RE: [fhctech] FamilySearch Indexing
- I was able to install it on a couple of our computers running W2K last year. I understand software changes were made since then, but I assume the ability to do so is still there. (And our systems didn't quite meet the requirements listed below).-Terri J.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Dana Repouille
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 10:50 PM
Subject: [fhctech] FamilySearch Indexing
http://www.familyse archindexing. org/en/index. jsp
Do you folks think I could install the FSI software onto the Windows 2000
computers in our FHC?
Minimum Computer Requirements
For Microsoft Windows users:
Computer Type: PC or PC compatible
Operating System: Windows XP Home or Professional, Windows Vista
Browser: Internet Explorer 6.0.2 SP2 or above, Mozilla Firefox 184.108.40.206 or
Minimum Computer Speed: PentiumR IV or better
Minimum Internal Memory (RAM): 512MB or greater
Java 1.5_11 or above
Display: 1024 x 768 or higher
Connection Speed: Broadband high-speed internet recommended (DSL, cable,
Dana in Omaha.
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- I'm a little slow catching up on messages. Here's what I know.
Familysearchindexing (FSI) is a JAVA based program. It sometimes has a
few quirks. It likes a clean install, meaning only 1 version of JAVA
installed. It actually works best with JRE 5 update 11. The version
that installs with the FSI install is JRE 5 update 6. An optional way
to install the software is to download and install JAVA from their
website. java.sun.com Then from familysearchindexing.org click on the
start indexing button. Then it will detect the existing JAVA and only
install the indexing software. Then just add the FSI link to your
favorites. It works like a charm.
Note: the indexing software isn't the resource hog, it's JAVA.
Hope this is helpful to someone.
I am running the indexing program at home on an XP machine, 350 MHz
and 128MB RAM, which is obviously way below the listed specs.
Everything works once it is up and running but you need to allow for
like 5 minutes for an image to download.
You can probably do it but you need people to understand that they
have to have other things to do for the times that the images are
loading up. It would be less than ideal for an FHC where you would
like some crisp computer usage but if you need to do the indexing and
that is all that you have available it is possible.
Oh, I found that it was really important to keep as much space
available on the hard drive as possible at least 512K, since it seems
to use the hard drive for some virtual storage as it works.