLI, which will map the old plugin names to the new
1844ones.
1845Command line building should also work, but the configuration file won't be
1846altered to use the new names.
1847
1848A lot of work has been done trying to get Greenstone to work properly with
1849non-ascii filenames. Two versions of the filename are stored, [Source] for
1850displaying the filename, and [SourceFile] for linking to the file from a web
1851page.
1852
1853The -smart_block option (most commonly seen with HTMLPlugin) has been
1854deprecated
1855. Instead we have a first pass through the documents to find out which ones
1856should be blocked.
1857
1858MARCPlugin and MARCXMLPlugin can now map metadata to Qualified Dublin
1859Core as
1860well as Dublin Core.
1861
1862MARCXMLPlugin now assigns metadata from metadata.xml files.
1863
1864EMAILPlugin now saves binary attachments as binary files on Windows
1865
1866ImagePlugin and PagedImagePlugin now offer the -cache_generated_images
1867option
1868to prevent thumbnails and screenview images being recreated each import.
1869
1870OAIPlugin saves the metadata as Dublin Core rather than moving it all to
1871the ex
1872 metadata set. This means that it won't show up in the GLI unless the
1873files are
1874 exploded. Exploding is now available for OAI records.
1875
1876ProCitePlugin no longer uses the pc namespace. Metadata is stored using the
1877field names set in the workform definition, rather than using Field1Name
1878and
1879Field1Value etc..
1880
1881-reversesort option to import.pl to be used with -sortmeta option to
1882sort in
1883reverse order.
1884
1885Tidied up OID generation. OIDtype and OIDmetadata options are now available
1886for each plugin as well as globally from import.pl. Hashing usually
1887occurs on
1888the original file, but some plugins specify that hashing should be done
1889on the
1890Greenstone XML document.
1891
1892Building and Indexing Changes:
1893-------------------------------
1894
1895Improvements to Lucene incremental building. Lucene document identifiers
1896now
1897match Greenstone identifiers, rather than 1, 2, 3, thanks to DL Consulting.
1898This improves search efficiency, and is another step towards true
1899incremental
1900building. Rebuilding with no new documents shouldn't break the index.
1901
1902MGPP and Lucene building tidied up. 'allfields' now means combined
1903searching
1904over all specified indexes (not all document metadata) for both mgpp and
1905lucene.
1906 'metadata' will index all metadata, but no longer reindexes metadata
1907that has
1908already been specified. MGPP indexing over combined fields now works
1909properly.
1910
1911New collection configuration file option: infodbtype. Values include
1912gdbm (the
1913default), gdbm-txtgz, sqlite, mssql. This specifies what database system
1914to use
1915for the collection metadata database. Currently this needs to be added to
1916collect.cfg by hand, as it is not available in GLI yet.
1917
1918gdbm: the default, and is what has always been used previously. This is
1919platform dependent. It transfers between Windows and Linux, but not
1920to/from a
1921Mac.
1922
1923gdbm-txtgz: A gzipped text version of the database. At runtime, the
1924first time
1925this collection is accessed, it will be unpacked and converted to the
1926appropriate GDBM database using txt2db. This is a good choice if you are
1927creating a collection to be used on another operating system, especially if
1928one or more of those operating systems is a Mac.
1929
1930sqlite: Platform independent database using SQLite. The new dynamic
1931classifiers
1932can be used with this database. Thanks to DL Consulting.
1933
1934mssql: Windows specific database using MS SQL Server. See
1935http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Using_MSSQL_for_Collection_Database
1936
1937for information about how to set this up. The new dynamic classifiers
1938 can be used with this database. Thanks to DL Consulting.
1939
1940Depositor:
1941------------
1942
1943Collection editing using the Depositor is now enabled by default for the
1944admin
1945user.
1946
1947The metadata fields offered for each document can now easily be customised
1948from the GLI.
1949
1950By default, the depositor will import and build each document into the
1951collection when it is added. It can now be easily set up to just "deposit"
1952the item without rebuilding.
1953
1954See http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_use_the_depositor for
1955more information.
1956
1957GLI
1958-------
1959
1960A new right-click file option for binary files that go through a conversion
1961process to be imported, such as PDF, Word and PowerPoint files. "Replace
1962source
1963document with HTML" will convert the original file to HTML and replace
1964it in
1965the collection. This means that the converted HTML (which may be
1966unattractive)
1967can now be modified in the collection. This is available for Remote GLI too.
1968
1969A new right-click file option on the collection tree background to
1970refresh the
1971file view. This is useful if you have manually added files to the
1972collection
1973outside of GLI.
1974
1975MetadataXMLPlugin has been moved 'below the line' in the Plugins panel so
1976cannot be removed in GLI. If you are using GLI to add metadata, then you
1977need
1978this plugin.
1979
1980The Export As option now only exports one collection at a time. Collections
1981can be exported as GreenstoneMETS, FedoraMETS, MARCXML and DSpace archive.
1982
1983'NavigationBar pulldown' added to the list of format options - this
1984makes the
1985navigation 'bar' a drop down list instead of a bar across the page.
1986
1987Lots of work done on making the Download panel work better, including
1988getting
1989download processes to terminate when they are cancelled or when GLI is
1990closed
1991while they are still running.
1992
1993New panel under the Format tab, "Depositor Metadata" which allows
1994customisation of which metadata fields should be offered in the
1995depositor for
1996that collection.
1997
1998CJK segmentation option has been added to GLI. This doesn't do proper word
1999segmentation, but adds a space in between each CJK character. The character
2000ranges have been expanded to work with Japanese and Korean. It is
2001applied to
2002metadata as well as document text.
2003
2004Another new feature in Greenstone v2.81 is the ability to schedule the
2005automatic rebuilding of a greenstone collection using the GLI. There's a new
2006panel under the Create tab allowing the scheduling of automatic collection
2007rebuilding. Scheduling will require some configuration in order for it
2008to work.
2009The following link has more information on how to do this for each platform:
2010http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/Scheduled_Collection_Building_from_the_Librarian_Interface
2011
2012Greenstone Runtime:
2013----------------------
2014New dynamic classifiers (if the collection uses sqlite or MSSQL as the
2015collection database). These are generated at runtime so do not require the
2016collection to be rebuilt for classifier changes. Another step towards true
2017incremental building. See
2018http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/More_about_classifiers#How_do_I_use_dynamic_classifiers.3F
2019
2020for more information. Thanks to DL Consulting.
2021
2022Large code restructuring. Code is split between common-src, build-src and
2023runtime-src. Makes it easer to use code in other projets, such as
2024Greenstone 3
2025and running Greenstone on an iPhone/iPod Touch.
2026
2027External links now default to going straight to the web page, rather than
2028showing a warning page first.
2029
2030Improvements to the oaiserver, thanks to DL Consulting. Resumption token
2031support has been added, and it now validates against online validation
2032tools.
2033
2034Greenstone now compiles for Linux on 64-bit platforms. All programs are
2035compiled natively for 64-bit, except for those that rely on mg/mgpp, which
2036still need to be 32-bit compiled. As part of the configure/make
2037process, the
2038correct flags are automatically set, so from the developers point of
2039view you
2040compile up Greenstone on a 64-bit machine the exact same way you do for any
2041other Unix-based system.
2042
2043Greenstone should now compile with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, thanks
2044to DL
2045Consulting.
2046
2047FLI - Fedora Librarian Interface
2048---------------------------------
2049
2050The Fedora Librarian Interface (FLI) is very much like GLI in that it
2051allows
2052you to gather together your documents. It then uses Greenstone's ability to
2053convert documents into the FedoraMETS format so that these can be ingested
2054(put into) a Fedora repository. The process of building a collection
2055using FLI
2056exports documents into a repository maintained by a Fedora server rather
2057than
2058one maintained by Greenstone. In order to use FLI, you will need to have
2059Fedora installed. More information on how to install Fedora and set it up
2060to work with FLI, and how to run FLI itself, can be found in the documents:
2061
20621. Installing Fedora (2.2.1/3.0) and Fedora-related information
2063http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/InstallingFedora
2064
20652. Installing Fedora Generic Search (to provide full-text indexing and
2066searching capabilities for a Fedora repository)
2067http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/InstallingFedoraGSearch
2068
20693. Running FLI, the Fedora Librarian Interface
2070http://wiki.greenstone.org/wiki/index.php/RunningFLI
2071
2072
2073Translations:
2074--------------
2075
2076Thanks to:
2077
2078John Rose, for help with English GLI help, French translations for GLI and
2079Greenstone.
2080Maxime Rouast for Greenstone French translations
2081Celine Guimbertaud for GLI French translations
2082Yohannes Mulugeta and Abiyot Bayou for Greenstone Amharic translations
2083Kamal Salih for GLI Arabic translations
2084Gerhard Riesthuis for Greenstone Dutch translations
2085Mohan Raj Pradhan for GLI Nepali translations.
2086Diego Spano for translating the installer's interface into Spanish.
2087Xiaofeng Yu for translating the installer's interface into Mandarin.
2088Doris Jung for translating the installer's interface into German.
2089
2090...and many other minor improvements and bug fixes
2091
2092We want to ensure that Greenstone works well for you. Please report any
2093problems to the Greenstone mailing list
2094[email protected].
2095
2096
2097[DL Consulting (http://www.dlconsulting.com) are the world's leading
2098suppliers
2099of commercial consulting, customization, support, maintenance and hosting
2100services for the Greenstone digital library software suite.]
2101
2102
2103From ihw at cs.waikato.ac.nz Tue Dec 23 10:48:24 2008
2104From: ihw at cs.waikato.ac.nz (Ian Witten)
2105Date: Tue Dec 23 10:48:47 2008
2106Subject: [greenstone-devel] Greenstone Wins Andrew W. Mellon Foundation MATC
2107 Award
2108References: <[email protected]>
2109Message-ID: <[email protected]>
2110
2111I am very pleased to announce that the University of Waikato has been
2112awarded US$50,000 for the Greenstone project within the Third Annual
2113Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (see http://
2114matc.mellon.org/press-release). This competition is meant "to
2115recognize important organizational contributions to open source
2116projects which currently or potentially provide significant benefits
2117to at least one traditional Mellon constituency (higher education,
2118especially the arts and humanities; libraries; museums; arts
2119organizations; and nature conservation)." We understand that the
2120committee was primarily impressed by Greenstone's impact in the
2121developing world as testified by many users who supported our
2122candidacy online, thanks to all of you who contributed recommendations.
2123
2124The University intends to use the award to further the Greenstone
2125community of developers and users, particularly in developing
2126countries. This will involve improving the documentation, making
2127tutorial videos, and stimulating the development of Greenstone
2128capabilities and user groups in developing countries.
2129
2130As part of this effort we invite proposals from the Greenstone
2131community in developing countries for small grants (US$1000 to US
2132$5000) which will be awarded in 2009 according to the following
2133criteria:
2134
2135* one-time assistance (not a continuing subvention) for a project
2136which will lead to sustainable follow-up: examples of activity could
2137be organisation of user meetings or training workshops, expert
2138missions for training and advice (particularly exchange of expertise
2139within a given region or country), institutional exchanges or user
2140services;
2141* priority to regional networks and to countries and institutions in
2142greatest need (normally grants will not available to individuals, but
2143there could be exceptions);
2144* priority to projects which are partially self-funded or partially
2145funded by third parties.
2146
2147Detailed proposals should be addressed to John Rose
2148<[email protected]>, Research Associate, University of Waikato, who
2149will correspond with the submitting parties as needed to refine their
2150proposals. Awardees will be expected to submit a detailed evaluation
2151report at the conclusion of their projects.
2152
2153cheers
2154ian
2155
2156
2157From m.mehrling at neu.edu Wed Dec 24 07:06:38 2008
2158From: m.mehrling at neu.edu ([email protected])
2159Date: Wed Dec 24 07:06:48 2008
2160Subject: [greenstone-devel] global search and replace / global update
2161In-Reply-To: <[email protected]>
2162Message-ID: <OF5AAC6407.341CB382-ON85257528.0063279D-85257528.0063662B@neu.edu>
2163
2164Hello,
2165
2166Does anyone have a solution for updating metadata in a batch in
2167Greenstone? We can do search and replace in the XML, but that's not
2168ideal.
2169
2170Thanks and happy holidays!
2171
2172Martin
2173
2174************************************
2175Martin Mehrling
2176Digital Systems Specialist
2177[email protected]
2178617.373.5885
2179========================
2180301 Snell Library
2181Northeastern University
2182Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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2186From wendy.osborn at uleth.ca Wed Dec 24 08:26:20 2008
2187From: wendy.osborn at uleth.ca (Wendy Osborn)
2188Date: Wed Dec 24 08:26:32 2008
2189Subject: [greenstone-devel] global search and replace / global update
2190In-Reply-To: <OF5AAC6407.341CB382-ON85257528.0063279D-85257528.0063662B@neu.edu>
2191References: <OF5AAC6407.341CB382-ON85257528.0063279D-85257528.0063662B@neu.edu>
2192Message-ID: <[email protected]>
2193
2194
2195Hi,
2196
2197I know that if you load a collection into the GLI, and go to the Enrich
2198panel, you can select multiple documents with the mouse and cntl/shift
2199keys. Then, when you enter metadata (for example, dc.Title), this will be
2200entered for all documents that you have selected.
2201
2202Hope this helps,
2203
2204Wendy
2205
2206On Tue, December 23, 2008 11:06 am, [email protected] wrote:
2207> Hello,
2208>
2209> Does anyone have a solution for updating metadata in a batch in
2210> Greenstone? We can do search and replace in the XML, but that's not
2211> ideal.
2212>
2213> Thanks and happy holidays!
2214>
2215> Martin
2216>
2217> ************************************
2218> Martin Mehrling
2219> Digital Systems Specialist
2220> [email protected]
2221> 617.373.5885
2222> ========================
2223> 301 Snell Library
2224> Northeastern University
2225> Boston, Massachusetts 02115
2226> _______________________________________________
2227> greenstone-devel mailing list
2228> [email protected]
2229> https://list.scms.waikato.ac.nz/mailman/listinfo/greenstone-devel
2230>
2231
2232
2233--
2234"Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting" - Anonymous
2235
2236Wendy Osborn
2237Assistant Professor of Computer Science
2238Director, Southern Alberta Digital Library
2239Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
2240University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
2241phone: +1 403 329 2294
2242email: [email protected]
2243www: http://www.cs.uleth.ca/~osborn
2244
2245
2246
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