111Re: An event database
- Nov 18, 2006--- In email@example.com, "Ray Murphy" <raymur@...> wrote:
>Well, you can do that now in Legacy 6, maybe others. It has an events
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bob Melson <melsonr@> wrote:
> >>The broadest genie software "church" I can think of is PhpGedView.
> >>This is open source, and contributors add modules that extend
> >>software functionality. Its use is server based, which is quite an
> >>advantage for collaboration.
> >While I agree that phpGedView is sufficiently flexible to allow for
> >the programming of most, if not all, of the suggested features, it
> >also currently suffers the limitations of a purposely simple
> >database structure. This is not a disqualifier, certainly, but it
> >would require refinement of that structure, and the php "code", to
> >achieve the fine-grainedness required.
> >If I might make a suggestion, I'd like to see a layout, even in
> >rough form, of the various DB tables/files envisioned - that'd go a
> >long way toward establishing the amount of effort involved, IMO.
> > Bob Melson
> > Texas
> RM: It's a bit hard to bring it all together until we see what sort
> of events are worth recording. Obviously there are too many to ever
> become standard gedcom categories, so the way to go would be to use
> the existing Events system but with ONE extra category - "User
> Event". That would allow users to enter any type of event, and that
> could also include such things as illnesses and causes of death or
> notable characteristics that exist in families.
> I suppose that programs that didn't use "extra events" could bypass
> gedcom lines that had a special prefix for them. That may be possible
> now for all I know.
> It seems to me that the first step should be to get "extra events"
> into lots of programs.
arrangement (View|Master Lists|Event Definition) which works in a way
that allows people to be attached to events. They can be
included/excluded in reports. A start? :-)
I think that if you are looking for the reverse (events attached to
people) you would run into serious opposition from the commercial
companies who like things the way they are....
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