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4 November 2017

Version 1.11 Build 4

Changes for Family Historian

  • If two Fact Types (one Family Event and one Individual Event) have the same name, GedSite will now give preference to the Family Event rather than the Fact Type defined last in the GEDCOM file

Fixes

  • Fixed several bugs and inconsistencies in the sentence template processor
28 October 2017

Version 1.10 Build 28

Fixes for Family Historian

  • Fixed a bug introduced in v1.10.27 where witness references were not working properly in sentence templates
27 October 2017

Version 1.10 Build 27

Enhancements

  • GedSite now detects duplicate exhibits when it is merging citations to make the citation list in the Person Page entry

Enhancements for Legacy

  • Added support for global sentences, i.e., sentences defined in the Event Definition window in Legacy that apply to all events of that type that do not have local sentences
  • GedSite now loads Legacy's marriage status codes and creates either a Marriage Status event or a more specific event based on the status code
  • Fixed a bug where Legacy's [fromDate] variable was not implemented properly
  • Fixed a bug where the "Name" field in an address was not loaded properly; the Name field is now stored in the "Addressee" part of the second place record; the second place record is accessed via the Legacy [address] variable, or the GedSite [L:I2] variable

Enhancements for rootstrust

  • Added some enhancements for rootstrust GEDCOM files; the enhancements depend on unannounced rootstrust features that will not be available until the next rootstrust release, at which time I will update this message

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where calculated ages were off by one when the event date was in the same month but a lesser day than the birth date
  • Fixed an issue where GedSite was not detecting that some exhibit references were exact duplicates of other exhibit references
  • Fixed a bug where GedSite's Marriage sentence template in "Dutch (Belgium)" had a syntax error that caused incorrect results
22 September 2017

Version 1.9 Build 22

Enhancements

  • Added initial support for GEDCOM files written by rootstrust

Changes

  • Improved date formatting for some date ranges; see the Dates Section

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where date format pull-down menus would show the wrong value because they were ignoring upper/lower case differences when initializing the pull-down menu
8 August 2017

Version 1.8 Build 8

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where some RootsMagic switch expressions would fail if the expression included an empty alternative
  • Adjusted the dates-only lifespan formats to always include the separator if there is a death date
  • Adjusted the code that reads metadata from image files such that an error reading metadata for one exhibit will not interfere with processing other exhibits attached to the same person, event, etc.

    A bug in Family Tree Maker 2017 (FTM) exposed this weakness in GedSite because FTM categorizes non-image files as image files with a FORM JPG record.

26 June 2017

Version 1.6 Build 26

Enhancements

  • Added the Family Date Format and Family Lifespan Format to customize lifespans in the Family Section and Parent Section separately from other lifespans in the person entry

    Any lifespans included in the Family Section headings will now follow the Family Lifespan Format.

Fixes for Reunion

  • Fixed a bug where custom Reunion census sentence templates would be ignored if the tag type matched an alias predefined by GedSite

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where GEDCOM SOUR (source) and REPO (repository) records with a zero XREF value such as @S000@ or @R000@ would not be loaded properly
  • Fixed a bug where multiple exhibits attached to the same record (person, event, etc.) were not sorted properly
22 May 2017

Version 1.5 Build 22

Enhancements

Fixes

10 May 2017

Version 1.5 Build 10

Changes

  • In the Narration, Two Columns, and Three Columns Formats, list-type output such as Person References and Relationships are now assigned the CSS classes gs-pe-label and gs-pe-value in place of gs-pan-td-label and gs-pan-td-value, respectively, which were used in prior versions; this makes the grid-type Formats consistent with the list-type Formats in terms of CSS class assignments

Fixes for RootsMagic

  • Fixed an error where GedSite was using the wrong value to associate Tag Types with events; this sometimes caused missing events in the output

Fixes

  • Updated the installer to remove the "en-us-relationships.xml" file which is no longer required and interferes with the proper operation of the Relationships feature
  • Fixed a bug where the relationship templates configuration file for "English (United Kingdom)" (en-gb) was not named properly
  • Fixed a bug where the delete button was disabled for the Relationships Person Entry Item
  • Fixed a bug where the relationship calculator would not choose the closest relationship in some cases where two people were related multiple ways
1 May 2017

Version 1.5 Build 1

Enhancements

  • Added the Relationships Person Entry item
  • Added the Wizards menu
  • Added the Add Reference property to the Image User Item which is enabled when the image is linked to a person

Changes

  • The "Ancestor of" and "Descendant of" Filter terms now include an option to include or omit the subject person

    Prior to this version, the subject was always included, but that may not be desirable in all instances. Uncheck the Include Subject checkbox to omit the subject.

  • Exhibits are now sorted in Exhibit Galleries and when linked or embedded on other pages

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the Non-primary only filter for Person exhibits in the Exhibit Gallery was not working properly
18 April 2017

Version 1.4 Build 18

Enhancements

Changes

  • Added a label to the Compiler output; the default (in English) is "Compiler:", so example output is now "Compiler: Jane Doe"
  • Added the Class property to the Indented Descendant Chart and the Indented Pedigree Chart
  • Two chart-related CSS class names have been changed: "chartinddesc" is now "gs-c-list-desc" and "chartindped" is now "gs-c-list-ped"

    GedSite does not include styles for the class names mentioned above. If you have a User Style that uses one of the class names, you must change that User Style to use the new class name.

  • Updated Belgian Dutch translations (nl-be) with edits from Jan Verhavert

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where living people had a parent section even though the People property "Show when Child" was unchecked
3 April 2017

Version 1.4 Build 3

Enhancements

Changes for Family Tree Maker

  • Expanded the list of Family Tree Maker custom GEDCOM records that are supported by GedSite
27 March 2017

Version 1.4 Build 0

Enhancements

Changes

  • The text of the SOUR.TITL GEDCOM record is now stored in both the "Title" and "_TITL" source variables; some GEDCOM files specify a part named "Title" separately from the SOUR.TITL value and the addition of the "_TITL" variables makes both values accessible
  • Updated Norwegian site strings with edits from Torleif Haugødegård

Changes for Reunion

  • Added support for several Reunion custom GEDCOM tags

Changes for RootsMagic

  • The value of the custom RootsMagic SOUR._BIBL source element is now loaded in the _BIBL source variable

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the default value of the Styles.Page.Content.background-color property was set to:
    @theme-backcolor.container-background-color
    The proper value is:
    @theme-backcolor.content-background-color
  • Fixed a bug where the page title on a person page was not set to the person's name when only one person was shown
14 March 2017

Version 1.3 Build 16

Enhancements

Changes

  • GedSite now saves and restores the expanded / collapsed state of item lists; the state is saved in the GedSite file when you save it
  • Added a version number check when opening a GedSite file
  • Added verification of Theme folder when opening a GedSite file
  • Changed name formatting in the Calendar to givenname-first
  • Changed image file handling to ignore width and height parameters from EXIF metadata; the values are not reliable and GedSite will get the width and height from other metadata or by loading the image Bitmap

Changes for Legacy

  • Legacy nick names are now removed from the given name part; see the help page for details

Fixes

  • Added the arrows.png file to all Themes; some Themes have a customized version
6 March 2017

Version 1.3 Build 13

Enhancements

  • Added the Calendar User Item
  • Added the Class property to the Image User Item
  • Added the Styles.Page.Sidebar section for styling the sidebar
  • Added the Styles.Page.Site Title and Styles.Page.Page Title sections for styling the Site Title and Page title, respectively
  • Added support for split witness memo parts to the [WM] variable

Changes

  • Reduced the Lightbox opacity value to allow more of the underlying page to show through

Changes for Heredis

  • Heredis witnesses and roles are now recognized by GedSite

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where events for limited living people were not filtered out of List of People results
20 February 2017

Version 1.3 Build 10

Enhancements

Changes

  • The Style property in the Accent Item window now shows the colors of the selected Accent Style

Changes for Brother's Keeper

  • Brother's Keeper flags are now loaded as Attributes which you may include in the Person Entry or use as the basis for filter criteria; see the Flags section of GedSite's Brother's Keeper help page

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where place notes were not handled properly resulting in missing place information pages
  • Fixed a bug where primary images in GEDCOM files from some applications, including Family Tree Maker and Brother's Keeper, were not handled properly resulting in some duplicate exhibits or no assignment of a primary person exhibit
  • Fixed a bug where two CSS classes meant to be unique had the same name; please see newsletter for details
  • Fixed several textbox display issues that only affected the "Metro" skin
13 February 2017

Version 1.3 Build 8

Enhancements

Changes

  • For GEDCOM files that include primary/not-primary markers for exhibits, changed GedSite to honor the not-primary marker

Changes for Reunion

  • Added support for Reunion's custom _PLAC records which are used to provide place details, including location coordinates

Fixes

2 February 2017

Version 1.3 Build 5

Enhancements

  • Added the List of People User Item
  • Added Last Edited and Tag Date filter terms, including a "Within" operator for comparing dates to the current date
  • Added the Attribute filter term to allow filtering based on attribute values
  • Extended the Person Entry Attribute item to provide more control over what text is included on the person page for an attribute
  • Added the Copy User Style and Paste User Style commands in the Edit Menu of the User Style window
  • Added the Exhibits.Caption Preference property
  • Added the "Is Empty" and "Is Not Empty" operators to all text filters
  • Added Banner to the list of Header Script choices

Changes for Family Historian

  • Family Historian flags are now loaded as Attributes which you may include in the Person Entry or use as the basis for filter criteria; see the Flags section of GedSite's Family Historian help page

Changes for Family Tree Maker

  • Added support for the Family Tree Maker version of the ALIA record where the value is presumed to represent a nickname; see the Names section of GedSite's Family Tree Maker help page
  • Mapped several Family Tree Maker custom GEDCOM tags to new and/or existing tag types; see the Events section of GedSite's Family Tree Maker help page

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where String section values with certain special characters were being ignored
  • Fixed incorrect default values for the font-family property in the Styles.Page.Body section and the Style.Page.Header section
  • Correct a bug where some tag types (aka fact definitions) read from the GEDCOM file would not be used for all the intended events
23 January 2017

Version 1.3 Build 0

Enhancements

  • Added the Filter property to the People section so users can choose who to include in the site

    The Filter property supports more than a dozen filter terms and uses nesting to create complex selection logic, if that is necessary. See the Filters help page for more details.

  • Added two properties to allow more customization of Place Information pages
  • Added OpenStreetMap to the mapping service options; OpenStreetMap is limited to places with latitude / longitude coordinates
  • Added the Add Place 1 to Place 2 for Geocoding option in the Places section

Changes

  • SOUR (source) records that are subordinate to CONT (continuation) records are promoted to the parent of the CONT record; in prior versions, those source citations were ignored

Changes for Family Historian

  • The Family Historian variable {their ages} now returns the age text values from the fact whereas it was returning calculated ages
  • The Family Historian variable {their age ranges} now returns the age text values from the fact or a calculated value if there is no age text; in prior versions it was returning calculated ages only
  • Adjusted the {date:FULL}, {date:ABBREV}, {date:ABBREV2}, {date:ABBREV3}, and {date:ABBREV4} variables to omit the date prefix; note that in GedSite, all those variables produce the same date format as {date} because GedSite uses a different model for date formatting so the only difference is the date prefix

Fixes

  • Fixed a problem where images were not scaling properly on mobile devices or browsers with small windows
11 January 2017

Version 1.2 Build 6

Changes for Reunion

  • GedSite now removes a leading newline character from certain NOTE records in Reunion GEDCOM files

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where place exhibits were ignored for some ADDR and PLAC records
  • Fixed a bug where places imported from TMG GEDCOM files would not work properly
  • Fixed a bug where nested switches in RootsMagic sentence templates would not always produce the correct output
  • Fixed a bug where Input (-i) folder files were being copied after the site's CSS was being created and that caused problems with background images that were in the "st" subfolder of the Input (-i) folder
  • Fixed a bug where single quotes (AKA apostrophes) in tag type names caused an error in GedSite
10 January 2017

Version 1.2 Build 5

This release includes a change to place handling that affects sentences written using GedSite's sentence templates. See GedSite News #010 for details.

Enhancements

  • Added the Data.Places section with properties for adding links to mapping services
  • Added support for notes and exhibits attached to places; a place with a note and/or an exhibit will include an icon that links to a place information page that shows the note and/or exhibit

Changes

  • Adjusted the place cleaning process so it applies to text supplied via the GEDCOM ADDR record as well as to the PLAC record
  • Added the Chart Page Page Set; if a Page User Item contains a chart, and the chart is wide, change the Page User Item to use the Chart PageSet
  • Added properties in the Exhibits Section to support Place exhibits
  • Added the Place property to the Exhibit Gallery User Item to support Place exhibits
  • Added new Text Content Properties to the Exhibit Gallery
  • Added new properties in Themes to make button colors more obvious, and switched several styles to use the new button properties

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the script file that implements the interactive elements of the Indented Descendant Chart was not named correctly causing the interactive features to not work when the site was published to a Linux-based web host
  • Fixed a bug where lifespans for spouses in the Family Section were not honoring the Person Entry Lifespan property in the Dates section as intended
  • Fixed a bug where unrecognized file types were not being assigned the "Document" exhibit type
4 January 2017

Version 1.2 Build 0

Enhancements

Changes

  • GedSite now uses events with "about", "circa" and "say" dates when determining if a person is living or dead; the threshold year is adjusted earlier by ten years
  • Exhibit Gallery text filters now include an additional text field, the Exhibit File Path
  • Exhibit Gallery text filters now include "not" operators ("does not contain", "does not start with", etc.)
  • Added the Create Gendex File property
  • GedSite's drop-down lists now ignore the mousewheel
  • For color properties that use a redirect ("@theme..."), GedSite now sets the background color of the textbox to the redirected value
21 December 2016

Version 1.1 Build 7

Enhancements

  • Added the Exhibit Gallery User Item
  • Added the Exhibits.Embed Position property to control whether embedded exhibits are inserted before or after the text associated with the parent record
  • For person exhibits and tag exhibits, added links from Linked Exhibit pages back to the people attached to the parent record of the exhibit

Changes

  • GedSite now removes empty Birth and Death events; both "1 DEAT Y" and "1 BIRT Y" will be removed if there are no other records for the event
  • Added the :TEXT and :TORC parameters to the A (Age) variable

Changes for Family Historian

  • Added variable mapping for several Family Historian Data References (see list)
  • Changed the Family Historian {age} variable to map to the [S:A:TEXT:AT] variable so it will use the age text value rather than a computed value
  • Changed the Family Historian {age range} variable to map to the [S:A:TORC:AT] variable so it will use the age text value, or if that is empty, a computed value

Changes for RootsMagic

  • Changed the RootsMagic variable [place] to use the :IN prefix option
  • Changed the RootsMagic variable [placedetails] to use the :AT prefix option

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the Publish command was removing certain files that it should ignore
  • Fixed a bug where some invalid sentences would produce a "No item to pop" error message rather than a more detailed error message
12 December 2016

Version 1.1 Build 5

Enhancements

Changes

  • GedSite now adjusts place values for display, including the removal of extra commas
  • GedSite now replaces newline characters in text fields with one HTML <br> tag rather than two
  • Added the [WM] variable to insert a witness memo (AKA NOTE) into sentence output
  • For all exhibits that are not attached to a person, GedSite now renders linked exhibits before embedded exhibits
  • For exhibits attached to citations or sources, embedded exhibits will begin beneath the citation or source text rather than on the same line
  • Added a new Tag Type Group, "Baptism", and assigned it to the Baptism and Christening Tag Types
  • Updated the "one page script" to improve back button handling on person pages

Changes for Family Historian

  • The Family Historian variable {date} now maps to the GedSite variable [D:WP] to trigger the "in" or "on" prefix and mimic FH output
  • Added support for the Family Historian variables {'children'} and {'spouses'}; these map to new GedSite variables [S:WCCHILDREN] and [S:WCPARTNERS], respectively
  • Fixed a bug where the Family Historian variable {date:year} was not mapping to the GedSite variable [D:Year] as intended
  • Fixed a bug where the Family Historian variable {other=role} caused an exception

Changes for RootsMagic

  • Added support for the RootsMagic options :heshe, :himher, and :hisher; these map to the appropriate GedSite pronoun options
  • RootsMagic role variables will return everyone assigned to the role except the subject, and that appears to match the RootsMagic output

    In prior versions, role variables would return everyone assigned to the role including the subject. That behavior was based on the RootsMagic help file entry for role variables, where it says, "All witnesses to the event with the specified role. The name of the role is typed in square brackets, e.g. [Witness], [Doctor], [Minister]" [emphasis added].

  • Fixed a bug where options on the RootsMagic variable [placedetails] were ignored

Fixes

  • Added the Styles > Page > Extra Section so that Theme properties apply to the Extra Section as intended
  • Fixed a bug where a message panel in the Sentence Tester was not moving when the window was resized
5 December 2016

Version 1.1 Build 2

Enhancements

Enhancements for Family Historian

  • GedSite now imports Tag Types from Family Historian GEDCOM files including sentence and role definitions when exporting using Mike Tate's Export Gedcom File plug-in

Changes

  • Added ":poss" as an option for person variables
  • GedSite now resolves relative file paths for exhibit/media files; GedSite assumes that the file location is relative to the GEDCOM data file location
  • Updated German site strings with edits from translator Vera Nagel

Changes for Family Historian

  • For Family Historian GEDCOM files, GedSite now handles ADDR and _PLAC records for family events as well as individual events

Changes for RootsMagic

  • Added ":poss" as an option for RootsMagic person name variables, and mapped it to the new GedSite parameter of the same name
  • Added ":year" as an option for RootsMagic Date variables, and mapped it to the [Y] variable in GedSite

Fixes

  • Removed the "busy" mouse cursor which was not being unset to non-busy when appropriate
1 December 2016

Version 1.1

Enhancements

  • Added the Database.Use Global Sentences property to control whether GedSite uses Tag Type sentences and roles loaded from a GEDCOM file (see above)
  • Themes may now use a theme.css file to add CSS to the site; this will simplify custom Theme creation for Theme designers

Enhancements for RootsMagic

  • GedSite now imports Tag Types from RootsMagic GEDCOM files including sentence and role definitions

Changes

  • Added sentences for several Tag Types that had empty sentences
  • GedSite now moves the value stored in the GEDCOM AGE record, if any, to the [M:Age] property of the associated event

Changes for Family Historian

  • Added an alias so that GedSite will apply Family Historian rules when loading GEDCOM files exported with Mike Tate's Export Gedcom File plug-in

Fixes

  • Changed RootsMagic sentence processing such that the [Date] parameter will always include the date prefix unless the [Date:plain] option is used
  • Fixed a bug where GedSite was not applying language-specific strings properly when making the site
  • Fixed a bug where pasting a multi-line value into a textbox would only paste one line of the value
  • Fixed a bug where changing Language.Site Language before choosing a GEDCOM file would cause a fatal error
  • Fixed a bug where a comma would appear in place of the gender if the Show Gender property of the Person Entry.Summary was unchecked
  • Fixed a bug where the Styles.Page.Container.font-family was set to "sans-serif" when the correct default is "inherit"
27 November 2016

Version 1.0 Build 4

Enhancements

  • Color properties will now show the current color as the background color of the textbox, for example, #336699 or red
    The change above was made obsolete by the addition of the Color Editor in version 1.4 Build 0

Changes

  • Added partial translations for site strings in Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), and German (Germany)

Changes for Family Historian

  • For Family Historian GEDCOM files, GedSite now loads an event's ADDR (address) value to the [L:Address] field, and FH variable {address} produces that value
  • For Family Historian GEDCOM files, GedSite now loads an event's _PLAC (second place) value to the [L:Place2] field, and FH variable {_place2} produces that value

Changes for RootsMagic

  • For RootsMagic GEDCOM files, GedSite now accepts EN-DASH (–) with "dash number" sort dates
  • For RootsMagic GEDCOM files, GedSite now loads the DEAT.CAUS value to the [M:Text] field so that [desc] in GedSite willo have the same meaning as in RootsMagic

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the wrong template was used to render source entries on source pages
25 November 2016

Version 1.0 Build 3

Changes

  • The Clear parameter for Tag Set Panels is now applied to the heading (if any) as well as to the paragraph, list, or table that contains the tags
  • Added partial translation for site strings in Norwegian (Bokmål)

Changes for RootsMagic

  • GedSite now supports RootsMagic "dash numbers" after a sort date value such as the "-1" in 12 JUN 1900-1
  • Added ":simple" as a RootsMagic option on date and place variables

Fixes

  • Added default sentences for the Retirement event
  • Fixed a bug where the lifespan format "(birth-death)" was not formatted correctly
  • Fixed a bug where GedSite was misinterpreting dates with no year value when determining if someone is dead or alive
  • Fixed a bug where enabling the Index Membership item would cause Make Site to fail; the item will be ignored until Custom Indexes are added as a feature
22 November 2016

Version 1.0 Build 2

Changes

  • GedSite now sets the exhibit type based on the file extension of the external file when the GEDCOM file does not include an OBJE.FORM record

Fixes

  • Fixed an error where GedSite was failing to load a GEDCOM file when a witness record was pointing to the current person, i.e., a person was listed as a witness to one of his or her own events
  • Fixed an error where GedSite was failing to load a GEDCOM file when a FAM record had no child records
  • Fixed an error where GedSite was failing to load a GEDCOM file when a NOTE record had a missing or invalid pointer
  • Fixed an error where GedSite was failing to make a site if an error occurred when reading an image's meta data
21 November 2016

Version 1.0

The first release of GedSite, a web site builder for GEDCOM files!

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