Taking things in order?
- Well, there is plenty of discussion going on!
As one who only dips his toe into software from necessity (not from
any other point of view) there is probably a need here to spell a few
things out for us ammachewers. For example, does web hosting take in
such existing software as phpGedView (PGV) and The Next Generation
(TNG)? If so, is anyone already using this stuff (I use PGV) and are
there things about that line of development worthy of discussion?
But even before we get to that, there has been a post or two about the
GEDCOM standard. AFAIK, 5.5 is the presently supported version, v6 was
put out for comment as a XML (??) formatted document - which confers
some benefits, but triples the size of any GEDCOM file. So - maybe we
need to keep a close eye on what LDS are doing with that, or even get
involved ourselves? After all, if the foundations are suspect, then
anything else we dream about is going nowhere fast, or is based on the
Views? I personally would hate the thought of getting bogged down in
developing GEDCOM standards, but I'm also a firm believer in first
Paul / Canberra / Australia